Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
We have this group of women who have had enough of status-quo and want to unite in prayer for the Roanoke Valley. Our children need to see us as a community that truly cares about each other. One young woman began her prayer with "Lord forgive us white people for how we have treated your black children." It was as if the shackles were removed from both black and white and we didn't have to dance around the issue anymore. We have prayed for reconciliation but this was the first time we had a blonde hair, blue eyes, very white woman seek forgiveness for our race. It was one of those moments that you knew God was shouting AMEN from heaven.
Our desire is now to show our community that we as Christians love one another by engaging in some form of community outreach as a group. What that is we still don't know but surely God will reveal it to us. Pastor Burrell has a desire to bring about change and so does my pastor and others in the area. Our prayer is that through God's leading they will lead us as we take the necessary steps to be the Bride. Yes, last night the Bride was mighty pretty! And as bridal attendants we need to prepare ourselves and others for the return of Jesus!
We got a glimpse of what heaven will be like. All God's children praising Him.
Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world,
They are yellow, black and white,
They are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world!
May we be like children and dance and sing freely to our King!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
but sing it in our own way. Click on the links below...both are AWESOME!!
and then go to http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid271552717/bctid1913313052
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The Roanoke Valley Prayer Squad formed a circle ...a circle of friends! As you can see we are all different.... but all glowing from one LIGHT! The LIGHT living inside of us is the LIGHT of the world!
With the LIGHT shining so bright it shows off all the wonderful colors God made us.
Thank You, Lord!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I truly have met some wonderful women who love the Lord!
The RV Prayer Squad is an answer to their prayers. The video is of us in a 6th generation plantation home celebrating the break down of racial walls and praying over the concerns of our area in the northeastern section of North Carolina.
The prayer squad began when God placed a desire within the heart of the owner of this deep seated southern farm, to reach out to the descendants of the slaves who worked there many years ago. Then she met a northerner who came to town, in whom God placed a desire to bring all the Christian sisters, regardless of race or denomination, together to pray over the valley. They were introduced, started talking and realized God had brought them together to organize a prayer squad to usher in unity in the region. In their midst were two wonderful African American sisters who had been praying for over 16 years for the children of God to worship Him as one. God always accomplishes His purpose
We have been meeting quarterly for over two years and even though friendships have been forged, there is still a need to serve our community in a united effort. What that effort will be, we don't know yet. But....it is coming soon! There are some barriers still to break but once again we will see that God will accomplish His purpose.
Learning about the people and from the people has been so interesting. I am excited to share my friendship stories with you that include my girlfriends who happen to be African American, Hispanic, and Asian. In this area there are also American Indians and though I don't know any personally (at this moment) I was thrilled to go to my very first Pow-Wow..I hope that is politically correct, for I don't want to offend anyone.
Unfortunately there is still racial tension even though some don't want to admit it, yet there are wonderful women who are striving to make a difference in how we relate to each other. Striving may not be the right word, because it is through fun times and prayerful times, we have come to love each other...so we aren't striving... we are relaxing with each other....sharing our common ground. And that's what I want to share with you...the common ground that shows me the Rewards of a Colorful Existence!