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.
“Then the quail came”
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, recorded over a dozen CD’s and appeared on television and radio.
In 2018 he expanded the ministry’s reach to include fundraising performances for two Connecticut based, service orientated, non-profit organizations:
New Britain’s Central Connecticut Arc CCARC “Supporting people with Disabilities” (Sang “Danny’s Downs’ and “Daniel Downs”)
New Haven’s Over Seas Ministries Study Center, OMSC (Gave a concert Sunday afternoon October 14th at the Barn)
He also took his “Stories Workshop” for the third time to the men at the Milan Correctional Facility in Milan Michigan.
Finally, the year saw Michael’s novel “Invisible” brought to its final edited stage, and the publisher shopping process has begun. (Novel? Think one of MKB’s heart touching story songs…in 350 pages!)
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, there will be more and more opportunities to serve those who
serve, both locally and around the country.
- Please pray too that
Invisible, a story of redemption through brokenness, will find a publishing
- Stamina and creativity for Greta as she still teaches 5th grade
full time at the Master’s School.
- An increase in concerts, workshops and retreats in church and
civic setting through out 2019.
If you want to learn more about the work of Quail Ministries go to their website at: http://www.michaelkellyblanchard.com/index.htm