Thursday, May 13, 2010

shows shows shows


I finally made it to the land of the free. It's been a crazy past 2 weeks trying to get things scheduled, posters made, bands booked, and traveling back to America. Communication has not been the easiest while on the road, so I apologize if you are wondering what the heck is going on?

Good question :)

The tour prep team arrives in a week and we will begin to get the gallery, merch, and designs finished. We're heading to PA to visit a few churches, play some music, talk to folks about dreams, and serve the poor. Our time is booked but we hope to return to Nashville with another week of non-stop shows and events.

These two am particularly looking forward to:

So mark your calanders and ask off work. I'll see you then!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hands-on help!

From my missions pastor:

As most of you already know, The Anchor Fellowship is a church in downtown Nashville TN meeting the needs of their local community. The Anchor Fellowship has also founded a (501C3) Non-Profit called Anchor Mission, USA. The Anchor Mission, USA is church planting ministry that has planted churches in New Orleans, LA, Chattanooga, TN, Baltimore, MD, and two churches in Nashville, TN.

Today, The Anchor Fellowship has a new challenge to resolve. They are coordinating efforts in Nashville to be the hands and feet of Jesus, by helping families in his community clean-up and re-build from this weeks devastating floods. Many of you have expressed the desire to help out. This is how you can help.

1. Provide money-There is a pay pal link at: that you can securely donate cash to help
out. You will receive a tax-exempt letter for your donation.

2. You can organize a team, church group, or neighborhood party to travel to
Nashville to assist with The Anchor's outreach team for clean-up. (contact

3. You can pray for Joshua to have grace, administration, and patience as he
coordinates a new outreach in his community.

4. Sign up for our facebook group to stay in touch with needs as they come through. The name of the group will be, "Anchor Response Team".

Thank you so much,
Anchor Staff

Contact for Anchor Mission USA
521 Gallatin Rd. Ste 6
Nashville, TN 37207

Make checks payable to: The Anchor Fellowship
Or Anchor Mission USA
(Memo Flood Fund)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The South needs you!

Hey guys,


Millions and probably billions of dollars worth in damage has come to middle TN in the past few days because of the flood that started Saturday night (May 1, 2010). We need your help! This is urgent but no one seems to care about us. National media won't cover this because they are more worried about a car bomb attempt or an oil spill (important stories, but this is something worth sharing too)

1st ave. under water :*(

by photomagnon

by rachaelmoore

hundreds of houses (without flood insurance) under water

by Eric Hamiter

I just got off the phone with my brother who lives in my home town Kingston Springs, Tn. He and his wife were finally able to get out of their neighborhood do to the flood waters. Their house and belonging are fine, but unfortunately the rest of the city cannot cay the same. 4 houses at the end of their street were wiped away from rushing waters. Youtube search for Nashville flood and you'll find hundreds of videos of people's properties, cars, houses, everything, being washed away. It's heart-breaking to know that so many friends and family have lost so much. Most people do not have flood insurance since this is such a freak catastrophe and are now left with nothing

I say this all with absolute remorse. My prayers go out to everyone who has lost so much.

If you would like to give a monetary donation to someone in my community, you can send it through my PayPal: ibhrmonizn [at]

or make a donation to Nashville flood relief:

For donations of clothes, tents, blankets, etc, please send or drop them off at:

The Anchor Fellowship
629 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210

Hours Of Operation:
Tues - Thurs
7am - 7pm

Non-Nashvillians: please spread the word, in case folks don't grasp the severity of what's going on. Temporary shelters are at capacity, missing people are unaccounted for, many homes are under water, we're in a water conservation emergency, much of Nashville's economic base is threatened by flood damage, etc, etc. We're going to need help Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief.

Here is a house floating away down the street from my brother (across from my old high school)

The most disturbing of them all :*(

we need your prayer guys...