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praying, praying that somehow, someway through the Lord you will find this message. I have a private request for a very special person in my life. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a show. You all are not on gifted muscians, but your love for Christ is contagious. You have helped me to rededicate my life to Christ. Thanks again and God Bless you all...
I have a God story regarding CC's song, "Voice of Truth" that I would like to share with CC but I am unsure how to present it to you. Thank you for your time. Pastrbom, San Pedro Calif.
Pleae help us spread a story about my nephew, Dale Settle, Jr. He was on his way to Bible Study on Sept. 22nd in Canton, Ohio with 2 friends. At the steps of the house they were going to, they were approached by two people, one who had a gun. Dale, with Bible in hand, talked to the gunman, offering to help him, prayed, and then stepped in front of his 2 friends to protect them. Dale was shot in the stomach. As he laid on the ground, witnesses say he was praying for forgiveness for his killers. In the ER, he was still conscious and asked the doctors and nurses to pray for his killers also. He went through 5 hours of surgery but they could not save him. Dale was 22 and would have been 23 on November 6th. His love for God, his heroism and his strong faith are what is getting our family through this. A frien of his was recently at one of your concerts and spoke to one of your singers. He shared Dale's story and gave him a green wristband, "RIP Dale Settle, Jr. Our hero 11/6/88 to 9/23/11". We want Dale's story to spread so his story will continue to inspire people and his work of spreading God's love will continue. If you google Dale Settle, Jr. you can read more about him and what he did. On his birthday, we had a Pay it Forward for Dale day. Over 300 homes were delivered Thanksgivng foods by family and friends, in the same neighbohood where he was killed. Almost 1500 people on facebook "attended" the event by doing something good for someone else on that day. In less than two months, thousands of people all over this country had an act of kindness done for them in honor of my nephew, my hero....Dale Settle, Jr. Please help us spread his story. I have been listening to you for several years now and I love hearing your comforting music.
Dear Mark and Casting Crowns Band, I am a minister's wife and I wanted to know if there is a way I can contact you guys. If so, please email me at email@example.com
Dear mark, I had the distinct privilege of witnessing your Amazing concert on the 19th of november , last night was 1 of the most amazing worship night of my life, you all truly are disciples of god and even though we all have our problems you truly are an inspiration to all, god truly shine through all of you and you are an inspiration to so many people including myself, I just wanted to personally thank you and thank god for having such amazing people be able to bring the word to the masses in such amazing song I remember you said that they are just songs but they are truly words of god, concert is a true inspiration and I feel privileged to have been able to p with all of you worshiping, jesus truly shine through all of you and I wish all of you the best, it truly was the most amazing night of worship in my life and this chain you to my views on so many different things in my life, I know there are people with more problems than I have but I truly believe the words you minister to all of us when you say that all of our sins are behind us and we need to come to the world, I love you all sincerely aaron goldstein
I am a "HUGE" fan of yours!! Your band will be coming to my town, Fort Wayne, Indiana, on March 1st. Can't wait to see you guys!! I have a tremendous favor to ask of you. We recently dedicated a Law Enforcement/Firefighter Memorial on Oct. 29th of this year to the fallen heroes in this community who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice. They even later added a Probation Officer who was also slain in the line of duty. Would it be possible for you to make a special appearance at this Memorial and sing your song, "Courageous"?? It would mean soo much to the comrades and loved ones of these fallen heroes!!! This would be such an honor for all of us. Thank you and God Bless
My husband and I were at the Knoxville Tn. show Nov.26,2011. We were really moved by the artist that did the painting of Jesus. Can you give me any information on him? I would love to purchase the painting that was done last night. If you sell them? Any information would be awesome.
We loved the way you love the Lord. I hope to get to see you all preform again soon.
