The Walk

So as you may all know, It has been a long, hard road for Romans Road and this project. We had decided to throw out the first attempts to record our songs and start over. After completing the first seven songs, Our dear friend John Brasch decided to leave the ministry due to personal things. As we scrambled to find a suitable replacement through auditions, Bam introduced Kimpedro to us. After a few times of rehearsing with him, and auditioning others,we all decided he was the right fit. John set the bar high as a drummer and we needed to not only find a Christian, but a well experienced Christian drummer. Shortly after Kim joined us, Chris decided he had to step down as bass player for similar reasons. At this point we were dealing with recording, getting our new drummer up to speed and finding a bass player as well as preparing for shows. Chris stayed in the background as management and producer of the album as well as web design and other business aspects. THEN.....Bam resigned shortly after Chris had made his announcement and Lonnie was introduced through Kimpedro to fill the bass position. Chris and I had been co-managing the band and handling the studio end and social media posts, but between family, work, the financial strain, rehearsing, recording, performing, and planning shows, by no means do I question anyone for having to step down from ministry. Chris resigned from management and producing completely . Chris and Bam finished all the song recordings and Kimpedro played on the last three songs that needed to have drums recorded.  It is not easy in anyway, and until your ministry is noticed and has a following, you are the one doing all the work. Don't get me wrong, without God being in this and providing us with everything, we wouldn't be here today, You see, we hit those moments of doubt everytime we saw things moving forward and then coming to a road block, or better words, Fork in the road. That's the way we all are, isn't it?  It's very easy to have faith when everything is working out, but as soon as the waters get rough, we doubt like Peter did, and start to sink into the sea. God always provides for his ministry and children, don't ever forget that. We may not understand at first what his plans are, but if we continue to have faith, walk with integrity, and Give It To God, we can't fail. God promises to bless those who walk in his way. So things had changed drastically in our ministry, and I was moved into management,  production of the mixing and editing of the album, and we have become very tight not only as brothers in christ, but as a family. Our practices are called church because we pray, counsel, and sometimes have bible study along with worshiping in music. The music is only a portion of our rehearsals. God has brought together four completely different men, from completely different walks in life, all with the same goal. To use our gifts as an offering back to our God and to tell the world of the wonderful news that we have. We all have walked on different roads and have met on the narrow road, "The Romans Road", with the same goal in front of us, THE CROSS. This is where the album title and the art work came from. All of our songs have been our personal testimonies and our statements that GOD is ALIVE, and GOD is in CONTROL, and most importantly, LOVES EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. Even now that the album is finished, God is still providing for this ministry to pave the path of it's release. God Bless and please pray for his work to be done through us.

John Simons

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