Tune In to the Daystar Network on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 7:30pm to see this brand-new documentary featuring the Annie Moses Band. Stay tuned to AnnieMosesBand.com for a full list of airtimes and stations.
In Proverbs 22:6, the Bible reads, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." A wise pastor once said, "Train up a child in the way he should go, follow it yourself, and he will follow you." How very true!
In the upcoming television show, â€œAnnie Moses Band: Faith, Family and Musicâ€, we feature an extraordinary family that exemplifies how living for God is not only right but truly living.
The story starts with, Annie Moses, who is the bandâ€™s namesake. Annie worked in Texas as a hired field hand in the cotton field. She did her best to nurture the musical gifts in her daughter, Jane and by doing so, those seeds of faithfulness and loving sacrifice blossomed through the generations.
The Lord gave Annieâ€™s granddaughter Robin a divine idea in college. Robin Wolaver says, â€œWe had some Suzuki violinists that came and played in our music survey class. There was a little-bitty girl from Asia, and she was so tiny and cute. She had a violinâ€¦ God spoke to me at that point and said, â€˜When you have a little girl, they should do that.â€™ And, Robin did give birth to a beautiful little girl and named herâ€¦.Annie. Five more children followed but having a band with six kids certainly wasnâ€™t in their plans.
â€œWe didnâ€™t have any idea this would happen,â€ says Bill Wolaver. â€œWe did want a large family and wanted to have children.â€
Annie says, â€œAs each child came of age, our parents really prayed and considered our talents and our personalities to determine what the best instrument would be. Things just kind of grew gradually from there.â€
Around four years old, they each began lessons at Vanderbilt Universityâ€™s Blair School of Music. During those early years, the children accepted Christ. Their parents encouraged them with prayer, patience and one-on-one practice sessions.
â€œEventually practicing becomes like homework,â€ Alex, second oldest, explains. â€œYou didnâ€™t want to do it anymore than you do your homework. But momâ€™s rule was always you can quit anytime as long as youâ€™re not down. You have to quit after youâ€™ve had something extremely successful happen -- a competition youâ€™ve won or a performance. But when that happens you never want to quit.â€
Their discipline paid off. Annie, Alex and Benjamin studied at the Julliard School of Music on scholarship. During that time they felt a God-given desire to form a family band. They never looked back.
Ben says, â€œItâ€™s just so much fun playing with my siblings. Itâ€™s just a really invigorating experience.â€
â€œI have just learned so much about Jesus and trusting in Him through this process,â€ Annie says. â€œWe grew up reading all these wonderful Psalms where it talks about praising Him with the strings and playing skillfully. So hopefully we will be able to make His praise glorious.â€
Anne says, â€œThe Annie Moses Band is really a celebration of four generations of that legacy of faith and family and music coming together and hopefully creating something thatâ€™s a very powerful message for our generation.â€
Tune in to the Daystar network on Saturday June 19, 2010 at 7:30pm to experience this wonderful program. You will not want to miss it!