Jul 07

Welcome to the Adventures of Family Anthem

Hello!  Welcome to the Adventures of Family Anthem – in the form of a Blog!  🙂  We are going to try to post as often as possible -Thank you for your prayers!

Jan 20

Please Pray for our Family in the Loss of Jory…

Dear Friends and Family,


Please pray for our family as Jory Rolf, beloved husband and father, passed away suddenly on Saturday.  The words below, from a dear friend, communicate much better than I can right now, please read.  Your prayers are cherished. 


A Memorial Webpage has been set up where comments can be left and where more details will be shared as they develop:  www.joryrolf.info .  The Celebration of Life Service will be February 2, 2019, 1:30pm at First Baptist Church in Branson.


Thank you for your prayers.


With broken hearts but a fervent trust in the Lord,   

~ tess rolf and children
banner, nation, anthem, justus, honour and glorye


January 20, 2019


Dear friends and family in Christ,

I’m writing to you on behalf of Tess Rolf and the Rolf Family. I am very sorry to have to share that Jory Rolf passed away suddenly in a tragic incident while the family was on the road between bookings for their family music ministry. A fuller account can and will be typed up later, but the main thing I want to convey to you in this moment is that the whole family was there and that Banner and Anthem, in particular witnessed their father’s passing. It’s a lot to process and I want them to have the time and space to do that. So while I, like you, wonder a thousand things about the details of time, place, context and efforts taken, the bigger concern for the moment is a grieving family.


Tess and the kids are currently at a camp in Central Florida where they are surrounded by supportive friends with family members arriving by the day. They have several pastors from their church and ministry board who are helping care for them and work through the arrangements. Right now they have to wait for the hospital to finish up with Jory’s body and then make arrangements to have it transported back West. Tess thinks it will take till midweek or more before those things are sorted out, so it’s likely to be two weeks from now before a funeral can be arranged in Branson, MO and burial service either there or perhaps in Cheyenne.


In the meantime, I’d like to ask if you would consider making a financial donation to the Rolfs. This  would be to help in the immediate expenses which we don’t even know the sum of just yet (medical costs from the road-side efforts, transportation of the body, funeral).  I’d also like you to consider that their financial needs going forward will look very different. Anything we can raise beyond the costs of this difficult moment will give them more time and opportunity to walk through the transition that lays before them as a family. Giving can be done online through the link below and those funds will be available to Tess and the kids right away.


Donation link: https://give.cornerstone.cc/makebelievers


As you pray for the Rolfs, I encourage you to pray over each of the Rolf’s by name, even letting their names prompt how we pray over the whole family: Banner Kalos, Nation Shiloh, Anthem Joy, Justus Amor, Honour Chrestos, Glorye Kharis and Tess Rolf.


With a heavy heart but an unshakeable hope rooted in our victorious Savior,

– tim king

AIM Alumni

Director of Ministries, DRAMA Ministry

Pastor, Christ House


Jan 11

Heritage Lakes ~ New Port Richey, FL

First stop on the 2019 Florida Ministry Trip!  This was our second year here and one of our only stops in a “subdivision” where the people live there year round as opposed to an RV park with snowbirds… :).  This was the Midwest Club, but the people were from all over.  There were 150 people there. 🙂

One gentleman said he’d lived there for 27 years and went to almost all of the concerts every month and this one was one of the best and that he was really blessed by our family.  We hadn’t done music live since September…except a few specials in church, so it was really humbling and encouraging that people were so blessed.

They were a blessing to us and God used the message to reach hearts.  🙂

Jul 25

The Ark Encounter… Enormous… Amazing!

We were headed north and one of our bookings was near The Ark Encounter.  We pulled in just to see the cost and such and realized that we couldn’t afford it.  🙁  We were talking to one of the managers outside and he  said to the ticket window… “give them my discount!”  It was 50% off!  Wow… that was a BIG blessing.  The Ark is AMAZING… very educational.  Very well done and an amazing testimony for a Christian themed attraction that teaches biblical truth and a 6 day creation!  Everyone loved it.  🙂

The parking lot is about a mile from the Ark… they take you over on a shuttle bus.

They start at the beginning and teach the Biblical account of a 6 day creation… so that you understand how and why sin entered the world and God’s plan for Redemption.

Inside the Ark looking through.  Tremendous… make sure you go!

Apr 10

Happy Birthday, Jory!

Sold the GMC on his birthday and went to a local show…

Apr 08

Young Christians Weekend ~ Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO

Every year for the past at least 14 years…our ministry has been a part of Young Christians Weekend by providing an evangelistic mime presentation for the young people.  This year, juts our family did the mime.  And one of the young men in audience, a 12 year old, asked Jesus into his heart!!!  🙂  Yeah God!

Apr 04

Thousand Trails ~ Natchez Trace…

Since we are TT members, we decided to stay at one of the parks on the way back to Branson… near Natchez Trace Parkway… in TN.  To say it was off the beaten path is understatement, we lost cell coverage a GPS coverage about 10 miles from it and we were basically guessing how to get there.  But, we made it and it is very big and very peaceful… we tried to do some music, but only the coordinators showed up.  
We even got to fish a bit.  🙂

Apr 02

Easter Sunday Joys

We rarely decorate eggs, but decided to let the Littles have some fun…  The big kids hid them outside and I think “most” of them were found.  Some animal will probably gladly eat whatever was left.  🙂

After the Egg-tra special fun.  :)… some friends that we met at Riverbend invited our family to eat at Mama’s Farmhouse.  We had never eaten at a place like that.  It’s family style dining… they bring you all the food you can eat… dessert too.  It was really yummy… and really Southern.  :).  It was a huge blessing.

They had a really fun play area outside for the kids….

Apr 01

Sonrise Service in the Smokies ~ Pigeon Forge, TN

Back at one of our favorite campgrounds… Mr. Rex, the owner, is a strong Christian, generous man of integrity… this is kind of a “home away from home” for us.  🙂  We land here pretty often going from hither and ton to there. 🙂

He hosts a Sonrise Service for Easter and asked us to come and sing.  It was stunning, breathtaking, beautiful, albeit very cold… right around the freezing mark… but, it was well worth it to celebrate the resurrection of the King of Kings!  🙂


We had a few off days between the last presentation and our Easter presentation… so, we just SAT STILL (well as much as is possible for 8 people in a 31ft. RV… but, we tried to take it easy)…. for a couple days at a good friends RV park in Wears Valley and also explored some of Pigeon Forge as well.

Boat race down the creek behind the RV.. . 🙂

Our old-fashioned girl…

Dollywood… Mr. Hershend graciously gives us season passes to Silver Dollar City… and that gives us access to here as well. 🙂  Glorye is always in her stroller, so misses the pictures. 🙂

Such a fun group, full of life, energy and very gifted.

Ha… ha… couple of goof balls. 🙂

Family time by the creek at Riverbend Campground in Pigeon Forge.

Mar 28

Children’s Bible Ministry ~ Townsend, TN

We were able to present for the volunteers that came to help get the camp ready for summer.  We met the directors last year at a jam session nearby and that sparked one of our bookings in FL… and for us to meet the folks at Camp Gilead.  It was a blessing to be there and meet the wonderful Christian brothers and sisters that had come to serve. CBM is a very effective ministry focused on teaching the Bible to children all around the world.

They even fed us a really yummy meal before we started.  🙂

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