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New Post

Yes I know, very creative blog title.  Well it has been a while since we posted anything so I feel “New Post” should be fitting for a title.  We have some cool stuff coming up to let you know about.  I also wanted to post some pics from a recent delivery of equipment to Central America.

We are excited to be a part of 2011 Inspire Worship Conference. This year we are getting an opportunity to be interviewed on stage and let everyone know about WAKETHESILENCE and why we are so passionate about it.

Another cool thing to let you know about.  Back in January we received a very generous donation from a group of high school students!  They spontaneously collected money and tossed it in a guitar case.  Over $500.00!! Praise the Lord!!  We have already used some of this money to purchase guitar cases for instruments we had so we can get those safely shipped to the mission field.

Please keep us in your prayers.  Pray for our Inspire Worship Conference opportunity.  Enjoy the pics below.

Speaking on a NEW Sound System!

more photos from East Asia

We had a great night tonight at the Global Impact Celebration at Biltmore Baptist Church.  It is a great week where Biltmore celebrates missionaries and the work they are doing.  Missionaries from all over the world come into Asheville North Carolina.  We feel so privileged to celebrate the work God is doing through WAKETHESILENCE along with all the people present for Global Impact.  I’ve included in this post some more pictures of people in East Asia using some instruments we sent to them via Crossroads Worldwide. Enjoy the photos and please keep us in your prayers.

Updates from Central America & East Asia

We first apologize for not updating you with information in quite sometime.  We have some photos we want you to check out from some recent work WAKETHESILENCE has been able to be a part of.  The first set of pictures is from East Asia where we were able to team up with Crossroads Worldwide to get some guitars over there.

The next set of pictures are from Central America where we were so blessed to send box loads of percussion instruments.  The instruments were delivered safely with a team from Biltmore Baptist Church.  It is such a blessing to see the smiling faces on these children.

When we were at Inspire Worship Conference this year we met a wonderful women who donated financially to us specifically for children in Central America.  The pictures below are because a person at a worship conference was obedient to what God laid on their heart.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers.  We will try to do a better job keeping you in the loop of what God is doing in and through WAKETHESILENCE.  We also recently send a guitar to Africa, stay tuned for photos.

Brenton Brown

We received a comment on our website from Worship Leader Brenton Brown.  He was so gracious to let us know about how his WAKETHESILENCE shirt is his favorite T-shirt!  Brenton is such a gifted song writer and Worship Leader,  Thank you Brenton Brown. Below are some pictures.

Inspire 2010

We were so blessed to be at Inspire 2010! We met so many wonderful people who have a heart for what God is doing through WAKETHESILENCE. The music was incredible this year! As always Carl Cartee showed his giftedness as a worship leader.  Also, Laura Story was there, as well as Brenton Brown and many others. It was so encouraging to hear these wonderful people lead worship and inspire others to become better worship leaders. We always love making contacts with new people as well as seeing familiar faces who, like us, are returning to Inspire Worship Conference for another year of inspiration. Thank you to all that supported us through prayer, donations, and through buying the most comfortable shirts in the world. We ask you to continue praying for us as we carry out what God has led us to do. Enjoy some pictures from this weekend…yes…of course I’m throwing in some pics of our sweet baby as she laid out on the grass during some down time. Stay tuned to our site to stay up to date with all that is going on. We love you all.

WAKETHESILENCE India

We donated a guitar to Crossroads Ministries, and we received this letter the other day!

Dear Jonathan,

My husband and I are serving in northern India, working closely with a school and hospital in the foothills of the Himalayas. Just before we left the US in 2008, I attended Carl Cartee’s first worship conference in Gatlinburg, TN, called ‘Inspire.’ It was there that our church worship team first heard about what you do at Wake the Silence.

My good friend Justin Brock (with Crossroads Ministries) contacted you recently to request that you consider donating a guitar that we could use with our church youth group and at the school. We are overflowing with young men that are growing both in their guitar skills and in their relationships with Christ. Your organization graciously sent that guitar, and I want you to know that it is being used often to worship the Lord in this place.

Today was the first time we had the opportunity to plug it into an amp. Our church just experienced their first youth-led meeting here this morning. It was beautiful, and we really appreciated having such a great instrument to use.