Gary and Amanda
My family and I were at your show on Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) in Aiken South Carolina. My wife and I are new volenteer youth leaders in our church so we came to your your leader meeting and you touched on some points that I would like to explore deeper with you. I know you are extremely busy. I don't know if this is an unusual request and I'm sure you get stuff like this all the time but I hope this will get through to you. I just don't want to share several details on the open internet so if we could e-mail each other to discuss this further my e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org I didn't know how else to contact you. I looked at Eagles Landing web site but there wasn't an e-mail address for you. I will wait for your responce to my e-mail.
Hi Mark Love your music and band, I just opened a very small church and I would like to play your videos from utube on the screen, can you ok that for us,
THANK YOU UP FRONT Richard any questions call 561-252-0948 or email at email@example.com
About 30 members from my church attended your concert tonight
in Jackson,Ms and we really felt the presence of the LORD and
injoyed your concert.
My name is Hobie Hughes I am 42 years old and my wife and I are
currantly the youth leaders at our church as well as be on the praise
and worship team
I am the lead guitar player and I am trying very hard to get a band off
the ground and running, I have found it vert hard to get musicians to
get serious about the band and we have came up with the name STAY with the letter T in the the shap of a tree with roots coming out of the bottom of it and a image of JESUS on the cross on it as well.
If you have any suggestions for me on how to get this band moving any faster I would really like any advice you could offer me.
Myself and the rythem player are very serious about the band project and he and my self spend alot of time together in our studio we have working up tunes and new songs.
We would even like to hook up with other musicians that want to spend the rest of there like and carrers spreading the gospel through song and praise.
Please send me any info you can that may help me get going in the right direction.
Thank you very much.
Your brother in Christ
Mark Hall, I'm not sure how to contact you all, but thought I'd start here. We are huge fans of Casting Crowns and I have a special request. We were at your "concert" December 6th, 2011, at Oak Brook Community Church. My son was the security guard for your group. He had gotten a CD and all the band members signed it. A girl who he liked at the time expressed that she would love to have the CD and he broke down and gave it to her. Shortly after, she broke off their friendship for no reason. She would not give him back his CD and is upset to have lost it. Is there any way to get a CD that has all the band members signatures on it? Thank you, A caring mom -- Sheri N.
I have been following the Book of James study and just picked up a copy of your book, The Well. I had a thought about those clay soldiers. How we build little clay soldiers all the time. We have all these great ideas, what we plan to say or do, how we are going to fix that person or tell that other person what's what. We may not even ever have that conversation and often don't. But we build these little armies of clay soldiers to stand against the challenges we face in life. Especially when it may be our own weakness that is the real problem. When all we need to do is to give it over to God, to invite Christ into our hearts and live in Him. The hardest part for me is that sometimes the answer from God is not a solution to my problem but the single sylable, "Wait." Like the Psalm says, "Be still and know that I am your God." Sometimes that can be a long time. My pastor shared about a scrawny shepard boy's prayers from Bethlehem that were answered a thousand years later with the birth of our Savior. That boy became Israel's King David but he lived his life longing for the King of kings. And his prayer was eventually answered.
good job mark
My father and I went to the Casting Crowns Concert @ Mt Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan. What an Incredible Show. I didn't know how to reach your sales team, so i am posting on here. We bought the CD's there and also pre-purchased New CD Courageous. We never received it, what do I do? Heard your coming to Grand rapids, MI....hope to be there!!!
Merry CHRISTmas to all!
Hey I was wondering if you have anywhere on your site a "plan of salvation".
I have been observing many, many Christian web sites and - as a web designer and believer - I frequently wondered why a Christian band, ministry or business would not have a plan of salvation in a very clear and easy to locate location on their web sites. After all, "if we are his body...."
Please indicate where I can find the plan of salvation within the pages of your web site.
