Here is where we will post news items. Check back often to see what's
happening with Gospel Gold.
January 25, 2018 - We have taken a winter break while our pianist was
in Arizona. She is due back February 1 and we will get right back to
work. We have not been idle during her absence and have worked on our
acapella style. You will hear some of these great hymns in our future
September 20, 2016
GOSPEL GOLD WELCOMES BILL SCHOEP as their
new baritone. He is from Sioux Falls and also sings in the choirs at
First Reformed Church and in the Minnehaha Mandskor. Although quiet in
demeanor, he loves to praise his Lord. You will soon learn to love his
solid baritone and style. Read more about him here.
August 30, 2016 - Jake Van Den Hul is retiring from Gospel Gold due
to health reasons. The myasthenia gravis has stabilized as he manages it
with medication, but there are still days of extreme fatigue. We have so
appreciated his contribution to Gospel Gold the past three years. He has
a heart of gold and I am sure you will still find him singing somewhere.
You can't keep a good man down!
November 15, 2015 - Thank you all for your support and prayers the
last few months. We will be taking the next month off, as Jake will be
going to Mayo to seek help with his extreme fatigue caused by the
myasthenia gravis. Please pray for the doctors as they seek a solution and
for patience and strength for Jake. We know that all things are
possible. We put our trust in the great Healer and yield to His will and
direction while we continue to give Him praise and glorify His Holy
October 19, 2015 - We ask for your continued prayers for our lead,
Doug Kraayenhof. In the last few weeks Doug has suffered a series of
strokes, but is now back home recovering. Some sight, memory, and
responses have been affected, but he was able to sing with us in Sibley,
IA yesterday. God is good! We give Him all the praise and glory for His
amazing touch. We continue to pray for improvement and healing for Doug,
his family, and the quartet as we seek God's will in all we do.
August 24, 2015 - As many of you know our baritone, Jake Van Den Hul
has had some health issues. Nine days ago he was diagnosed with
myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder where the signal from the
nerves to the muscles becomes blocked. It is treatable and Jake is now
on medication and back singing with us. Praise God! Prayers are welcome
as Jake continues to strengthen his muscles. We are so thankful for
God's continuing love, grace, and care for his people.
Gospel Gold Welcomes Doug Kraayenhof
||We are delighted to welcome Doug Kraayenhof as our new tenor.
He will be replacing Jake Van Den Hul who has moved to our
baritone position. Former baritone Bill Hoffman has retired to
fulfill other commitments. With this change up you will hear a
different sound, but I am sure you will enjoy the same spirit of
praise in the gospel tunes and melodies we hold so dear.
|I can't wait for you to get to know Doug. You will
enjoy his smooth easy voice and sharing spirit. Read more about
|Thank you, Bill Hoffman, for all that you have
contributed to Gospel Gold the past two years. It has been our
joy to work and minister with you. We wish you well in your