It has been a few months since our last email, and many people have asked us for an update. We appreciate your prayers!!
Serving as musicianaries was the vision Ian and Johnna had when they started the ministry of Take No Glory. Eric and Mandy had the same desire, and our two families left everything behind and started doing life together. But we never imagined that God would develop tnG into a traveling team of 19 musicianary servants!! Please continue to pray for all of us: Landon Bailey, Chris Eggert, Jeff & Melanie Huff, Connor Marone, Utiles, Vierras, Woods and Landrew Woolworth
The Holy Spirit has used our availability to lead people in worship all over the world. We did more than a hundred concerts on our "world tour" through Asia, Europe and the states. By God's grace we have freely distributed more than a million copies of our original songs and preached the Gospel to countless people. The Lord has done great things and we humbly give Him all the praise and glory!
So much is changing with each of our lives since we have been back home. We are excited about the new direction for each of our families and hope you will be encouraged by it.
Ian and Johnna Utile are expecting their first child within the next few weeks (they will name their son Malakye). Ian is excited to work full time again doing website strategy/consulting for churches and ministries. This allows him to provide for the growing family and fund the Take No Glory ministry. And as Johnna prepares to be a mom, she continues to write new songs (like "Your Last Day") on her piano.
Eric, Mandy, Eden and Elijah Wood are almost ready to move to Bristol, in the UK. Through much prayer and planning, Jesus has called their family to the spiritual rebuilding of this city with an approximate population of 500,000. Please go to their new website to see what the Lord has put on their heart: web.me.com/takenoglory
The rest of the Take No Glory team has incredible things going on as well. Landon is making new music in SoCal and plans to get married soon, Chris is leading worship and serving at his church in Indiana, Conner is living for Jesus in Virginia, Landrew is still traveling the world serving missionaries, Jeff & Mel are settled back in Santa Cruz serving at Calvary Chapel and enjoying each other, and the Vierras plan to join Eric and Mandy in Bristol UK.
The best way to keep up with each of us is just click on our name and you will link to each personal facebook page. Any of us would love to hear from you :) You can stay in touch with Ian & Johnna through this email or any of the Take No Glory websites. May the Lord bless you!!
Joyfully serving Jesus,
Take No Glory
Take No Glory is a musicianary band of Christians that are simply saying "Yes!" to the call and commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.