From The Road


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Sunday, 29 August 2010 18:06

God is Amazing!

            We are headed home to Tennessee after our Hide & Seek Tour.  In 14 days, we had 13 Concerts/Speaking engagements not including ministry time with individuals.  We were extremely busy and covered a lot of territory.

 

-Thanks to Tyler (Bass Player and Driver) for getting us safely from place to place.

-Thanks to Jacob (Road Manager and Band Leader) for taking care of the details and

 getting us into the presence of Jesus.

-Thanks to Carmen (Booking and Keys) for getting the trip and locations lined up and for

            using your gifts to edify Jesus.

-Thanks to Derek (Drummer and Roadie) for loading and unloading without complaint

            and for praising Jesus with the rhythm of your heart.

-Thanks to Mary (Merchandise and Sound) for taking care of product and for getting our

            music out there for people to hear.

- Thanks to Michelle and Ridge for joining us the last weekend in St. Marys.  You were

            a Godsend. 

-Thanks to all of the churches that sponsored our concerts.  We are grateful for you allowing us to come.  Thanks to all of you who came out to support us.  We had an awesome time.

 

            This weekend concluded our trip and was a true “cherry on top” for us.  We had a great concert Saturday night (Aug. 28) at St. Marys High School sponsored by First Baptist Church of St. Marys.  WOW!!! You folks did an incredible job.  You truly have a vision for souls and know how to organize an event.

            We saw the altar filled with people getting things right before God.  There was an out-pouring of God’s spirit on that place.  At least 12 made professions of faith and numerous rededications. 

            Our friend, Anthony Mossburg, opened the evening and set hearts in motion to listen to the Lord.  He is a true servant of Christ and dear friend.  God is using him in a mighty way.  I encourage you to book him for your church…He is an awesome man of God.

            Thanks to Grady and the tech crew for all the hard work.  Wonderful job on the sound and lighting.  Thanks to High Voltage youth group and leaders for your servant hearts.  You took great care of us.

            Our tour ended with a Sunday morning worship service at First Baptist Church of St.Marys. Thanks Pastor John for trusting me to stand in the pulpit.  I was humbled by your heart.  If we had more pastors in America like you, it would be amazing what God could get accomplished.

            The service was awesome.  We were all amazed at God’s presence.  High Voltage did an awesome job on their skit and God sat down with us.  Many lives were changed and all of us were humbled to be a part of it all. 

 

            During the tour, there were over 40 recorded salvation decisions that we know about. We are waiting for some decision cards to be sent into the office.  Hundreds of lives were changed and thousands of seeds were sown.  We just praise God that He used us one more time. 

            Please look for us on the road again and come to visit us at LampLight Theatre in Fall Branch, TN.  We have auditions this week for our Christmas Production (Candy Maker’s Dream) and next week, we start work on our alternative Halloween production (Freak Show).  We are believing for even greater things ahead…..

 

Billy Wayne

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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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Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:03

Friends,

 

We just had our first concert on the Hide and Seek Tour in Southport, NC. We had a great evening at Franklin Square Park. God never ceases to amaze me. He is always ready to pour out His Spirit, if we are willing to get out of the way.

We had the privilege of staying at our friends’ home (Chuck and Cindy Silvey). They literally let us make ourselves at home.  We actually got to sleep late for the first time in forever.  Praise the Lord!

We have known the Silvey’s since 1993.  We met them at Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, NC.  God has continued to keep us connected over the years and the Silvey’s always open new doors for ministry for us in the coastal area of NC.

It was great catching up on old times and making some new memories that will outlast our trip.  We are headed to Burlington, NC to share with the students at Harvest Baptist for their Wednesday night youth service. 

Please pray for our team as we travel together over the next 2 weeks.  We are in NC now and will be traveling to WV, PA, and then on to NY.  We have a packed schedule.   Our team consists of Jacob & Carmen Phillips, Tyler McMullins, Derek Cress, Mary McClure and me. 

Ridge stayed at home on this trip.  He is wearing a heart monitor for the next couple of weeks and was a little leery of making the trip with us.  He has been having some rapid heartbeat spells and we are believing for God to take care of the problem.  We are missing him on the road, but he is holding down the fort at home.

Pray for Ridge and Michelle.  They were recently engaged and seeking God’s will and direction on their future.  They have been through a lot in their relationship and both have grown a great deal. 

We are working on a fundraiser right now for our ministry.  We have been asked to go the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, TN to perform.  They wanted us to bring a show that we have performed at LampLight Theatre.  We will be taking “R.I.P.” (Rest in Peace) with the Foggy Valley Gang.  It is a comedy about a funeral. It was well received, therefore we will be doing a command performance at the Niswonger.

NPAC (Niswonger) is charging $20 per ticket for the performance, but we get half of the proceeds.  The arts center holds 1200 and we want to sell out.  If you are interested in coming or would like to help sell tickets for the performance, we could really use your support.  For more information, please call (423)348-7610.

We would love to see you come out to one of our concerts on this tour. Please look at our schedule and be praying for all of these dates.  Also, invite your friends to the concerts as well.  We are so pumped to see what God is going to do.   Please come out and be a part of it.

Billy Wayne

 

 
June Update PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 June 2010 15:26

Hey Friends,

            We just got back from a two-week run.  Our first week was in Gatlinburg, TN where we held our Sr. I.A. Camp.  Our theme was, “Hide and Seek.” We had 44 attend and had an incredible week.  The staff at Camp Smoky spoiled us rotten.  They took such great care of the students.  Thanks goes to Paul and the gang for going above and beyond.

