After much prayer and deliberation The Bates Family has decided to stop touring indefinitely due to LaDonna's stroke. Tim Bates stated" I'm not sure when we will resume touring at this point, it's all depending on how LaDonna's rehab is going. I would like to thank everyone for all the support that has come to our family during this very difficult time. I know the Lord has his hand in this situation and he is making something beautiful with it,please keep praying for my wife as she is making strides every day. I believe our ministry will come back stronger than ever and what the enemy has meant for our harm God will turn it around for our good." Please visit LaDonna Bates' Update page on facebook to keep up with how her progress is going.