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Sunday, 22 August 2010 19:44

Dear Friends,

            We just left Pennsylvania.  We had a great visit with our friends from Waynesburg and Canonsburg (Washington Area).  God moved powerfully in both concerts as He poured out His Spirit on all of us.  It wasn’t just a time for us to minister to others.  They ministered to us.  It was like being at home.

            Kathy and Jim Carpenter were our hosts for Friday evening.  Their ministry is with the W.W.J.D. (West Waynesburg Jesus Distribution Center) in West Waynesburg. They have a unique outreach there that has spanned several years.  It is amazing to see how God continues to use them to reach the people in that community. 

            We had an outdoor concert literally in their backyard.  Folks seemed to come from everywhere.  We could see people on their porches and in their homes and apartments enjoying a great evening of worship and ministry.  God gave us incredible weather as we celebrated throughout the evening.  There were 3 people saved and 1 person rededicated their life to the Lord.  Countless others were ministered to and God seemed to fall on that neighborhood.  It was a beautiful time of praise. 

            We cannot thank the Carpenters enough for their hospitality and vision.  They were able to purchase a local bar this past year and turn it into an outreach center.  God has great plans in store for that building.  We cannot wait to see the doors of ministry that will be opened for them through this new facility.  We had the opportunity to have some food and fellowship after the concert at “The West Sides” facility.  We closed the night with prayer and look forward to more times of ministry in the future.  Thank you, people of West Waynesburg for always making us feel at home and for taking such good care of us.  We love you and are praying for God to continue to pour out His Spirit in West Waynesburg…

            Thanks to Daryl and Robin Throckmorton for letting us crash in their home.  You guys are the best!  Daryl Minor, thanks for hanging out with us and for being a great host for the evening.  Thank you, Lindsey Minor, for the cookies and muffins. 

It was great seeing my old drummer, Shane Ayers and Amy.  Thank you, Kaylee, for my picture.  I will cherish it forever.  Cristy, thanks for the prayer and encouragement. God is still using you in mighty ways.

We are grateful for our friends and ministry partners that are always so welcoming and for taking such good care of us.  We look forward to coming back up to see you…

            Saturday night, we moved on to Canonsburg to Christian Bible Fellowship.  WOW! What a night.   God showed up and I was humbled by His presence.  Halfway through the concert, God begin to lead in another direction.  Thank God for my band (Tattered Saints) for being so flexible in the following the leading of the Holy Spirit.  15 people made professions of faith for salvation and 22 people renewed their relationship with Christ… It was overwhelming to see how God worked that night.

            Thanks to all of you who fed us and fed us and fed us again… Thank you, Ed and Debbie for allowing us to stay in your home.  Your hospitality was above and beyond anything we deserved.  You spoiled us rotten and we appreciate it.  Your home is filled with the love and presence of Jesus.  Thanks for sharing your heart and home.  It is your turn to visit us…

            Thanks James and Janice for your encouragement and for asking us back.  We are excited to see that your youth group has doubled in size and that you continue to have a vision. Thanks to the pastoral staff for trusting us, especially Pastor Andy.  You are such an encouragement to me and my team.  We love you and your wife so much. 

            We are expecting you to pack that bus for Beach Week 2011.  If anybody wants to hitch a ride from that area, make sure you get on board.  They are chartering a bus to Beach Week next year and are looking to pack it out. 

            Sunday morning Worship Service was another time of God’s outpouring.  It was nice not only to minister, but to be ministered to….  We truly felt at home and in the presence of people who love Jesus.  You folks certainly know how to minister to others… We look forward to Beach Week and to some of you coming to Tennessee to visit LampLight Theatre.   Come down and let us take care of you.

            We are now on the road to Auburn, NY.  We will be staying with the Hammersly family over the next couple of days as we minister at Auburn Alliance Church.  Thank you, Wendy, for having us back.  Monday Night is going to be awesome.  If you are in the area, please come out to the concert.  We are expecting God to move in a mighty way….Get your spiritual seatbelts on…Ready or not, New York.  Here we come!!!

            Please be in prayer as we continue this concert tour and mission trip.  God is doing some God-sized things and we are blessed to be a part of it.

Later Ya’ll,

Billy Wayne and Tattered Saints



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