Hey everyone! There's some new stuff brewing for Petra as well as for Petra Rocks My World! Read on to learn all about it.

Also, I'm excited to let you know that this newsletter is now available in German. If you are receiving it in English and would prefer to receive it in German, please reply to this email with the words "EMAIL ME IN GERMAN" in the subject line.

Until next time,

     —Josh

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Petra news

Upcoming concerts

10/03/2002
Helena, AR
Phillips Community College
870-572-5515

10/06/2002
Topeka, KS
Fairlawn Church of the Nazerene
10 a.m.
785-272-6322

» More concert info

September had two big dates for Petra: the 7th and the 11th. Obviously Sept. 11 was an important day of memorial for our country, and Petra was able to minister through a concert in Chaska, MN that day. On Sept. 7, Bob Hartman rejoined the band onstage--the first time in 7 years--at Walt Disney World's "Night of Joy." From all reports, it was a great performance. Click the link below to read more about it.

» Concert review: http://www.petrarocksmyworld.com/nightofjoy-rev.html

It appears Petra will have not one but two albums coming out over the next year or so. The next album will be a compilation of their hits from Words Records called "Still Means War." It should hit the streets Nov. 19, 2002.

As I reported last time, Petra should now be beginning discussions about their next studio album. John Schlitt said in a recent Petra newsletter that they anticipate this will be a "regular" Petra album. It also appears the band WILL be working with Inpop Records again, according to a brief message posted by the moderator of Inpop's message forum.

So have you told the band and the record company what sort of album YOU want to see? If not, please email them and share your thoughts.

Site update

Over the last two weeks, work has progressed rapidly toward making Petra Rocks My World! a multilingual website. My deepest thanks go out to everyone who has volunteered to help translate the site into German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

At the same time we are working on translations, I have been redesigning the website. The new design is slim, trim, more colorful, and more compatible. I think you will be surprised how much faster the pages load, especially if you use a dial-up modem. Site navigation should be much easier, as well.

As well as a new design, I plan to develop a content management system for the site. This should make switching between languages easier, and it will make it easier for me to maintain the site overall. PHP and MySQL programming are new for me, so this part of the project will take longer.

Unfortunately it's still unclear in which order things will go online. I will make sure to give you all the details as I figure them out. :)

» To become a volunteer translator, email Josh: Josh's contact form

This Saturday is the first big group chat at the "Petra Rocks The World!" fan community. It will start at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time. If you haven't yet signed up for the fan community, do it today! I look forward to meeting you all there.

» Join the "Petra Rocks The World!" fan community: http://www.petrarocksmyworld.com/yabbse/

Did you miss the Country Freedom Concert on Oct. 21, 2001 where Tim McGraw performed Petra's classic "More Power to Ya"? Well, don't worry, it's now available at Petra Rocks My World.

» To download the song: http://www.petrarocksmyworld.com/audio.html

OTHER PRMW NEWS: Daniel Adolfson's photos from the Sept. 1 concert in Port Royal, PA are now online.

» Concert pics: http://www.petrarocksmyworld.com/portroyal-pics.html

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