I am a big fan of your music. There are many Christian bands that have a good sound but your group is set apart because of it non-wavering, clear to the point message about Jesus our lord and master. I have all but your latest album, soon to be remedied. I live in northwest Indiana and was wondering if your band would consider doing a concert in the Star Plaza Theatre at the Radisson Star in Merrillville Indiana. I think that you would draw a large crowd of Christians and the unsaved that Christians would bring as an outreach. The Star Plaza Theatre is a well-known, established venue that non-Christians would know only quality acts play there. This would make it easier for Christians to reach out to their lost friend’s and family. Please consider.
Thank you for your continual service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Dear Mark and your wonderfull ensemble of testimonies of faith!
To praise His name in song and spread the message of joy and hope that you provide has touched me and my family a little deeeper than most you will meet.
I pray fpr your safe travels and successful connection with those who hear the Word through your music.
Go to www.newlife919.com (Charlotte based Christian, uplifting, encouraging Christian messages of love and hope through Him.) and see how your music touched me and through it's positive nessage helped me see the hand of our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ in my salvation and recovery.
I cannot thank you, your wonderful band members and God enough for the glory of this victory. I sing amd speak my testimony to anyone who will listen, because the hand of God is all over it, with no context , explanation or schedule. He loves and cares for us as needed, educates us as is necessary amd loves us unconditionally.
Thank you for helping me to better understand and love our Lord !!
Praise him in all we do !!
Honor Hin in alll our dealings and fear Him with reverence and love.
In His Glory,
P.S. If you or all or any of you are ever in Waxhaw,NC -(just south of Charlotte) I would love the opportunity to pray for the successful continuation of this wonderful ministry for and with you.
To Him will always be the victory and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen.
Dear Mark and your wonderful emsemble of faith and love;
Happy New Year and know that I will pray for travelling mercies for all of you while so far away from home.
My name is Scott Halligan and you have touched my life in a very positive, uplifting and encouraging way that without, I may not be here to be sending you this message of love this morning. To see and hear my story go to www.newlife919.com and you will see how God touched my life through your music and wonderful exhibition of a strong faith in our Lord and Savior Jesusu Christ.
to Him goes the victory, honor and glory, for ever and ever, Amen
P.S. If you are ever near Waxhaw, NC I would love to meet and pray for and with your wonderful ministry.
I never thanked you wonderful brothers and sisters of mine in Christ for having a hand in Jesus Christ saving my life in every way that He could.
Thank you so very much for the inspiration your music provides....
To understand what I mean go here: www.newlife919.com
My Daughter was diagnosed with infant leukemia at 8 months old in Feb. 2008. Casting Crowns songs particularly "Voice of Truth" carried me through her treatment after attending your Good Friday 2008 concert. It reminded me not to be afraid and that God would be glorified through this. He has! My daughter nearly died from PCP pneumonia secondary to her chemo in December 2009. God used "Voice of Truth" once again to show me a beautiful vision while she was in ICU on a ventilator and worsening when she should be getting better. I would love to share it with the group especially Mark as the writer. My daughter is now recovered from her pneunonia and 2 years out of chemotherapy still in remission. She is a beautiful healthy 4 year-old girl. I will be at my 3rd Casting Crowns concert with my family in Greenville,SC in March I hope to be blessed by our special song that God used your voices to speak to me through so many times.
Question- you work with youth- and I am curious if you have any advice for the parent of a rebellious teen. He has walked away from God, doesn't come home all weekend- I have no idea what he is doing and I have no idea of what to do.
My names Anneke Moore and I have a 11 year old daughter named Chloe and a 3 year old son named Oskar
Chloe’s Dad Geoff, Chloe and I are going to Parachute in Hamilton NZ in a couple of weeks...
