This is Francy. Francy has been a part of the Renegade family since September of last year. He has been a tidalwave of fun and musical theory that has pushed us all as musicians and worshipers to the next level with our craft. Last November Francy joined us at the Faith In Focus event for the Virginia Military Institute. The following are his thoughts on the encounter with those cadets and his experience with Renegade. You can follow Francy though his other projects Hello Kelly, Lighthart, and his newly published book 100 Songwriting Prompts.
I wasn't expecting to be a part of Renegade Music Ministries. Life was going just fine and if you'd asked me if I had time to be a part of a music ministry, I'd have likely said no.
But when the team reached out to me about being part of one of their weekends, something stirred in me to say yes, even though I didn't know what to expect. In the whirlwind that followed, I met some of my favorite people as a part of this ministry. And I got to be part of a very powerful weekend, with music, ministry, and God's presence. (And a lot of fantastic food too.)
During the worship sessions we facilitated, I was struck by the sheer discipline and commitment these students apply to their faith lives. Military school is no joke! But they showed up hungry for God, for an encounter with his Spirit. It was very inspiring and an honor to be a part of the sessions with them.
As a bass player, my role in Renegade is relatively small. But I can't overstate the importance of this vision. I don't see anybody else offering this kind of spiritually edifying service to the young men and women on track to enter the US military and I'm proud to be a part of it.
Francy will be joining us again this coming weekend as we head to Ft Knox Kentucky.