“The Tape”


It is a pleasure to be able to talk to you.

This is actually kind of a crazy story. One day, way back in the 1980’s, ( yeah, I know ! ) I had went to our local Christian Book Store, and they had your tape playing on their store stereo. I told the clerk that I had to have that music, because it was beautiful, and like nothing I had ever heard before. I was probably 15 or 16 years old at that time. Well, I got the tape, and listened to it ALL the time. As a matter of fact, the car that I was driving at that time didn’t have a cassette player in it, so , I took a portable radio that had batteries in it, and put it in my car so I could listen to the tape while I was driving !!! I ended up getting married in March 1991, and moved out of my parents house. I don’t know if that’s when the tape went missing, or if it was later, but, somehow, I lost the tape.

There were times in my life, that I would think to myself, that I really needed “the tape”, as it was referred to. However, I couldn’t find it. As time went on, I forgot about it, until about 1 year ago. Every once in awhile, I would be daydreaming, or something, and the “tape” would pop into my mind, and then, I would once again start my quest to find a copy of the tape.

About 6 months ago, I went back to the Christian Bookstore in town, and told the lady that I was looking for a copy of a tape from back in the 1980’s, but, I wasn’t sure of the artist name, but, I did remember that one of the songs was titled “I am Yours”. She handed me a book that was about 6 inches thick, and told me to start looking thru it, and see if I could find something that looked like it may be it. Well, that lasted for about 10 minutes !!! I told the lady that I had to go, and that I was just going to have to pray about it, and when the Lord wanted me to have a copy of the tape, He would find a way for me to have it.

I don’t know why, but, yesterday was the day !! I am a huge e-bay freak, and so I was on there, looking around, and came across a listing for some Christian music from the 80’s. That made me go back to my home-page, and I just did a search for Christian music artist. I know I had done this a hundred times before, but, nothing ever sounded right to me. But, last night, I came to the right website, and it listed over 3,000 artist names. I just prayed about it, and started looking through the list. As soon as I saw “Terry Clark” I absolutely KNEW that was the name I had been looking for. So, I did a search for Terry Clark, and the Catalyst People website came up.

I just started looking through it, and found all of the songs, and I knew right then that my search was over. And, it was so weird, because once I saw the titles to the songs, I automatically remembered the words to most of them. So, I went ahead and ordered the set right away. I am so excited to be getting the music. Thank you so much for blessing me with your music. I have a 13 year old son that got saved last week at Bible School, and I know he will love the songs that you sing also.

So, that’s the story of how I knew about your music, and to answer the other question, no, the website was not hard to find. ( once I remembered what I was looking for !!!! ) Thank you SOOOOO much. I am looking forward to getting the CD’s !!

Take care, and God Bless you !!!!!