eleven88: Star City

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The MBSF here in Arkadelphia has always had a praise band, but this year, they've been taking it up a notch, and doing a few events outside of Arkadelphia.

When we venture outside the Greenhouse walls, we call ourselves "eleven88", after Psalms 118:8. The verse is about making being in the center of God's will, and placing trust in him, not in man. This is the very center verse of the Bible, and it speaks of being in the center of God's will. That was enough for us.

I joined the band at the beginning of the semester in the role of "drummer", LOL, and have been having a blast onboard their roller coaster ever since.

This weekend, Taylor booked us for a youth conference in Star City, AR. (just about two hours, and just about dew East)

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Similar to a Bentonville DNOW, they had over 300 people coming, and needed a worship band. Their expectations were high, meaning last week was nothing but practices every day.

We rented a U-Haul and hit the road at 9am Saturday morning. The conference was a huge success, and we considered it a privilege to be a part of such an experience. The photo above is of all of us, plus two extras, about to head back to Arkadelphia that night. The conference didn't end until almost ten, and an insano-fast load out got us on the road by 10:30pm.

No One Like You
Happy Day
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble
Your Grace is Enough
Everlasting God
Marvelous Light
Mighty to Save
All I Need is You
Solid Rock
Free Ride

After the invitation, to close out the conference we played "Party", by Charlie Hall for the kids on their way out. They went absolutely nuts. They started jumping around and refused to leave, so we just kept playing. The conference was a blast, the church treated us with more respect than we deserved, and I can't wait for next time.