Hello everyone my name is Jason Southward. I have 3 sisters Elizabeth,Laura, and Kristin,
and thanks to my oldest 2 sisters Elizabeth and Laura, I am also an uncle(of two girls of course) so you
can imagine that I am the emotional one in the band. My father is a pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield IL,
where I currently live. My mother is our biggest fan and helps us out alot. I love my family and they have been
a great help to the success of our band. I got married March 20, 2010 to Libbey Andres and was ordained the next day! I
am now the music minister at First Christian Church in Anna, IL-really enjoying working with the people in that church.
In my life there have been many things in which I have had to overcome to be able to do what I do now. I
have moved many times and had to make new friends and have had to adapt to many differen't places. I have gotten in contact
with the wrong crowd and done some pretty stupid things. God has shown me so much mercy and grace that I do not deserve,
and with out him I would be nothing, living a wasted life. Through all of the times when I thought I was cooler
than someone, or I thought I didn't need God, I have learned a valuable lesson which is true for everyone. Dont
give in to the views of this world, dont try to be the coolest person at school,cause if you do, you dont realize it
but you are not seeking glory for God, but for yourself. In everything we do we should give all of the glory to God.
God calls us to be different, and to not conform to the world, and its crazy ideas, of everyone has to be this
way or that way. Think about this Jesus Christ in all of his perfection, came down to this sinful, dirty, disgusting place,
to pay the price for the stupid mistakes that we make everyday. If that doesn't make a difference in your life then just send
me an email and let me talk to you about it. my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
So basically my story is be humble and realize that when you think you are not good enough for something. Talk
to God and let Him reassure you that you are always important to Him no matter how bad or good you are
at something. As the song we sing says we are always first in the eyes of God.
God is great all the time, and all the time God is great. So let Him live your life because with out him we are nothing.