K-LOVE listeners Ryan and Lisa Case are one of 4 families that won Mark Schultz! K-LOVE's Home Delivery brought a personal Mark Schultz concert to their home. Well, more specifically...their garage:) So you could share the experience, they created a blog of the evening (with some great pictures). Here's a letter we got from Lisa Case:
"We can't thank you enough for this amazing week. We have talked to so many people about Jesus and so many doors have been opened because of this opportunity. My husband and I quickly put a blog together today to try to recap this week's events and last nights wonderful concert. With 100 people on my driveway, we thought this might be a great tool for others to begin to share their experiences from the evening. It is hard to visualize a concert out of a garage, especially with Mark Schultz, but I think the pictures on the right side of the blog bring it to life. Just go to MarkSchultzHomeDelivery.blogspot.com.
If you would share this with Mark and Ruth Anne White from Word, we would so appreciate it. We just want them to know how their time and talents are continuing to change lives.
Jennifer and Julie, thank you for all of your support last night. It was truly an added blessing to have you there. So many of my friends have found K-Love and are beginning to understand what a fabulous ministry it is. We thought that there would be laughs when you saw the Muppets picture embedded!
Lisa Williams, thank you for your continuous prayers. It was God's guest list and as I watched people in my drive way sing "One Life, One Love, One Way Home" I was overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit."
One of the reasons this night was so amazing was because of Lisa Case's story of adoption. Here's an email we got from K-LOVE's Julie Gabrisch that tells more...
"Lisa and Ryan Chase prepared their lovely home for a driveway concert. The evening was a beautiful, cool Colorado, autumn night and we had concerns that it might be just too cold for a concert outside, but Lisa and Ryan had gone out of their way to create a great backdrop for Mark to sing and Mark didn’t hesitate to rise up to the challenge. Mark was so engaging with the 75+ crowd that stood or sat in the large driveway. His songs were sung so wonderfully even though I am sure he was straining his voice for all to hear him. He teased Jennifer and I because we looked liked “the two old guys on the Muppet show who sat in the balcony making fun of the performers”, which caused us all to roar with laughter. As I am sure everyone who heard or read why Lisa won the contest, she had given her daughter up for adoption, which was an open adoption. Lisa’s beautiful 13 year old daughter Kellie was at the concert with her adopted parents-they sat in the front row. Mark graciously allowed Lisa to perform the song she wrote and composed for her daughter, while she was pregnant. It was beautiful and Lisa is quite talented. Mark then sang “Everything to me.” When he began singing, Kellie got up from her adopted mother’s lap and went and sat with Lisa. As I write this, I am getting tears in my eyes, there wasn’t a dry eye among those 75+ attendees. Even Mark was so moved that he briefly stopped playing. Mark commented a few times, “I will never forget this evening.” I know he was saying what everyone there was thinking. None of us will ever forget last night. I know that Chicago is in for another treat and that God will continue to bless Mark as he performs these intimate gatherings. Mark and Ruthanne, thank you so much for coming the Denver and showing us God’s love."
In case you've never heard of the song "Everything to Me" from Mark Schultz, here's the video with the full story...