Monday, March 30, 2009

Get ready for prayer!

Ladies of the Roanoke Valley join us for prayer on April 6, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Weldon! 700-8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Here is a great example of how we can enjoy the same song about
Amazing Grace
but sing it in our own way. Click on the links below...both are AWESOME!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMF_24cQqT0

and then go to http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid271552717/bctid1913313052

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Light living



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

Our Prayer Squad singing with Mattie!

video

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.

From the beginning...


As a northerner moving to the rural south, I felt as if I had moved to a foreign land. Not that the people looked different, but we certainly had some barriers to overcome; Barriers as anything that keeps me from engaging with others that I don't know. For instance, if you are talking French and I, English, I would be intimidated to walk up and start a conversation. Now I know what you are thinking...we speak English in North Carolina, and yes that is true. But with the southern drawl and different dialects, I had a difficult time understanding most people. And I must admit some had trouble with my accent. What accent?

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!