THE CREEKSIDE DIARIES â€“ Volume Two,Â Monday, October 29, 2018, by Kristen Stanton.
Another fantastic day here at Creekside is in the books! Â At 9:00 a.m. artists began pouring in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center for booth set up. Â Â The buzz was still in the air as these artists were prayed up and ready to do ministry throughout the week.
Here is what happened at night:
4:30 doors open
5:00 Scott Roberts and 5 oâ€™clock band
5:20 MARK 209
5:25 Dodrill Family
5:37 Day Three
5:49 Gloryland Qt
6:01 Debbie Bennett
6:13 Epps Family
6:25 Gospel Truth Trio
6:37 Tonja Rose
6:49 The Riders
7:01 (Featured Group) Sacred Harmony
7:21 Chordsmen Qt
7:33 The Griffins
7:45 (Featured Group) The Coffmans
8:10 Dr. Jerry Goff and SGNScoops honor Arthur Rice
8:40 The Pine Ridge Boys
9:00 Ezekielâ€™s Call
9:12 Red Back Sing Closeoutâ€¦.
Ministry begins not when an artist steps on the stage, but ministry begins the minute the doors are opened. Â We believe that every person who walks through the door of the Convention Center is important. The needs that they have are important. Â The hurt that they are feeling is important. And THAT is why we sing â€” to tell them that we may not have all the answers, but we know a God who does.
It seems as though the message I heard so often today was about prayer and how it changes things. Â Â I heard the message about how God sees every tear that falls. The message resonated with me. I donâ€™t know if anyone else noticed it or not, but God has a way of arranging a program to do the work He has for that day. Â Â The Epps Family sang a song tonight called God Still Answers Prayer â€” a powerful message for the masses â€” and a message that the Creekside family truly believes. We saw that same message carry forward into Midnight Prayer where we heard how prayer has changed lives.
9The singing was phenomenal â€“from the spotlight on the Smoky Mountain artists all the way through the Red Back Hymnal sing. Â Â But the power of God showed up through that one simple word â€“ PRAY. God hears our prayers and He WILL answer us. God has started a work here at Creekside.
And God WILL finish it.
By Kristen Stanton