Our family has had a bit of a rough time in the last year with earth quakes in our city Christchurch... We lived in a caravan park for almost two years to get ahead and build a house... we were in our house for three years and now it will have to be pulled down. We still have to live there while waiting for the insurance company to sort us out... if we move out the house will not be insured... so we are stuck :( and its stinky and smelly... Bad toillet pipe breaks and blockages...I think you get the picture... It all just stinks :P
Anyway with all that said, my lovely A.D.D/Dyslexic daughter Chloe has had a rough time... not just with quakes, but with school... we have finally decided to move her from her Church school, to the public because of bullying...she is such an amazing child, I know I’m supposed to say that because I’m her mother... but she really is... She really shares your “until the whole world hears” mentality! and I am sure God will use her at her new school this year:) She tells people she wants to be a missionary in teacher in China :) A few years back her teacher told me she probably would never be able to read... I said to myself self...WHATEVA!!! Three years later - she can read very well!
Miss Chloe Loves your band Casting Crowns, and is greatly encouraged by the fact that you share some of her ,(and probably mine) traits!
I don’t usually pull the “poor me” card, but for my daughter I would do anything! At the moment we are making a wooden collage for her wall about her love for your music... we are going to add pictures of you guys after Parachute... Is there any chance of her meeting you for a small time and getting some pictures with you and you signing her wall art?? I have not told her I am sending this email, so if you will not have time see will not know :)
Anyways our family is sooo excited about hearing you guys live! What a great start to a better year!
Many thanks and God Bless
Pastor Mark, I praise God for his life, his songs touch deep in my heart, they show exactly what is in it, God speaks to me through a lot of his compositions, I hope the band in Brazil, we love you
I want to first say what an inspiration you are to me personally for you being a youth pastor and the music that Casting Crowns plays uplifts me so much. I currently play the drums at my church-Enon Baptist Church of Chester,Va and we play several of your songs.I have wanted to see you guys for a long time.The times you have been through here I always had something going on. I will be coming to the show on Feb.10 in Va Beach.My request would be for my wife and I to be able to meet you all in some sort of meet and greet if you have such a thing.I have asked all over the internet in forums and blogs and even on Facebook pages but I haven't got any responses.
If it can be worked out that would be great. Thanks and take care.
Keep up the great work
Hello Mark, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your gift and message. I am an artist and am inspired by the words in your songs. I recently used "Praise you in this storm" in a time lapse video I created of an art piece I created about cancer. I hope that's ok. You can view it athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSKbtTaZRo
God bless you and your band:)
First of all I want to thank you times infinity. I don't know why I was led toward you but I was. I was a raging alcoholic, prescription pills, pot etc, life was all about me. I admitted myself into treatment hoping to become a better person, husband and father. I have been sober for 3 1/2 months now. I was 'driven' to find christian music on Itunes and every song I loved was by Casting Crowns so I just bought the "Come to the Well" album. Through listening to your music, God found me. Even though I wanted better, I didn't really ask for Him. He just decided to show up with the best gift ever. Since then I haven't craved alcohol or anything else...other than more of His love. I even quit smoking 3 weeks ago, and he makes me feel as if I never smoked. And I have tried quitting before...this time it was Him for sure, cause I didn't do so well on the other times I tried alone. Ramble ramble...anyway I just want to thank you for being part of my life now. I really enjoy your music and learning more about God through your Bible studies. I bought my wife and myself 3rd row seats for your Fargo concert and will be giving them to her this weekend for our anniversary. I can't wait! Hope to meet you in person!
Hi i just joined the community and I love all of Casting Crowns music. Anyways i can't find any contact info for you guys but i have some lyrics that would sound pretty cool if you guys preformed them. I have no musical talent but the words kinda just came to me so please shoot me an email and just look the lyrics over. Im not looking for any recognition out of this i just think it would be cool to show you guys this. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't wait to see you all in Independence MO. Taking our Granddaughter as a surprise for her 5th birthday....she loves your music & loves Jesus!
I love "courageous" it rockssss thanks, CC
my daughter will be 14 on march 15th. you just happen to be performing here in Mass. on her birthday. is there any chance of getting tix to your show? i am a single mom on disability and we just can't afford extravagences like concerts and such. it would mean so much if you could make this happen. tyvn n God bless.
