Calling A Sabbatical

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Monday 18th January 2016

America's independent ministry band Willet put things on hold

THE TOURING and recording pop rock band from Maryland, Willet, have announced a hold to their operations. Read part of a band statement, "2016 will mark our 10th year as a touring band. In the past nine years we have played over 1,000 concerts, released multiple albums, driven hundreds of thousands of miles and toured to over 40 of the 50 states! In addition, we have had experiences in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Haiti, the UK, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Thailand, India, Jamaica and The Bahamas that we will never forget! We still remember the feeling of learning that Willet fans had sponsored over 2,500 children from around the world and the excitement when we announced that we were going to fund, pack, and ship One Million Meals for school feeding programs together! Some of our greatest memories have come from traveling the world together as three brothers from Maryland."

The statement continued, "But, for the sake of each of our own personal spiritual journeys and the health of our young families, it is time to take a musical hiatus. Jeremy is accepting a full-time position as an Artist Relations Event Manager at Feed The Children in Franklin, Tennessee. Justin is doing freelance graphic design from Westminster, Maryland and touring as a hired guitarist for other bands, and Jordan is serving as Assistant Director of Music and Media at The Center Church near San Diego, California and launching a videography company. During this time, we will not be making new music or playing concerts. We will focus solely on completing our One Million Meal goal and removing all other distractions. Once the remaining 180,000 meals are funded, packed and shipped, we will begin discussions about the process of writing, recording and releasing our next album. Although we will not be touring or recording at this time, Willet will continue to operate as a ministry of New Mission Systems International." CR

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