Livin' in the Rain
Francie Bond is surrendered to God. This is evident in her gospel music ministry. She loves spreading the gospel, by singing the gospel. The Indiana Gospel Music Association just voted her: Favorite Female Soloist of 2009. Born and raised in west central Indiana, to a working mom and dad. She has an older sister and brother, also two older half brothers. She has worked as a QMA in a nursing home, and was a machine operator in a factory. She and Carl have been married now for 19 years, they have six boys between them, along with 8 grandkids. Four of the boys live here in Indiana, one is stationed at Forte Knox KY, and one is a sophomore at Kentucky Christian University, studing to be a youth pastor, while serving as part time youth pastor at Raceland Christian Church in Raceland KY. In the past she has served as Sunday school superintendent, while Carl and she were the youth directors at a small country church. She has shared the gospel in song from Alexandria,IN to Shelbyville,IN, and many places in between, charitys benefits, churches Easter and Christmas music, concerts, campgrounds. And a Christmas program at a womans prison. Her ministry is always available at no charge, but a love offering is always welcome. ......Francie's testimony...... I was 10 when I stepped forward to the Lord. My testimony is nothing flashy or exciting to most, but I know, looking back, without a doubt that God has been right there every step of the way, even when I strayed. There were times I thought the only answer for me was to die. And I would cry out to God for it to be over. He carried me through the loss of my Daddy, when I thought no one would ever love me so much again. He carried me through an abusive marriage, when I thought the only answer to make it stop was my death. And he protected me when things got very dangerous. He brought a wonderful and loving man into mine and my children's lives. And He called me back into His service with a desire to share the Gospel in song. I love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. And I have a feeling of urgency, for others to find Jesus and be filled with the joy only He can give. Even when I think things are not going as they should, in prayer, I am reassured that He is in control.