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December 12, 2008

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Rachel (WI)

Amy, I'm really happy you and the band got to you're next stop safely. I know how it is driving or traveling is bad weather, especially in the winter. Glad you and Vince are having a great time together. You two are the best!

Russ

I'll echo Rachel's comments, glad everyone is safe tonight. Enjoy the rest of this tour and we wish you all safe travels.

cindy

Amy, I was at the Christmas show in Baltimore. I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time at the soundcheck to talk to us. I was the one with six kids. I'm sure you don't remember, but I will never forget and neither will my children. My teenagers were very touched by your generosity. They still talk about it. You and Vince sounded so beautiful together. It's so obvious that he adores you and watching him just made me think of my husband. He was the exact way with me. I miss him greatly. But your kindness and seeing your love for each other really warmed my heart. Thank you again and be safe. Have a great time visiting your kids. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cindy

Kim B.

Albany was wonderful Amy, Thank you! My Mom was thrilled to meet you and Vince at the soundcheck. Thanks for sharing your date night.

There has been another fairy sighting... http://disney.go.com/fairies/

and I found this game...
Disney Fairies Clickables™ Fairy Game

Stay safe - next week wayyyyyy up north.

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer

Amy, just returned home from Worcester...WOW, what an extraordinary evening. While I've been fortunate to attend your Christmas tours on a number of occasions, this was my first year with my daughter--7 years old, like Corinna. Seeing the light in her eyes made the evening all the more special. "Give me Jesus" was a highlight.... Thank you for bringing Him to life for us with this tour.

Heather

Hi Amy,
Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with my friend Aimee and her kids last night in Albany. She was the one with the little baby Sarah in the hospital. Her and her family are staying in the ROnald McDonald house..It was her lifelong dream to meet you and last night it came true. We stayed up most of the night talking about the whole evening and how memorable it will be to both of us..Your kindness toward my friend and I will always be treasured.

Janice

I wondered if all of you were making it okay in the bad weather up there. Glad you all made it safely! Praying for safe travels the rest of the tour. Merry Christmas!

Madison

Cant wait to see you in Atlanta tomorrow Amy...taking my best friend to see you!

kendra

Enjoy your time at home, but don't be late for Atlanta! We are super excited about tonight!

Jeff Lofland

Amy... I have really enjoyed reading your blog for the past couple of months. Have seen 2 of your Christmas shows here in Dallas-Fort Worth and am sad to see you not here this year. Although I do have to say, in all fairness, that you were here last month for the Lead Me On Tour....was so bummed to not get to see that one but this year finances have been a bit tighter. You probably hear this a lot but would love the opportunity to meet you one day...you and Vince are welcome at my home in north Fort Worth anytime where I make my living as a teacher. Would love to fix ya'll a great cup of coffee to enjoy...Happy Holidays from Texas!

April

Thank you for a lovely evening at The Fox in Atlanta. It was a magical evening with the love of my life. I've been a longtime Vince fan and am now a huge fan of both. The two of you just radiate love for each other, family and friends. It's so refreshing to see these days. Keep making beautiful music together! God Bless and safe travels as you continue your tour. Merry Christmas!

André

Hi Amy... this is André, i´m a brazilian fan. I love your songs, i have heard then since i was a teenanger (now i´m 34) and you´ll always be my favorite singer. It´s a gift to be in contact with you. God bless you and your family!

Catherine

Dear Amy,

My fiance and I are coming to see your concert at ISU in Bloomington, Illinois on Dec. 20th and can't wait! My fiance got me hooked on Vince's music and I was always a fan of yours...the song When Loves Finds You is our song and I can't wait until the concert to hear Vince sing that song and to hear the 2 of you sing together is truly a wonderful Christmas gift to us both. Thank you for sharing the gifts that God gave you both with all of us!