Thank you so very much for what you’re doing around the world, and for allowing us to be blessed through your ministry.

Joyfully,
Charlene Campbell

Nepal Trip!

Jaymashi (Christian greeting in Nepal)! We want to thank all of you for helping through monetary support and prayer, as we traveled to Nepal in March. Padam and Prabina, Nepali missionaries and our good friends, have had several needs met through the ministry of WAKETHESILENCE. Around a year and a half ago, they contacted us with a need for a portable sound system and an electric/acoustic guitar. They were able to use this sound system, the guitar, and other instruments to attract villagers in far west Nepal so they could share the gospel. Padam is a very talented musician and he has a group of musicians that travel with him…they have even been able to make a CD! Their CD is very popular, and it has been a great tool to spread the love of Christ.

When Padam and Prabina contacted us again about some more needs, we jumped on the chance! They asked for recorders and songbooks for the children. Prabina would teach them how to play, then eventually ‘graduate’ them to the flute! They also needed more guitar strings to get them through for a while. This time, we wanted to take what they needed directly to them! Recorders and guitar strings were donated, money was given for the Vegge Tale Songbooks, and we surprised Prabina with a flute someone had given us. What joy it brought us to encourage Padam and Prabina, assist them with their ministry, and bring them items that they needed. We could not have done it without YOU!


Here is Bhuwan playing the flute. He plays the native flute, but not the American version, so it will take some teaching on Prabina’s part. Bhuwan was once a Hindu, then gave his life to the Lord, and he now works with Padam and Prabina.

One day in Nepal, Prabina took us to their land
where they will be building a training center.
Directly above this land is an open area with
360 degree views, where you can see so many
of the villages that have never heard the gospel.

It is Padam and Prabina’s vision to share Jesus with every single village in Far West Nepal. While we were there, Jonathan grabbed a guitar and led us in songs and prayer. It was an incredible moment.

Jonathan was also able to sing, Open the Eyes of My Heart, in a small church in Nepal. About 30 people were sitting on the floor worshipping the Lord in a 12X12 room. Just to hear them singing holy, holy, holy was beautiful…they may not have known what they were singing, but that did not matter!

Eighty percent of Nepalese are Hindu, and twenty percent are Buddhist. Both religions have millions of gods, and the Nepali people worship these gods out of fear. Out of all of these gods, there is not one god of love. How said would it
be to never feel loved? What an awesome message we have for the Nepali people. The one true God loves them,, and He loves them so much He died for them! What an incredible God we serve, and one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord!

We wanted to share with you some pictures of the children and people of Nepal…enjoy looking at these precious faces…

What is Happening Now??

WAKETHESILENCE AFRICA

Right now, we are working on a request from a ministry in Africa called, Gospel for Africa. Here is some information about this ministry:

Chris and Noelle Jones received God’s call to begin Gospel For Africa in 2002. Noelle was born in Côte d’Ivoire and came to the U.S. in 1991. Pastor Chris was serving in the local church when they met. They were married and soon were receiving invitations to minister the Word of God in Africa. After seeing the need there for sound biblical teaching and discipleship, God began preparing them to lead the ministry of Gospel For Africa.

Jesus Christ is the hope for Africa.
In Matthew 28 our Lord commands us to go and make disciples of all nations. Many in Africa have answered the call to serve the Lord and His people. These servants of God need help from those of us who have been blessed with much. The greatest need is sound biblical training in an atmosphere where they can see the Word of God applied to daily life. Gospel For Africa will supply free bible training and materials to every student we teach.

They are in need of an electric/acoustic guitar, bass guitar, guitar amplifier, mics and mic stands. If you know anyone who would like to donate any of these items or help purchase good equipment, please contact us and mention WAKETHESILENCE Africa.

WAKETHESILENCE NEPAL

Padam and Prabina need an upgraded portable sound system for their traveling music ministry. They would like to buy and amplifier, speakers, monitor, mic stands, speaker stands, headphone for their sound guys, and the appropriate wires. Padam wants to purchase these items in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, because the cost is much less. So, we will be sending money to them once we have enough raised. The total cost if you would like to help with WAKETHESILENCE Nepal is $850.00.

