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New Directions International Alumni

June 30, 2008
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“…Jubal was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe” (Gen. 4:21)

Dear ND Alumni,

Through the musical years of this ministry, the Lord brought us a lot of wonderful musicians – the “Children of Jubal.”  The very first mention of music and musicians in the Bible is the above verse from the book of Genesis.  As a contemporary musical group, we always believed that God was the Author of all good music – whether classical or contemporary.  It was His Holy Spirit who inspires “…psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Eph. 5:19).  The great reformer, Martin Luther – who was himself a great hymn writer – said: “There is no reason that the devil should have all of the good music!”

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June 25, 2008

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Here are three pictures for you.  First of all, notice the arrow on the group photo below from the summer of 1973.  That’s my cute brother, Robb Joynt.  He has so many fond memories of those months and of the many friends he met during that time.  We were recently with him and his wonderful wife, Lisa, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, because her daughter, Jordan, was graduating from Westminster Academy, the school at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.  Robb is head of the history department there, and also teaches at the Broward Community College.

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June 24, 2008

Dear ND Alumni,

Through the years we took thousands of pictures of the ND’s in action in every ministry context imaginable.  But from time to time we tried to take a “promo picture” for reports or that could be used to advertise the group in churches, schools, malls, prisons – or wherever.  I have gone through our files and tried to pick the best of the “staged pictures” of the groups through the years.  I hope you will enjoy looking through them – and seeing how many times you can find yourself!

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