Esh Family Tribute

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,

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Welcome Back

The blessings of the Saints are what keep us going!In case you haven’t noticed, Gospel Music Roundup hasn’t had any current podcasts for the last couple of months, now.

The problem was a financial one.  There are fees that we pay, in order to be able to play much of our song library, and those fees went up dramatically this year.  Enough that I had to negotiate a way to keep the current podcasts on the ‘air’ and promise not to make more until they were paid.  Nasty people, but our kingdom is not made up of them.

Thanks to God working in some mighty ways, we are back in motion, and this podcast is a great one to start the year out.  You see, I got to thinking;  Just how many people out there are going through similar stresses and worries in the promises they make to the Lord for Ministry.

Whether it’s your pastor, the director of the food bank, Crisis Counselors, or the local Christian radio station, there are a great number of people at work to minister to whomever needs it;  willing servants of His love and by His grace!  Some of us are even too ‘self-sufficient’ (read that, “Proud”)  to ask for help when it’s needed.  Yet time and again, people have told me not to deny the grace and their blessing of the Lord.

I mean, How can you expect God to bless the work of your hands when your hands are not doing the work He’s given you to do?

For those of you who have waited for this new podcast, thank you.  for those of you who have never been here before, WELCOME!  As far as it is in my power, this problem should not arise again, as I do not want to be caught unaware twice!  Praise God, though;  The increase in fees was because the audience has increased sufficiently through the sharing of streaming media.

Now click the “PLAY” button and get ready for some of the best in Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel and Western Gospel from independent artists,  right here,  on Gospel Music Roundup!

In This Episode:

Mark Cable– Empty Pockets
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Lottie Collier– Dirt Road Turns to Gold

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