As usual, my team and I have been traveling a lot since our last update. Thank you for keeping up with where we have been, where we are going, and for all of your prayers along the way. Here’s a quick recap of our schedule over the last few months:
MAY 24 – 26: COVENTRY, ENGLAND
- Home of Coventry Cathedral (Old St. Michael’s Cathedral)
- The original structure of the cathedral stands as a shell today after it was heavily bombed in World War II by the German Luftwaffe (East German Air Force).
I was invited to lead worship at the RCCG Jubilee Christian Centre Church in Coventry as they celebrated their six-year anniversary! During our three days there, we actually got to experience some clear skies and sunshine. It’s always great to visit the UK.
MAY 27 – 31: EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA
From there we flew to South Africa to start a ten-day tour. The band, along with my friend Lenny LeBlanc, met us in East London, South Africa. We were asked to lead worship at the first-ever TBN Africa One Voice 28 HOUR Worship Service. Dr. Andre Roebert and his wife Jenny hosted the week-long multi-artist event. Lenny and I participated in the event’s first night of broadcasting that ended up being the third most-watched television show in Africa. Dr. Roebert and his wife are using their television ministry to share worship with their continent, and I was honored to be asked to be part of the One Voice event, and look forward to coming back again next year.
JUNE 1: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
From East London we continued on to Johannesburg for a concert at the Woord En Lewe Church in Boksburg. It was great being back in Johannesburg and our hosts worked hard to organize two events in the city while were in South Africa. (June 1 in Boksburg and June 5 event in Randburg)
JUNE 2: DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
- City contains world’s largest Indian populations outside of India
- Location of Africa’s busiest container port
In between our two Johannesburg dates we flew to Durban for a Sunday night concert at Bethsaida Ministries International. It was a great night of worship. Once again, we were blessed with great weather and the band was able to take advantage of it with a trip to the driving range during some down time!
JUNE 5: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
From Durban we flew back to Johannesburg for a concert at Rhema Church in Randburg for the last stop on the tour. It was a great way to end our time in South Africa. Johannesburg is special to my wife Laura and me: Forty years ago this past June I traded in my Fender Jazz Bass guitar for 500 Rand (about $650USD at the time) and bought a ring from Rosenstrauch Jewelers on 13 Jeppe Street and asked Laura to marry me! I don’t think the jewelry store is there anymore, but we’ve both still wearing our rings!
- The word braai is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “grill”
- Boerewors is a popular type of South African sausage.
A visit to South Africa isn’t complete without an authentic South African braai, and our hosts in Randburg treated us to one! It’s hard to beat ribs, steak, and boerewors cooked on an open flame among friends. In addition to great food in Johannesburg, I also got to meet with old friends like Gordan and Stella Calmeyer who go way back to my ORU and Living Sound days. Laura and I also got to see another good friend, Bonnie Deuschle. She and her husband Tom pastor a church in Zimbabwe, and she and her choir started our June 5 concert at Rhema with several songs. Many of the choir members traveled by bus for multiple hours just to be able to sing at the concert.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our events on the tour; we’re already making plans to be back next year and yes, we heard from many of you in Cape Town, and we have plans to visit your city next year.
JUNE 19: TORONTO, CANADA
Shortly after returning from South Africa, I was asked to participate in a three-night worship event at the Rexall Center and I led worship at the first evening. It’s always great to be in Canada, and we plan to be back in Toronto in September of this year.
JUNE 29: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
- The oldest restaurant in the Netherlands is located in Doesburg and was built in 1478.
- The Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ is located in Oosterbeek housed in a building used by British forces during World War II.
Our final trip took us to Amsterdam for a concert and seminar at the RCCG House Amsterdam on my birthday (June 29). Laura and I have so many great friends in Holland, so it was a great place to celebrate my birthday with some of them. We got to see a few sites while we were there as well, like having lunch at the oldest restaurant in the Netherlands (they must be doing something right if they’re still in business), touring the Battle of Arnhem War Museum, and visiting the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein.
The Choir Company accompanied me during the concert and was superb as usual.
I know it was a full house, and I’m sorry not everyone was able to get into the event. We are coming back in December, and Events 4 Christ will be sending out an email to those who purchased tickets for the June event with a link for buying tickets two days before they go on sale to the general public for the December dates so we can make sure everyone who wants to can get their tickets early.
This month will be a bit slower, and I hope that each of you are able to enjoy the summer holiday with your friends and family. Also, we’ve got a new website and store. I hope you like the new look. As always, thank you for your support and your prayers! I hope to see you soon at one of my worship events! Stay tuned to keep up with where I have been and where I will be headed next!