Sean Cain


From the Real Amy Grant

Allot of you are probably wondering
whier Amy got her music from and lyrics.
As I said earlier we are more of and
advanced civilization than what you see.
The science that you see being promoted out
in the science magazines is not all we have
out thier.
I was the Eye Of God For most of Amy Grants
Music.Thats what the eye of god refers
if you look on a dollar bill.
The lyrics are a good portion of my life.
They contain allot of struggle and pain.
I am bluecollar I didnt realy get most of what I wanted out of life.Like Allot Bluecollar people we are all living with out.
Most of the world lives on and average
medium wage of 4.00 dollars and hour.
we do have the science that could be delivered to are planet that could be used
to make the world a better place to live in.
Star Trek civilzations dont have all the
cures for the worlds ills but do have some.
As I said earlier that advanced science
has been abused in the past due to war.
It would be a tragedy to destroy this planet
and the last surviving civilization in the
milky way galaxy with out at least trying
to build a true startrek civilization with
and eventual global government that we never
had in the milky way. Sean Cain

Brent

Just wanted to drop in and say that your show at The Fox in Atlanta was truly magical. My personal higlight was Vince singing the song, " Bread and Water. " I hope that song makes it on a Vince cd in the very near future. God bless both of you.

Pam

Since I just realized I can post a comment, I hope you know how much the concert Oct. 16th in Phoenix, AZ meant to me. That very night, 20 years ago, my sweet mother went home to be with Jesus after an 8 month battle with breast cancer. The Lead Me On cassette was playing A LOT in my car that summer during long commutes to college classes. Your song, All Right, had the words I needed to hear and brought me closer to my Lord so I could trust Him more. My mom's faith was sight that night in 1988 when she was ushered into His presence. THANK YOU for singing this song on Oct. 16, 2008! It was the 20th time I have seen you in concert,the 20th anniversary of my mom in Heaven and 20th LMO anniversary...a very memorable evening to say the least. THANK YOU for being a beacon of His light,the True Light, in the music industry and in SO many other ways as well. I will be downloading the song you have recorded where the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Thank you for doing this. Know that you are loved and prayed for in a BIG WAY!!! "I thank God upon my every rememberance of you." Pam

Sparki2003

Dear Amy,

Unfortunately, I will not be able to see any of your Christmas shows this year.
=(

However, the last time I saw you in concert was when I was still living in Houston, TX, and it was the Legacy Tour, in October 2002. And, this was way before the Fan Club offered "Sound Check visits" with you.

But, the Lord had His way with things, and I got lost leaving the church there. And, it was a "twenty-plus dream come true" for me, as He allowed me to meet you, even if it was only for a few brief moments. There was a small crowd gathered outside by the doors closest to your bus, and when I saw a police officer, I knew that I just had to wait, because someone just asked him if you sign autographs, and he told her, "Yes, as a matter of fact, she loves to do so." My heart almost stopped, I was so excited! Anyhow, what I said to you, besides telling you my name, [as you were requesting them to sign things more personally], must have "hit you like a ton of love-filled bricks" or something, as you put out your hand to shake mine, but instead, you gently pulled me closer, into a very brief hug! What did I say to you that night? Just that "your music has touched my heart so deeply over the years..."

I will never forget that evening, but, more importantly, it set my heart on fire for Jesus, and I couldn't wait to learn more about Him in this new Bible study that I was doing online called "Believing God" by Beth Moore. In that particular study, Beth asked us to search for "GodSTOPs" in our daily lives. And, that simply means that we should "Savor the Observable Presence of God"... And, I still consider this event to have been the biggest "GodSTOP" of my lifetime; and, at that point in time, I did not know what the difference between "going to church every Sunday all of my life [willingly, mind you], and truly "knowing Jesus".

So, why I am writing all of this? Because 6 months, and 1.5 in depth Bible studies later, I began questioning my life, and the church I was attending at the time. And, in April 2003, I learned what it was that both you and Beth Moore "had" that I did not have. I had never learned that I needed to accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. So, the Monday before Easter, I found someone who led me to doing that exact thing "for myself". So, my dear Amy, that afternoon, we became "sisters in Christ Jesus" !!! =) It happened 5.5 years ago now...

