You know that the Barn supports missionaries and ministries in many countries
and on many continents around the globe. But we also support local people who
are working for the Lord in our own neighborhoods. Maybe you have heard of
Founded in 1985 Quail Ministries is the “spiritual and organizational awning”over
the work of writer/performer Michael Kelly Blanchard. Over the years Michael has
performed hundreds of concerts, written dramas, and appeared on television and
radio. He also has lead The Stories Workshops and partnered with the US Army's
Strong Bonds programs. Quail seeks to be a “tool in the belt of the Divine
Carpenter.” Recently, in partnership with painter Steve Hawley, Quail Ministries
has produced a lenten devotional book entitled “Waiting at the Station” which
combines 14 original paintings with 14 MKB compositions in a contemporary
exposition of the Stations of the Cross. A DVD version of the music and paintings
(musically arranged and visually edited by Jon Couch of Tucson Arizona) will be
available for Lent 2018.
Michael, with his wife Greta and family, have long and strong ties to the Barn. We
support them financially and prayerfully through the Missions Committee.
Pray that in the coming year, opportunities would increase for Quail as a heart
piercing “arrowhead” of art(through story and song) both in churches and civic
setting. May they truly be a "polished arrow in the quiver of the Lord", Isaiah 49:2.
If you want to learn more about the work of Quail Ministries go to their website at: