2017 Year In Review
We hope that you've had a blessed Christmas time with your family. With the new year knocking at the door, we've spent a few quiet moments reflecting on our ministry and family life in 2017.
- 1 new baby!!
- 5 months of non-touring maternity leave
- 5 months of touring with 2 1/2 month on the road with a baby. Read about that experience here
- 1 USA music ministry tour
- 37 Concerts
- 6 flights
- 5,568km driven
- 5 years of music ministry full-time!
- 1 new music video created. Watch it here
- Hundreds of nappies changed!
We began the year pregnant and completing our last music ministry tour before becoming a family of three. We toured to different Victorian churches each weekend while being based at home.
Looking back it was a time of excitement, apprehension and growth of faith in God as we went head long around another blind corner of this journey. We each had moments of struggle, wondering and praying about how it was all going to work out.
Then 10th April came and with it we became a family of three. Our little darling Ezra Eric Johnson was born. For the next 4 months, I (Monique) was on maternity leave with Eric working on booking and administration from our home office. It was such a beautiful, sleep deprived, frustrating and joyful time before we faced the world of music ministry touring with a baby.
The remainder of the year included three tours; NNSW, SQLD, VIC and Oregon, USA.
It was absolutely amazing to be back doing concerts together with our little roadie. After the 5 month break, doing concerts again was like an invigorating breath of fresh air. Each concert in every tour was amazing and special. We are so thankful to God for all the providential moments and to all the people who helped and supported us.
We also just recently put out a new music video for our song 'God Is Love'.
It's been a year that we dubbed at the beginning as 'The Year of the Baby'. A year of change. One that has been both the slowest and quickest in our recent history. Yet one that has been filled with joy. We have exciting things planned for 2018 and we cannot wait to let you know more about that in the new year.
Happy New Year!
Blessings & love,
Eric & Monique