So much has happened since our last regular newsletter and I can't wait to share all the good news with you! First, God has opened up so many new doors for us that we are more booked up now than we have ever been in our 24 year history! We still have another half-year to schedule, but we are off to a great start. The new worship concert has been very well received and we are just so glad that God is using it and us to bring Himself glory.
Many of you have been praying for our computer situation (it died) and God did a miraculous thing in that, due to a simple communication error, Apple Inc felt the need to give us a new computer free of charge. Crazy, right? "My God will supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus". I know computers is not the context of that verse, but I'm giving God the glory anyway!
Jessica and Ryan are working hard and doing well in college. Jessica is almost to her AA degree. Both of them are doing well in their own ministries too. You can check out Jessica's new CD and web page at www.billandkarenitzel.com/jessicas-ministry.html and donate to Ryan's OAC evangelistic ministry at www.oacusa.org/staff-itzel.php.
Even Shannon is starting to come up with ways that she can lay up treasures in Heaven by saving her money to send Bibles to soldiers.
On the prayer request front, the cold virus has hit our house and we need your prayers that it will pass quickly and not hinder our singing. Pray for us as we begin to think about writing songs and a direction for the next CD. The funds have been saved for this project so we will be ready to go when the songs are completed. My goal is to record an album that will be full of doctrine, correction, encouragement, and instruction. Stylistically, we are looking in a couple of directions, but are hoping to bring a little something different this time.
Also, pray that more people will sign up for the cruise this fall. If you are interested in going, now is the time to sign up! Just call and make sure you tell them that Bill and Karen Itzel are your tour hosts. If you'd like more information, go to www.billandkarenitzel.com/1/post/2011/10/bill-karen-itzel-officially-part-of-the-fall-colors-gospel-cruise.html
We are praying for 100 people to come along-side of this ministry as either one-time or monthly supporters. You can read more about out non-profit ministry and tax-deductible donations at www.BKministry.org. Your tax-deductible gifts are what make this ministry possible! If you would like a brochure mailed to you the old fashioned way, just reply with your address and that request.
Ryan will be one of the teachers at the OAC evangelism training seminar in DC this year. If you ever thought, "I like what Ryan does on the sketchboard and I'd like to learn how to do that", here's your chance. For more information and registration go to www.oacusa.org. To see a video about the seminar, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUGuiZsaQg8&feature=share.
Make sure to “LIKE” our new facebook page: “The Itzels”. Also feel free to send us individual requests. We have a lot of great thought-provoking discussions there and would love for you to be a part of it.
Bill Itzel has been a worship leader and singer/songwriter for 26 years based in Westminster, MD. This is a blog about congregational worship and the latest news in the The Itzel's ministry.