However, life has not been easy for me, whatsoever, since then, but I know that I know that I Love Jesus; and that I will meet you again someday when we both get to Heaven !!! Hallelujah !!! And, I have also learned to lean on our Lord and Savior throughout the toughest times in my life now. Sadly, though, my need to know that "Jesus is TRULY within my heart" has been ESSENTIAL to my life. My Dad was diagnosed with "End stage Leukemia" in July 2007, and due to complications from that, he passed away on March 24, 2008; which just happened to be the day after Easter this year. We all miss my Dad very much, but I know that he is up in Heaven with his/our Savior, Jesus; so that in itself comforts me/us a great deal... So, this Christmas Eve, it will be exactly 8 months since my Dad went to his "new Home" in Heaven with Jesus. It is still hard, but I am at peace, because, knowing my Dad, he found all of his saved Barbershopper singing friends who have passed into Heaven as well, and they are singing in a big chorus to the Lord Most High, in His Home... What an amazing thought...

Know that I am praying for you and your family, especially during your hectic concert schedules, but otherwise, too.

May God bless your Christmas this year !

Love in Christ Jesus, your "Baby sister-in-Christ",

Jennifer O.
Southern Wisconsin

Michelle Burrill

"Everything in life is a juggle." Amen!

Sandra Mayberry

Dear Amy,
it's been a stressful week here in Texas. We have tickets to your show Monday evening and we canceled our hotel last Wednesday because it didn't look like we could make it. I'm so very happy to say that we are coming from McKinney, Texas. God willing, because I think He really wants us to be there! It's a miracle.
Take care and we'll see you at the show.
Mike, Sandy and Sarah Mayberry (age 7) HUGE FANS.

Ron V

Dear Amy,

My wife and I are looking forward to seeing you in Nashville on December 23. We will be flying out from Denver and are praying for good traveling weather ourselves. I would like to ask that FOA pray for my wife to have comfort and strength for this trip as she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October and has been getting weaker. We are excited to build more memories together by spending our Christmas week enjoying great Christian entertainment and Nashville hospitality at Opryland. Remember to "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say Rejoice". Look forward to seeing you!

Ron

Bill Troyer

Amy,
My daughter Claire helped you today at Hobby Lobby and we all had a GREAT time this evening at your concert in Bloomington, IL. Thank you soooo much for the gift. It has been a tough fall and even the last two days. We were out of power and the power trucks showed up just moments before Claire called me so excited that she got to meet you. What a special gift to get to hear you and Vince once again. My wife and I have listened to your music for 25 years and it's fun to see our daughter excited to hear you too. Thanks for bring some Hope back to my life in the midst of a rough Christmas.
You are a blessing!
Bill

Gail Pfouts

Merry Christmas, Amy, Vince and family. Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL 2008 concert season!! We so grateful!!
Prayers for a healthy, safe and inspirational 2009!!

Marilyn

Amy, my hubby and I had a great time at the Mass. concert, I worried all day long that they would cancel the show, I must of called the box office a thousand times, we arrived earlier just in case. my hubby has never seen you live and I looked over at him and during one of your songs he looked like he was crying you really touched him thank you that moment amy I will never forget. have a happy and wonderful christmas, God bless you and your family. love Marilyn

Erik

Hi Amy. We were at the icy show in Bloomington, IL. It was a true pleasure to get to meet you. Your music has meant so much to me and my family through the years. Thank you for being so gracious to us by blessing us with your gift. My Mother also loved you to pieces. She passed away a few years ago but there are certain songs of yours that bring her back to me every time I listen to them. Thank you for that. P.S. - Tell Vince that I have never heard anyone sing Oh Holy Night as well as he did that night, it was absolutely incredible. Also, thanks to Vince for signing my guitar in the hotel lobby and to you for signing it at the sound check. I pray that you and Vince return home safely to your family. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, and God bless you.

Laurie

Amy,
I pray the weather holds out for the rest of your Christmas tour and sends you home safely into your family's waiting arms.

I wanted to tell you that I still remember the day in fourth grade when a friend brought My Father's Eyes to school on a rainy day and played it on her tape cassette player at recess. I was immediately hooked and have been loving your music ever since. It speaks to me in a way like no other artist does. You'll never know what a blessing your songs have been in my life and I just want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your ministry. Your music has touched me through a very abusive childhood and it has touched me through a loving, God-centered marriage (complete with four kiddos). It's amazing how the songs have the same words and can touch me in such vastly different situations.

I had a nasty stomach virus last Friday and I'm so sad I missed you in St. Louis! I look forward to your next visit.

Thanks again,
Laurie

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