Mark, thanks for praying for us before the Grand Rapids concert; not enough room to tell you the story but I did a revision on your song. Hope you enjoy what it means to me and my wife:
THE Word of God
To Tammy from Bill
Oh what I would do to have, the kind of faith it takes to climb out of this rut I'm in and onto the Rock I claim, to step out from defeat I’ve known, into the realm where Jesus is known, and the demons tremble there, but my flesh is calling out to try and discourage me, Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed, My flesh keeps on telling me, Time and time again 'Boy, you'll never win!' "You'll never win."
But the Word of God tells me a different story, and the Word of God says "Do not be afraid!", and the Word of God says "You are for My glory", out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen and believe the Word of God!
Oh what I would do to have, the kind of strength it takes to witness for Him boldly, with just His Words from my heart , surrounded by the cries of a thousand demons, shaking in His presence, wishing they could change my heart and mind.
But the Devil’s calling out my name He’s afraid of me, remembering all the times He’s tried - tried to make me fail, the Devil keeps on yelling lies, time and time again "boy, He never tires!, "He never tires! "
But the Word of God tells me a different story, and the Word of God says "Do not be afraid!", and the Word of God says "You are for My glory", out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen and believe the Word of God!
But my faith was just the right size, to put the Devil on the run, and His roars they just aren’t so loud
when we see Him tightly bound, we will rise with the power of God and quickly overcome, when we stop and believe we have the victory in Jesus!
Hello! I would like to share an awesome story about how inspiring your music was to a fellow sister but I'm unsure where to post it. I have looked on your website and facebook and am not seeing a contact link. My email is email@example.com. I would love to share this with you.
your song "Until the Whole World Hears" inspired me and my friends to be a christian band, and me to actually play drum for my church and band.
I live in NC and I was at your concert last night! It was AMAZING. And the reason I like your songs are BECAUSE they are sermons. They are what America needs! Thank you for your ministry! :) I would love to learn more about you, your family and Hopes adoption. Thanks again! :)
Just saw you guys for the second time this year. Never gets old. It is hard to remember that you guys also need to be encouraged, so Bless you Crowns. Keep the message alive. You are truly a Blessing to us all. Praise God and Let Him be with you always.
Hi I am looking to expand my music in the Christian Music Industry. I write my own songs,and looking for guidance to help my voice/music heard.
I LIKE YOUR SONGS BUT NEVER KNEW THE NAME OF THE GROUP. HERE IN HOUSTON TX THERES A CHRISTIAN STATION (GOD LISTEN) 89.3 AND THEY HAVE YOUR AD ONLINE FOR THE UPCOMING TOUR .. SO KNOW I LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC EVERY DAY IN MY HOUSE, CAR, AND SOMETIMES AT WRK IF MY TRUCK HAS A STEREO.. GOD BLESS U AND THE BAND
Loved your concert in Louisville last night, your group,s dedication and commitment to the Lord is so evident, the Holy Spirit was present! Thanks for sharing your talent, we will pray for safe travels during the tour schedule for all of you, as I am sure this is probably a very hectic and trying time, Praise God for you all
Please come here in the Philippines and have a concert please!!! call other Godly rooted band Christians to have concert here in the Philippines.. by the way your songs they were great Really... can you pray for our country too..for revival... thank you so much.. God bless you all. blessing for you guys..Let the power of God be shown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey. I wanted to say thank you. You guys saved my life. Hope you share this with the rest of your group.
Saw you at Big Church Day Out in the UK on the weekend and wanted to say thanks... not only is your music inspirational and my wife and kids saw you for the first time. But you always leave a God impression on me. Totally anointed, love your testimony, will be playing you on my radio show later. GB and thanks again.
awesome. im praying that mark will read this. The church i go to has been hurting for a long time, and we are barely getting back onto our feet. our goal is to make a teen/youth oriented church, but there are very few teen in the church. It would be such a blessing if casting crowns came to visit , it could be the helping hand that brings in the teens and youth. our building is huge, but our following small. if you do read this thank you so very much for giving it the time ^_^ god bless
I was blessed to see you play in a wind-swept field, with the threat of rain, here in England on the 3rd June 2012. It was a surprise present from my husband, I didn't know until you were announced that you were performing and then tears just streamed down my face....and my husband's, as he knows what effect your music has had on my life.