You are a wonderful messenger of GOD, Blessing upon blessing on you , Laura and Team Praying for you daily and love you. and love
your worship songs. Ratna
God indeed is amazing, and may He bless you abundantly.i love your music so so much
Thank you so much for the update.You and your family and Team are so dear to us and many others in Zambia.
Blessings and prayers in Jesus name.
Hi Don and team. Thanks for the update on your tour. Such a blessing all went well. So sorry I could not get to see you during your South African too -trusting for next time around. Your are truly blessing and inspiration to all. Thank you for using Gods wonderful gift for His Glory. Blessings stay well
thank you for the update Don- you are so inspirational and may God bless you in all that you do for His glory-may His blessings be many upon you and your team members and your household
I wish u the best of ur life and ur team leader, may the almight God continue to strenghten u and go further than where u never expect to be in Jesus name amen.
I am a big fan of your music and songs for the past few years. Really blessed by your music and humility. May the LORD God richly bless you and your ministry.
May the good lord bless you.
Just want to say thanks for the good music that you compose. I have been so greatly blessed by the message in your songs. may God bless you specially. Once again, thanks.
Praying for you, dear uncle……..
indeed God has used you to touch the world. you are my role model since the time God called me in the ministry.
Great is the faithfulness of GOd upon your lyf keep moving God bless
que notre seigneur vous bénisse encore et encore pour l’ouvrier avisé que vous constitué pour dans son champ qui n’attend que la moisson….. Merci pour As we worship me donne beaucoup de raison d’espérer en se grand ROI JESUS CHRIST.
Hi Don Laura and Team,
Thank you for your songs that keep me going through life when its so tuff. I like your new website God bless you were ever you may be and may the Lord keep you and your family and team safe and cover all your needs and keep you healthy praying for you.
I was very blessed with your songs, especially “God is Good all the time”, and yes he is Good all the time and may god help you to win more souls to avoid nashing of teeth in Hell.
may our good lord use your life trough your gift to find elect.i will pray for you and your fam, to bless you more
Thank you so much for blessing my life when you came to Zambia. Gbu
I mist it ws it nice
God bless you so much man of God. You are highly welcomed in Kenya. eagerly we awaits you.
Am a big fan of your music, didn’t get a chance to see you when you came in Zambia, anyway may the good Lord keep blessing you
Thank you so much for blessing my life when you came to uganda. Gbu
Daddy I don’t know what my life would have been without your songs. am great full to God for bringing you in my generation. you are my role model and I wish I can see you face to face to tell you how much you’ve been a blessing to me. see you in December in Nigeria (Experience) God bless you Daddy I love you.
Hey Dear Don,
God bless you richly Don!
Thanks for sharing your tour blog with us 🙂
Its nice to read!!
Now i can see, everything is by God.
HI Don Uncle,
May God bless you and your family…
am so blessed by ur songs …Thanks for sharing ur blog with us..
Keep going and Smiling:)
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Please Don,is there any way you can think of coming to Malaysia?
I earnestly long for this.
Thanks and God bless
Now i can see, everything is by God.
When you coming to Australia. Especially Toowoomba QLD. We have great facilities invluding the only original 2 tier old school Concert Theatre in Australia named the Empire Theatre. Can quarantee you a week of sold out concerts.
Hi don …… i don’t know if you read this or not but I have to tell you this.
You know God is bringing me through something that if you have ask me in a million years what would i have done after this happen to me . I Wouldn’t know what I would do. You know the thing that you thing God wouldn’t never let happens to you? a lit bet like your worse nite mare came to life.in the beginning when I didn’t know what to do or where to turn God made me hear one of your song “I will sing” God use that song to speak to me I can’t tell you how much I cry …and God use that song to renu my faith in him and that God is my Father and He love me and that He let think to happened to me because of the love he has you me.
I like the world you use . You know when you are solo chock that when you open your mouth nothing came out?when you don’t know how to tell God how it hurt when everything hurt so much.
God use that song to make me know that he understand that it is okay to cry
That he is making a way where there is no way that nothing is impossible for him and that He is a faithful God.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for been a instrument in the hand of our God
And for all de thing God is doing and will do with you and also for all the heart that our God will touch using your song in the name of Jesus Christ my savior and Lord
Thanks sooo mush for the good work mr Don Moen just remember you always in my prairs,and i happend to lissent and collect your music since 1992,My first tape i bought was give thanks A powerfull video i still have it,we met once in 2006 in Cape TOWN your hiding place tour,That was a dream come true and God heard my prayer so im looking forward to see you soon in Cape Town SA,My prayer to u and you family and band,is Psalms 91 God bless!!!