My mother was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 2012 and passed away in
January 2013. She was introduced to the Homecoming “family” singers right after
my father’s death, and she got so much joy from Gaither DVDs, CDs and magazines.
She followed each group as if her own family; she prayed for them regularly and
was saddened at dear ones’ homegoings. She especially loved Ernie and Lisa Haase (pictured right)
and Signature Sound. She wrote cards of encouragement to them, sent them small
Christmas presents and always attended concerts when someone could drive her.
Ernie called her and prayed for her when he learned of her cancer — a cherished prayer.
Though I know you are loved and encouraged by literally millions worldwide, it
seemed worth passing along the huge heart of love and support my mama had for you
and the tremendous impact you had on a fragile, almost hidden-away widow whose
life blossomed into a no-longer-silenced “declaration of joy” because of your videos. I
honor her by this letter and deeply thank you, and I’m praying that God will continue
to richly bless you!
— MRS. TERESA B. KASEY
Henderson, North Carolina