To everyone taking the time to read this annual praise report, we want you to know that, “We love you!” God has continually shown Himself strong on our behalf and this last year we have been able to document well over a hundred miracles: supernatural provision, physical healings, impossible weather changes, and most significantly lives transformed. We pray this update would strengthen Christians in their faith and challenge those that do not yet love Jesus. Our Lord Jesus Christ is alive, and desires a relationship with all of us!!
“O LORD my God, you have done many miracles for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.” (Psalm 40:5 NLT)
On April 24th, 2007 God gave us a clear vision for a “musicianary ministry”.
Vision was realized
On August 19th, 2007 we launched our website, released our first CD “Open The Door” and did our first evangelistic concert in Santa Cruz, CA.
The ministry grew
On November 17th Ian & Eric met and knew that God had called Eric and his family (Mandy, Eden and Elijah) to join Ian and Johnna as partners in the Take No Glory ministry. We chose to live and travel the world together as musicianaries.
Commitment to prayer
We spent time each day praying, and also set aside each Tuesday to consistently fast and pray together, as we desperately desired to know the Lord’s will and submit to it.
In December we began the process of becoming a non-profit ministry. Soon after that, the Foundation For Christian Stewardship partnered with us so people could donate to us through our website.
Ministry grew again
During January, God called our friend Chris to come serve alongside us on both of our east coast tours. He does everything possible to help: connect with the young kids at the concerts, watch Eden & Elijah, and most importantly he constantly makes us laugh :)
Released our second album
On February 1st, 2008 we started giving away our new album, “Wake Me Up”. This is an 11-track compilation of Johnna’s and Mandy’s original songs along with a narration of the Gospel Of John. Many people have told us that they love to use the CD as a witnessing tool. We are so grateful the Lord has empowered Christians to share their faith by handing out this album. If you don’t have a copy, you can download it freely from our website: www.TakeNoGlory.com
Nationwide winter tour
25,000 miles, 18 states, 7 people, 3 months, 1 purpose
The ministry really grew
The Holy Spirit added three more guys (Landon, Landrew & Conner), another couple (Jeff & Melanie) and a Hawaiian family of seven (Boy, Elena, Naili, Kalei, Kauhi, Kanani & Nadiya). Miraculously, God called 12 more people to join us as we grew to a team of nineteen people that left everything we had in this world to commit ourselves to the Lord by serving together in unity as musicianaries.
International spring & summer tour
205 plane tickets, more than 100 concerts, 19 people, 5 months, 3 continents, 1 purpose
Music is simply a means to the message
This is why we have always made our concerts and music available for free to anyone.
Humbly giving our music away
Thankfully, God has equipped us to freely give away over 70,000 CDs and more than a quarter million song downloads from our website.
An ability to reach the nations of the world
Our website has had visitors from over 4,400 cities in 130 countries
Many ways for people to find us on the internet
Our website: http://www.TakeNoGlory.com
Our blog site: http://TakeNoGlory.blogspot.com
Eight different Christian community sites
And six other popular community sites
Most important thing
Countless people have been changed and now love Jesus and the Bible because of what the Holy Spirit has done through this simple ministry. Our desire and purpose is to make our God and Father known, exalted, honored and truly glorified.
“Dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in our struggle by praying to God for us. Do this because of your love for us, given to you by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:30 NLT)Please pray for our team as we spend the next few weeks seeking the Lord’s clear direction for the Take No Glory ministry and our individual lives. All of us have gone “home” to be with our families and spend time relaxing after many months of non-stop ministry. The Vierras have gone back to Oahu, HI. The Utiles and Huffs are both back in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. Conner and Landrew have gone back to Orange County, CA. The Woods, Chris and Landon are all back in Fort Wayne, IN.
A few things you can be praying for each of us about:  time and intimacy with Jesus and that we would be ministered to by the Holy Spirit as we spend time in prayer and reading the Bible  many opportunities to share with others the story of what God has done  ability to record another album (we have about a dozen new songs)  many of the people on our team (specifically the Woods & Vierras) are praying back to England and plant a church in Bristol  financial provision for all our debts to be paid.
One other specific prayer request is for Eric, Mandy, Eden and Elijah Wood (and their family). They believe they are called to go back to England in the near future and plant a church in Bristol. Please pray for their direction and dependency as the Holy Spirit guides them.
"Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God." (1st Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT)
One last thing we wanted to bless you with is a link to download Phil Wickham’s new worship album “singalong” free: http://PhilWickham.com/singalong This is one of our favorite worship albums ever! Phil loves Jesus and he is truly anointed to lead God’s people in worship. Please tell your friends about this; it will bless them!
Joyfully serving Jesus,
The Take No Glory Team
landon bailey · chris eggert · jeff huff · melanie huff · connor marone · baby utile · ian utile · johnna utile · boy vierra · elena vierra · kalei vierra · kanani vierra · kauhi vierra · nadiya vierra · naili vierra · eden wood · elijah wood · eric wood · mandy wood · landrew woolworth
Take No Glory is a musicianary band of Christians that desire to be founded on the Bible & empowered by the Holy Spirit who are simply saying "Yes!" to the call and commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. These musicianaries do this through responsive lives of worship that love God, love others, and primarily serve the world through music & preaching; all for the glory of God alone! This ministry team offers their new rock worship album "Wake Me Up" to download freely from their website, directly to your computer, so you can put it on your iPod or burn it on a CD. Download these Christian music mp3s FREE and please let your friends know about it, or you can make copies yourself and give CDs away :) Unauthorized duplication is encouraged and appreciated :) May The LORD Bless You!
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