Every year the Gospel Music Association hosts a music training event which gives the music industry pros a chance to see new talent and Christian artists a chance to learn new techniques that enhance their ministry. We had the privilege of attending and competing in the 2008 Music in the Rockies event held in Estes Park, CO We had a fantastic time meeting new people, learning lessons and developing skills throughout the week. We were able to enter four songs in the Songwriting Competition as well as compete in the Group Artistry Division. God blessed us beyond imagination and we placed 7th in the Group Artistry Division (one away from making finals). I Choose You (featured on our second release Nothing to Lose) placed in the Top 20 in the Songwriting Competition! Though we had no idea what to expect, we didn’t think we’d make it past the first round. God, however, has a way of doing things for His glory and so when we saw the name of our song up on the screen saying that we had advanced in the competition, we were ecstatic! With there being over 550 entries, we didn’t have our hopes up. We didn’t want to set ourselves up for disappointment, so instead of focusing wholly on the competition, we surrendered everything to God and just left the results in His hands. When we do that, when we truly let go of ourselves, God gives us the desires of our hearts. A popular Christian songs states it well, “All I’ve longed for I found finally, at the end of me.” We had an amazing time at GMA in the Rockies. The lessons we learned and the inspiration we received will no doubt be one of the unforgettable experiences that make up our life story.