Biagi Family & Ministry Moving to Indiana!

BIG NEWS! - It is with great joy (and some sadness, too) that I announce: My family, ministry and I are moving to Southern Indiana in mid-July! I'll bet you're wondering how this all came about...

FIRST OFF: We are ABSOLUTELY continuing our concert schedule, as well as booking NEW EVENTS all over the U.S.A. I will continue to write and record music, and offer my Christian Kids' Music Products for sale and Concerts and Events for hire. We are continuing on - from Southern Indiana!

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Since about 2006, we Biagis have been praying and wanting to relocate our ministry to the "middle of the country" somewhere, saving money and travel time to concerts. Then, earlier this year, a family inheritance made a home in Jeffersonville, Indiana available to us. The deal is too good to pass up! We trust that God is leading us, so we're goin'!

I am excited for the opportunities (singing, teaching, evangelism, fellowship) that are sure to come.  Kathleen is thanking God for leading us. Juli (age 15) is excited to make new actor/singer/dancer friends at a new church and high school. Natalie (age 8) says she's "50% happy, 50% sad." The pets aren't saying much (I think the cat's on the fence).

Sadly, we'll be leaving my son Matt (age 22) behind. He has his own apartment about an hour and a half away, a solid career (in law enforcement), and a sweet fiancee, so we'll have to make due with [Apple iPhone's] "FaceTime" instead of his drop-in visits.  Rats.

But oh...! The things that lie ahead?! (prayer requests, if you please)
- that God keeps our family bound together tightly in Christ, dependent on him, "rightly handling" his word, and ready to minister in every circumstance!
- that Kathleen and I continue to have a strong, Christ-focused, God-pleasing marriage.
- that my son Matt and his fiancee Dana draw ever closer to God and grow and thrive in their faith and relationship - without us near.
- that God helps me find LOTS concerts & teaching opportunities for LOTS of kids and families in LOTS of churches and schools.
- that God will use us to lead the neighbors (and distant relatives) to Jesus Christ!

We hope and pray for BIG, radical things to happen in our ministries and lives!

California has been a wonderful place to call "home." God has worked powerfully in our lives through Compass Bible Church, Mariners Church, and with all of the ministry friends we've found along the way. But life isn't about our comfort, our posessions, our tans, or our lives at all! It's about building the kingdom and doing the will of the God who created us! Our lives are to be lived in trust and obedience to him, for his glory and pleasure. He will take care of us!

You're Curious:
- YES we will be back to CA 2-3 times a year for ministry events, and [Lord willing] - be really busy singing and dancing for Jesus in the Midwest starting this summer!
- NO we're not ready for the HOT and COLD of Indiana!
- NO I'm not moving for a job.

More to come in blogs, on Facebook and Twitter, and in emails.  Be joyful always! - Rob, Kathleen, Matt, Juli and Natalie Biagi 5/3/2013

12 comments

  • Carol Scheevel
    Carol Scheevel
    Oh dear... I'm not sure how I feel about this. But good thing life is not all about "my feelings." TRUST IN THE LORD.... WITH ALL YOUR HEART! I know you are doing just that! Love you guys so much and will definitely MISS seeing you around!!!

    Oh dear... I'm not sure how I feel about this. But good thing life is not all about "my feelings." TRUST IN THE LORD.... WITH ALL YOUR HEART! I know you are doing just that! Love you guys so much and will definitely MISS seeing you around!!!

  • Christina Iverson
    Christina Iverson
    I'm in fourth grade and I go to Compass (and AWANA). The first time I saw you was when I was 4 years old (I'm 11 now) and when I heard that you're moving to Indiana I was happy but sad since I've known you for so long and love all of your music. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you come by to visit soon and let God be with you all. ROCK ON ROB!

    I'm in fourth grade and I go to Compass (and AWANA). The first time I saw you was when I was 4 years old (I'm 11 now) and when I heard that you're moving to Indiana I was happy but sad since I've known you for so long and love all of your music. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you come by to visit soon and let God be with you all. ROCK ON ROB!

  • Amy
    Amy
    Sounds like you're going were you feel led. You're right, it's not about being comfortable. Love listening to your music with my kids! I'm in Illinois...you get used to the weather. Best wishes to you and your family....I pray more people are able to hear you :)

    Sounds like you're going were you feel led. You're right, it's not about being comfortable. Love listening to your music with my kids! I'm in Illinois...you get used to the weather. Best wishes to you and your family....I pray more people are able to hear you smile

  • LauraLee Shaw
    LauraLee Shaw
    Rob & Kathleen, Congratulations, & I'm so excited to see how God will continue to lead you. It's encouraging to witness your faith in following Jesus, just like you sing about. ;) Will pray for you as the Holy Spirit brings to mind, in all the ways you've requested & more.

    Rob & Kathleen, Congratulations, & I'm so excited to see how God will continue to lead you. It's encouraging to witness your faith in following Jesus, just like you sing about. wink Will pray for you as the Holy Spirit brings to mind, in all the ways you've requested & more.

  • Joanie Laxson
    Joanie Laxson
    WIll you be near Terre Haute? Justin Hoeppner from CVC/SJC is the worship pastor of a large church there. We also have family in Evansville and Effingham.

    WIll you be near Terre Haute? Justin Hoeppner from CVC/SJC is the worship pastor of a large church there. We also have family in Evansville and Effingham.

