New Name, New Website, Fresh Vision

It is with great excitement that the Garms Family (formerly known as Great Adventure Gospel Band) introduces their new name and redesigned website. Filled with fresh vision, this musical family from Braham, Minnesota is thrilled to continue the journey the Lord set them on in 2008.

It became clear to the family band that their former name, Great Adventure Gospel Band, was too cumbersome and difficult for promoters to say and remember; besides, people seemed to recall them as “The Garms Family”.  So, after much prayer, consideration, conversations, and advice, the Garms Family took on the old new name:

The Garms Family

(We’re a family, and our last name is Garms, so, why not call ourselves thus? :) )

Yes, the sentimental name “Great Adventure Gospel Band” is retired, which ties in the “Great Adventure” story and a direct emphasis on “gospel band”.  But to provide a clear representation of who they are as a band and keep some aspects of the former title, the Garms Family has taken up the tagline: Minnesota’s Family of Southern Gospel Music. 

As 2012 moves on, the Garms Family is refreshed with the vision to encourage the body of believers with inspiring, challenging, and light-heartening songs (some old, some new, some borrowed, and some blue – well, maybe not blue!), and to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who may not yet believe.  They are striving to give each concert performance their best and keep polishing the gifts and skills God has given them – all to His glory.  It is their passion to encourage people to live the Word, and are moving forward with this goal in mind.

So, take a tour of the new website; get to know the family, read the testimonies of God’s grace, see where the Garms Family is going next, and leave a comment – your thoughts are always welcome!  The Garms Family would love to hear from you, and hopes to see you soon!

On to the next chapter of “The Great Adventure”!

After Extended Silence…

Hello Friends!

As you have probably noticed, our family’s blog has been relatively silent – word-and-update-wise – though we have posted quite a few videos as of late.  This is mostly due to my negligence and striving to limit my computer time.  Apologies!

The Garms family has been happily enjoying life as family.  The days are filled with unexpected adventures and daily lessons, and we continue to travel day by day the journey God has placed before us.

Some of you might know that our friend Mal fell last week after coming home from a doctor’s appointment.  He has been steadily weakening, and the fall was inevitable as his shakiness has increased quickly over the past few months.  He had decided to cease the weekly Walmart trip several weeks ago because of the difficulty and weariness of walking.

Mal actually had a good appointment on Thursday and allowed Mom and I to push him in a wheelchair to the various parts of the clinic.  When we returned from the trip, he was worn out and walked unsteadily into the hallway to his room.  On the threshold of the door between the main part of the house and Mal’s room, his foot caught and – boom, BOOM! -down he went.  Dad and Jayme both saw the fall and Dad quickly raced to assist him.  I had just been debating about whether or not I should continue walking with him to his room, and was horrified to hear the crash.

After landing squarely on the floor, God spared Mal from any broken bones and major injury.  He only experience minor bruising on his nose, a cut on his forehead, a hurt finger, and soreness.  Just minutes before, I had been praying for God to put a bubble of protection around him, and God certainly did that!  Praise the Lord!

We are firmly in the midst of “birthday season” now, with Ben’s 21st birthday speedily approaching and Sam’s 12th birthday yesterday.  How the time flies…

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of our “Great Adventure”!  If you’ve never read the (simplified) story, check out this link.  We have begun to watch footage from that special season of our lives and have been finding “memorabilia” (like the Olympic torch drawings and the subsequent letter from Dr. James Dobson, but that’s part of the story that isn’t mentioned in the “simplified” version you’ll read online!).  What amazing memories!  It is so wonderful to see the hand of God so intricately involved in our lives.

The calls are beginning to come in for 2012 and our concert schedule is beginning to fill up.  If you’d like Great Adventure Gospel Band to come to your church or event, get in contact with us; we’d love to talk with you!  We are looking forward to our fourth year of ministry and what the Lord has in store!

We pray you all are well.  We encourage you this new year to delve into God’s Word daily and wholeheartedly love and serve Him in all areas of your life, as we also strive to do.

Blessings and Joy in the Journey with Jesus!
Taylor for the Garms Family