Monday, October 22, 2012
All in the Family, the 5th Dimension and Books for Christmas
A special message from Dan Wooding
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
LAKE FOREST, CA (ANS) -- Dear ANS friends: I want to thank all of you that so generously helped me get back on track with a new computer so that I can again run ANS without problems. I have just got a Toshiba Satellite (C855-S5239 15.6” Notebook) and I have been busy loading up all of the necessary software.
It was a difficult time to try and run a worldwide news service on a machine that kept crashing, but now I am ready to start again and it is all due to your wonderful kindness as you stood by me with your gifts.
All in the family
Anna, who is a talented dancer, was making her first missions trip, and she was able to teach these special needs children to dance to beautiful worship music, something that brought them so much joy.
I say unique as we did this trans-Atlantic interview via Skype with Peter and Anna in their North Wales home and me in Lake Forest, California. Peter and Anna recorded their parts and I did mine on our respective digital recorders and I then e-mailed my contribution to Peter and he edited the whole program together.
If you would like to listen to it right now, just go to: http://www.assist-ministries.com/FrontPageRadio/FPR10.21.12PeterAnnaWoodingMono.mp3 and I am sure you will be blessed by it.
Then I got involved in taking the Gospel around the world, and after this, Peter joined Youth With A Mission, where he met his wife, Sharon, and now Anna has also become involved in sharing about Jesus.
We are hoping that eventually, there may be a 5th generation -- or dimension.
The 5th Dimension
Talking of the 5th Dimension, my special guest on His Channel Live (www.hischannel.com) – which went out live to 192 countries on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, was Florence LaRue, the lead singer with the 5th Dimension, which she still leads with a whole new group of new singers. Florence, a committed Christian and a member of Church on the Way in Van Nuys, has, I discovered during the interview, has had a phenomenal career that has produced 14 Gold records, 6 Platinum records, 6 GRAMMY Awards, and numerous other awards. She also told me that many a Sunday night, The 5th Dimension was brought into American living rooms on The Ed Sullivan variety show.
Originally known as The Hi-Fi’s, the group changed its name to The 5th Dimension in late 1966 and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All”, and “The Magic Garden” LP.
You can now watch the entire show by going to: http://www.hischannel.com/BackQ/1000/1002/.php
Books for Christmas
By the way, if at this upcoming Christmas time, you are looking for books for friends (or for yourself) I have a couple of suggestions:
Red Dagger, which is my dramatic novel that is partly set in Gaza and the Middle East. You can find out more about it and where you can purchase it by going to: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2012/s12100089.htm
To find out more about this book and my long friendship with Rick, please go to: http://www.assistnews.net/ansarticle.asp?URL=Stories/2012/s12080092.htm
So there you have it. Once again, thank you for all your support and encouragement and please feel free to e-mail me your prayer requests and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings from Norma and myself!
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