  • Gwen Larsen
    Gwen Larsen
    hey, neighbors - at least that's how we always think about the Biagis, having lived a nerd-ball toss away for those precious years with the Greenbough Gang, as Ruth fondly called it. So, here's a different response from all the sad faces I've seen posted so far on FB: we think its GREAT that you are moving to different state & climate & kind of folks!! (Yes, Midwesterners are 'different' - as all our relatives prove, ha) Why? Because every move we made - over a dozen just while ur kids were growing up and a few more after Ruth left home - have all taught us so much & prove God always goes ahead - meeting us there & identifying good people to hang with.

    hey, neighbors - at least that's how we always think about the Biagis, having lived a nerd-ball toss away for those precious years with the Greenbough Gang, as Ruth fondly called it. So, here's a different response from all the sad faces I've seen posted so far on FB: we think its GREAT that you are moving to different state & climate & kind of folks!! (Yes, Midwesterners are 'different' - as all our relatives prove, ha)
    Why? Because every move we made - over a dozen just while ur kids were growing up and a few more after Ruth left home - have all taught us so much & prove God always goes ahead - meeting us there & identifying good people to hang with.

  • Isaac G.
    Isaac G.
    I will be praying for you guys every week! I'm glad that I've met you and your family and I'm glad that I'm still getting to know you guys. We Christians are all in a dream stage until we're in Heaven, and dreams change all the time. So with your family moving is just a part of the dream changing and when we all wake up, we're together. Longing for that day to come, because even in times that are hard and we don't agree, He's still good to us. He's the anchor of our souls and will keep us forever in His hands. So even though your moving, and that's sad, I'm glad and sing for joy that you're still apart of His family, as I am. God bless you guys and keep your eyes on Christ!

    I will be praying for you guys every week! I'm glad that I've met you and your family and I'm glad that I'm still getting to know you guys. We Christians are all in a dream stage until we're in Heaven, and dreams change all the time. So with your family moving is just a part of the dream changing and when we all wake up, we're together. Longing for that day to come, because even in times that are hard and we don't agree, He's still good to us. He's the anchor of our souls and will keep us forever in His hands. So even though your moving, and that's sad, I'm glad and sing for joy that you're still apart of His family, as I am. God bless you guys and keep your eyes on Christ!

  • Hermi
    Hermi
    Rob and Kathleen!!! We are so excited for you guys and know that this is something that you guys have been praying for a while now! Awesome to see God's hand in it all. Love you guys and we will see you on the road!!!

    Rob and Kathleen!!!
    We are so excited for you guys and know that this is something that you guys have been praying for a while now! Awesome to see God's hand in it all. Love you guys and we will see you on the road!!!

  • The Brinson's
    The Brinson's
    Rob - Kathleen I know you are going to do great things - lowering financial pressure a bit will help you flourish even more, I just know it. Your kids are going to love experiencing the new environment. Please send us pictures of your first snowman : ) Your family is special and what you are doing to offer kids hope is special - and God sees all. We love you - the Brinsons

    Rob - Kathleen
    I know you are going to do great things - lowering financial pressure a bit will help you flourish even more, I just know it. Your kids are going to love experiencing the new environment.
    Please send us pictures of your first snowman : )
    Your family is special and what you are doing to offer kids hope is special - and God sees all.
    We love you - the Brinsons

  • Jennifer Horner
    Jennifer Horner
    What amazing news!!! So excited for your family...and excited for the brand new kids that your family will be able to reach for Jesus. RIGHT ON...steps of faith are both a crazy ride and huge blessing all rolled into one! :0) God's Blessings to you, Jennifer :0)

    What amazing news!!! So excited for your family...and excited for the brand new kids that your family will be able to reach for Jesus. RIGHT ON...steps of faith are both a crazy ride and huge blessing all rolled into one! :0)
    God's Blessings to you,
    Jennifer :0)

  • The Stocktons
    The Stocktons
    We'll miss you, my brotha! God bless you & the fam in this coming season. Exciting stuff! So cool to see you at the PHX airport - total God appointment. Please keep in touch & we look forward to hearing about the new sitch as things come together in IN. Blessings! Norm & the Stockton ladies

    We'll miss you, my brotha! God bless you & the fam in this coming season. Exciting stuff! So cool to see you at the PHX airport - total God appointment. Please keep in touch & we look forward to hearing about the new sitch as things come together in IN. Blessings! Norm & the Stockton ladies

  • Jennifer Wiles
    Jennifer Wiles
    Praise God Almighty for his wonderful provision and timing for the BIagi family. I know that God led you to me as an answer to my prayers because of the desire that I had in my heart to sing, dance and praise God in doing Ministry ....and I have been blessed to have known you and your family!!!! And you'll always have a "V.I.P Kid" in CA to sing and dance back up if you ever need! God Bless you all and thank you for doing what you do Rob! You have inspired me and your family has blessed my life. -Jenn

    Praise God Almighty for his wonderful provision and timing for the BIagi family. I know that God led you to me as an answer to my prayers because of the desire that I had in my heart to sing, dance and praise God in doing Ministry ....and I have been blessed to have known you and your family!!!!
    And you'll always have a "V.I.P Kid" in CA to sing and dance back up if you ever need!
    God Bless you all and thank you for doing what you do Rob! You have inspired me and your family has blessed my life.
    -Jenn

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