The Adjustment of April
During the stay-at-home quarantine time of COVID-19 this past month, Final Greetings has paused touring for the time being. Our team members have gone to different places to rest, spend time with family, serve people and support our communities. We miss touring, but God has also used this time to grow our team and to be a positive influence in people's lives.
We also miss being together, but we are fortunate for technology that allows us to stay connected as friends and family in this time. We also wanted to tell you what we have all been doing so you can see that your support is still helping push our team forward.
Due to recent donations, Final Greetings has been able to record two original songs that we are preparing to release. We are excited to see what God is going to do with these songs, and we are thankful for everyone's support. We have also been able to completely pay off credit card bills, save finances, and make significant payments towards the gear that we are purchasing. #thankyou
"I am currently in Modesto, CA at the A Jesus Mission Headquarters. Like all of you, there's a group of us here on stay-at-home orders. With all the extra time that we've received, the crew has been taking up different projects around the base as well as spending time in bible studies in the morning. I've been a part of constructing a roof and an overhang on a future workshop, renovating and outfitting a coffee truck to be used for the Kingdom Coffee ministry here, leading bible studies, and keeping up on maintenance for the property. It's been really good despite all this craziness. I've been able to be a part of some incredibly meaningful conversations. I've also been given opportunities to lead and disciple others here, and there's been a lot of opportunities for myself to be led and discipled by others as well!" #workinghard
"This last month has been a very interesting one for me as I look at our calendar and think about all the people and events we had scheduled, but now we don't get to see all these awesome people. But I am very thankful for health in the season of sickness. I'm thankful for friends and the opportunity God has placed in front of me. I am currently in Modesto California at one of AJM's headquarters. It's been awesome spending so much time with so many God-focused people. At first this was difficult, but I've really found time to lean into Christ like I haven't before the normal hustle of life. On the base there is lots of work to do to help turn the property into a place for gathering and serving missionaries.Before all this started we had hit the studio and recorded some new music, and there is an excitement I haven't felt before about these new songs and I can't wait to share them with the world!" #excited
"This month has been quite the busy one for me. At the end of March I bought a flatbed trailer for $100 and poured in around $600 to bring it back to its former glory. As of right now I am working on the registration process for it so I can put it up on Facebook Marketplace and get some sort of a profit. I took this hunk of metal rubber and wood from a zero to a hero. Apart from fixing the trailer I have spent a lot of good one-on-one time with my family, from my 3-year-old brother to my Dad, who I usually hang out with by doing yard work. it is really nice to be home, especially at a time like this. But I am really looking forward to getting back on the road again, whenever that may be." #renovations
"I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with my family. My main focus has been work. I work at Walmart at the moment but this time I really feel like I found some friends that I can invest in. Work is something I get to look forward to. And I've been working on my new single called Dying to Live!" #originalmusic
Garrett and Alissa
"After spending a couple weeks in Kelseyville with Tyler and some of his family, we traveled North to stay with my parents in Spokane, WA. My brother Josh and his wife Sarah stayed with us for about a week as well, so spending time with family was great! Garrett has been working for my Aunt and Uncle doing yard work and outdoor remodeling. I've also been employed by Fred Meyer in the Clicklist department where I shop for people who have ordered online. We are really enjoying the time we get to spend together every night, but we are excited for the day we can return to touring." #marriedlife
Thank you for your gifts and prayers, as it has helped our team stay strong throughout this unique time for our world. We continue to pray for you and miss the church families around the world that we have visited and hope to continue touring within the next couple months. Continue to visit our social media sites to get updates on when we will begin touring and how you can encourage us. Thank you!