            Highlights of the week included trips to The Comedy Barn and a special performance at Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge.  The cast of Country Tonite were especially kind to the students and made them feel right at home.  Thanks to Dan Tilley for organizing these two events and for taking such great care of these special students.

            We also took the students to Greenbrier and went swimming in the mountain streams.  They especially liked the rough rapids and rough water.  They all had a great time and lived to tell about it. 

            It was a wonderful week of healing and ministering.  Several leaders shared their testimonies and challenged the students to rise above their situations through the power of Christ.  Three of the students accepted Christ and 10 rededicated their lives.  God was very present and real to all of us.  We were all blessed to be a part of it all. 

            Beach Week was truly a blast.  We had approximately 100 in attendance.  We also had several visitors that stopped in for some of the sessions as well. Our theme was “Righteous Rebels.”  We challenged the students to rise up as ambassadors of Christ.  We told them as children of God, we are to be righteous and if we are living for Christ, we will be rebels against the world’s view of morality. 

            We had several opportunities to minister on the beach and to be very public in our witness for Christ.  Each day the students were challenged to show the world their faith on the beach through different ministering opportunities.  The last day, they had to do a silent witness exercise and pray with people. 

            The week was very powerful and impacted everyone who attended.  There were 10 students saved and 13 rededications.  We baptized 26 people in the ocean.  Three of them were not with our group.  One fellow named Jeff was homeless and struggling.  He saw our group on the beach doing the baptism.  Jacob ministered to him as he recommitted his life to Christ.  We then baptized him.  Jeff also came to our consecration service that night.  We gave him food and clothes.  God truly ministered to him and showed us how to be practical with our faith from what we learned all week.

            We then went on to Southport, NC and did a concert at Southport Baptist on Saturday night.  God was awesome.  We shared the night with Emmaus Road Quartet and had a moving night of praise and worship.  It showed all of us that no matter the style of worship, God inhabits it all.

            The next morning (Sunday), I did the mime for the Sunday School time.  We had 13 saved and 19 rededications.  The Holy Spirit worked in a big way.  We met some new friends and are looking forward to going back this fall as a part of our “Hide and Seek” Fall Tour on August 17.

            We are now back at home and are working on our Patriotic show which opens this weekend.  We have a lot of work ahead of us this week, but are looking forward to celebrating our Freedom as Americans.  Our prayer is to see you here or somewhere along the road in our travels.  If you want some free tickets to the Patriotic 2010, I know the guy in charge and would be glad to get you some complimentary tickets. 

            Please be in prayer as we still have A.I.M, and two more camps ahead of us for the summer.  Pray for our interns (Chad Sheppard, Derek Cress, Caitlyn Ward, and Nathan Raines) as they continue to grow in their faith.  They are working hard and God is using them in a great way.

            Ya’ll come out and see us…ya hear?

 

Billy Wayne

                   Phil. 1:6  

Last Updated on Monday, 28 June 2010 15:31
 
West Virginia and Ohio PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 06 June 2010 15:39

Hey Friends,

            We are headed back from WV and OH.  We had an awesome time at North Parkersburg Baptist (Parkersburg, WV) and Waterford Church of the Nazarene (Waterford, OH).  The “Slam” youth night on Friday was a great night of celebration with Crimson Refuge.  God poured out his spirit once again and moved in a big way in the hearts of the students.  We were all challenged to be more bold in our walk of faith. We got to see Jared Bryant and Anthony Mossburg.  Anthony interned with me last fall.  God has been doing some great things in his life.

            Jared and Jill were great hosts and spoiled us all.  Jill is a great cook, not to mention being a great mom and wife.  They have two sweet kids (Bella and Jayden).  It was the first time I watched Cinderella and played trucks at the same time. 

            Saturday night, we went to Waterford and reunited with some old acquaintances.  Thanks to the Luthy and Ullman families.  They sure can cook.  It was also great seeing Adam Satterthwait and his family.  He is truly an encourager.  He always finds time to minister to me… It was also good seeing Nancy and Tony Vannoy.  Nancy is on my Board of Directors and has been in my life for nearly 20 years.  Many friends were there this weekend that I haven’t seen in years.  It was good seeing all of you and we look forward to seeing you at The Concert in the Park on July 17.

            We are grateful for God speaking to hearts Saturday night.  Three people gave their lives to Christ and others were challenged to hold to Christ regardless of what they are facing.  “At just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly…”  He proved himself that evening.

The band and the interns did a fantastic job for their first weekend out.  They were nervous and excited. The team consists of:

Accousic Guitar  and Vocals – Jacob Phillips,
Keys and Vocals – Carmen Phillips,
Bass – Tyler McMullins,
Drums – Derek Cress.
Sound/Tech – Lucas Johnson
Merchandise/ Media – Chad Sheppard

 I couldn’t get over how well they did. They have worked extremely hard preparing for two weeks.  As a result, our summer camps are going to have great worship and ministry.  We know that God has great things in store for us as we follow the Lord’s leading over the next few months.  Praise God for providing people with great hearts and a love to see people saved. 

Make sure you get your tickets to our Patriotic Tribute 2010 show coming up in July.  I would love to see you at the LampLight Theatre.  Until then, keep checking the blog and try to catch up with us on the road. 

Love ya’ll,
           
   Billy Wayne

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