The Goulds-Love Beyond Measure!

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The Goulds God Leading Love Beyond MeasureI have always stated that the purpose of Gospel Music Roundup is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through song.  That’s exactly what this Artist Spotlight Group, The Goulds, is all about.  I’ve also always believed that there are few harmonies quite so tight as FAMILY harmony, and these folks have it in spades!

Tim Gould – Patriarch, Passionate Parent, Provider, Preacher.  I first met Tim while he was singing with the Missourians.  Every time I caught up with them, Tim always stood out as a man who loved the music and the Gospel.  As a devout family man, Tim loved to spend time with his two girls, Christa and Kelsey(aka KJ), and as the Lord would have it, those girls grew up singing gospel music and loving it.  Time finally came where Tim realized that his real passion, love and ministry was singing to and with his family, and together they began to sing at events.  This led to their own concert, then concerts, and it became clear that they needed to refine their focus, and follow the will of God.

If and when you attend one of the Gould’s concerts, you will be treated to a powerful testimony of God’s healing power and grace.  No spoiler, here;  I will just leave it at that.  But I will say I was praising God for that testimony!  You will also often have the opportunity to meet the “unsung hero” of the group, Tim’s Wife and the Girls’ Mother, Deb Gould.  Truly a woman that helps keep everything in order and moving right along!

The-Goulds-Looking-UpAs you listen to this Gospel Music Roundup Artist Spotlight, you’ll see the reason I chose The Goulds as my premier 2014 episode;  with such timing, testimony and tenacity, they are making great strides for the Gospel as well as within Gospel Music circles.  This past season, they attended, sang and The-Goulds-Love-Beyond-Measurewon their category at the National Quartet Convention, and have been traveling across several states, sharing their lives and their songs!  I encourage you to visit the Gould’s Website and Store to obtain both of their CDs, Love Beyond Measure and Looking Up!

 

Esh Family Tribute

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The Esh Family -  singing gospel and spreading the good news of salvation through Jesus ChristJohn and Sadie Esh were dedicated Christians, serving God and their community with unfailing passion. Their faith permeated every area of their lives; John Esh was a man of prayer who had a passion for the Glory of God and showed it in everything he put his hands to. This vision was transfused to family, friends, and anyone who came into touch with him on a personal level.

Leading their family in supporting themselves by hard work, the family built storage sheds at home, creating quite a reputation for quality work. They were actively involved in their Mennonite community, often being first to respond to needs observed around them.

The Eshes were singing together, even when their family was still quite small. Growing, eventually, to a tribe including twelve children who loved to bless the people in their community with their songs. Soon, they produced their own albums, writing many of their own songs. During this process, Sadie became enthusiastic about distributing their music, faithfully responding to telephone and mail order requests for their CDs. Even after their deaths, it is through these recordings that they continue to bless people.

The Esh children also launched out into Christian missions, as they grew. Sadly, this also brought the Esh family their first major confrontation with the sting of death; While on one such trip to the Ukraine, Johnny Esh was killed in a snowmobiling accident. It was through this experience, the Esh family learned to see God’s love in the midst of grief.

We have this confidence- the Eshes who died now live in paradise. For the remaining family, tragedy has made both their faith and their love for God more precious than ever, envisioning their family as rejoicing in eternal bliss. Determined, not to be sidetracked by temporal pain, but to look for the beauty that is God revealed through the veil.

If you would like to learn more about the Esh Family, visit their website, http://eshfamily.org/

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And SO much more!