I've been chronically I'll for 23 years and am exhausted and in constant pain....but I have never doubted that my healing will happen, I will be pain free, be it in this world or the next. I have your music, along with Sanctus Real, other Christian music and secular music on my mp3 player, which is on random. I have lost track of the amount of times your songs have come on when I've needed to hear them....such as 'Praise You In the Storm'. God is definitely in control!
It was because of your music, and the song 'Who am I' in particular, that I renewed my baptismal promises by full emmersion just under a month ago. I was supposedly responsible for breaking the hearts of the whole congregation when i gave my testimony. It is a story I would love to share with you, if you want to hear it.
I know from my own experience that God is using you to change lives and, having got a non-Christian friend to listen to your music, to bring people to Christ.
I just want to thank you for being obedient and following the path God is leading you down, no matter how hard that path sometimes is. You are all in my heart and my prayers.
I thank God for each and every one of you. You and God saved my life, I wrote you part of my testimony. God bless you all in Jesus name
I'm praying for you, Melodee, and Hope that God's hands will guide the doctors and that they will be able to pinpoint and fix what Hope has been struggling with. God Bless!!
I have been praying for a chance to see you all in concert and well when that chance happened your concert in poplar bluff MO is sold out on Oct 18th.Well let me ask you this?Is there any way that your amazing group could put on a concert a few days before that say on tuesday at Jackson Mo which is 70 miles NE from there at the high school to benefit the mission work of our church "crossroads fellowship"? I have grown to enjoy your music and also like your story of how you evolved as a group and it would be a dream come true if we could make this happen.Feel free to contact me by phone at any time and we can reach out to the lost in this area with the power of your music and words of the Lord our God.My Number is 573-986-8739.Thank you and God Bless!
I just wanted to say thank you Casting Crowns for your uplifting music. This past year has been a struggle for my family and I. But I know to lean on the Lord and not on my own understanding. I was going through a really tough time and then I found your song, "The Voice of Truth." The song really hit home. Thank you for all you do, and continue to make great songs!
I am the director if a rehabilitation center of approximately 70 adults with severe to persistent mental illness. We have had a very successful program for over 8 years now. Much of our success is due to our faithfulness in our Lord and our Gog given desire to help those in need. We are currently having difficulty receiving support from out local management group. (funding, political issues) In order to continue serving all of our individuals and more we are looking into going as a "charity / non profit". One area that we have is a fully renovated theater. We usually have one major performance during Christmas. This is a performance that we share with hundreds of people, exposing them to the Gospel. It is our hope that we can do more theater work to promote self worth and self esteem. We believe in helping people find a place of healing and encouragement to be successful. We have one of the largest PSR facilities in the state of North Carolina. We have come to realize that in order for us to continue helping all of these souls, we have to find a new funding source. More so, more people that see our vision and dream and want to get on board. I would absolutely LOVE to talk with you. I think we need successful names in order to get peoples attention. God has given you all a gift in music. My staff and I wish to be successful as well, at making a difference in the lives of adults suffering from mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities. If our members lose their program, many of them will be back on the street, back on drugs, homeless, in jail or the hospital. Please contact me so we can discuss. I can promise you will be touched. God has done great things with his people and I know he has not completed His work in them yet.
Program Director, QP
I went to one of your concerts here in Beaumont, Tx in 2009 I think it was. I have been waiting and talking to radio stations begging for them to get you back. You see I was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and wanted to see you guys one more time. I have never felt the movement of God in a concert or out like I did that night. I'm sooooo excited you guys are coming back this month and yep I've got my ticket. lol God bless you for spreading the Word.