WAKETHESILENCE UNITED STATES

Last year we were able to help Experiencing God Through Missions with one of their church plants in Wyoming. WAKETHESILENCE provided a portable Fender sound system for the church so they could have music and amplification for their sermons. Experiencing God Through Missions needs two more portable sound systems for two more church plants that they are assisting with here in the United States.

We desperately need your prayers for WAKETHESILENCE . Please pray that we can meet every legitimate need that comes to us. Pray that we have discernment and wisdom as we continue to grow as a ministry. Thank you for all you are doing for WAKETHESILENCE Ministries.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact us through our website, http://www.wakethesilence.com/. We look so forward to hearing from you!

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God bless,
Jonathan and Tara
WAKETHESILENCE Ministries

WAKETHESILENCE Southeast Asia

Hello everyone! Jonathan and I are now back from an amazing mission trip to Southeast Asia to take recorders, guitar strings, and a flute to our friends and missionaries there, Padam and Prabina. We will have pictures of the trip posted soon, so please check back! Right now, I wanted to share with you some pictures that Padam and Prabina gave us showing how they have been using the guitar and sound system we gave them last year! Enjoy…


These three guys are all amazing musicians, and they created a Christian cd! They go around to villages that have never heard the gospel and draw a crowd by playing music. Here they are using the portable Fender sound system that we gave them and the ovation guitar! So exciting to see these items being used for God’s glory!

Padam using the sound system at the Discipleship Training Graduation

A Christmas celebration in one of the villages of Southeast Asia!

Instruments and Sound Equipment Needed in Africa

Hello WAKETHESILENCE supporters and friends! I hope you are enjoying 2009 so far! I wanted everyone to know about some needs that have been presented to us recently in case you can help in anyway. Gospel for Africa contacted us a few weeks ago to let us know about their ministry and their needs for their church, Calvary Chapel Abidjan-Cocody. First of all, here is some information about their ministry….

How The Ministry Began.

Chris and Noelle Jones received God’s call to begin Gospel For Africa in 2002. Noelle was born in Côte d’Ivoire and came to the U.S. in 1991. Pastor Chris was serving in the local church when they met. They were married and soon were receiving invitations to minister the Word of God in Africa. After seeing the need there for sound biblical teaching and discipleship, God began preparing them to lead the ministry of Gospel For Africa.

Jesus Christ is the hope for Africa.
In Matthew 28 our Lord commands us to go and make disciples of all nations. Many in Africa have answered the call to serve the Lord and His people. These servants of God need help from those of us who have been blessed with much. The greatest need is sound biblical training in an atmosphere where they can see the Word of God applied to daily life. Gospel For Africa will supply free bible training and materials to every student we teach.

So there is a little information about Gospel for Africa. They have been praying for a worship leader to come to their church, and the Lord provided for them! Now they are in need of a guitar, bass guitar, guitar amplifier and mics. We would love, love, love to help Chris find these items, and we are positive that God will provide! If you know of anyone that has any of these items laying around or if someone would like to provide financially for these items, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your prayers and support of WAKETHESILENCE Ministries!

God bless,
Tara

Another Guitar to Honduras!

About a month ago, we sent another guitar over to Honduras with Ron and Susan with International Christian Hospice. They had come to us with a need for a guitar for a Pastor there. As you can see from our previous blog, we had already had the opportunity to help another pastor in Honduras, so this was a double blessing! Yesterday, we received a letter from Pastor Wilmer Moreno, and we just have to share it with you!

Brother Jonathan, We bless the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for your life. Thank you very much for the beautiful, brand new electro-acoustic guitar that you have sent to me. I am already using it to ministry the presence of the Lord at nights or early in the mornings. The Lord really surprised me and my wife with this treasure since he knows it was one of my hearts desires. I am not a psalmist, but a worshiper and for several years I sang and preached while I was beginning to preach the gospel and working as a pastor in the church where the Lord has me working in. Thanks again and may the abundance from heaven to bless you. Surely we will meet each other in heaven one day. Hugs and blessings to you and yours, 3 John 2 for you adn also for WAKETHESILENCE.
Love in Jesus,
Pastor Wilmer Moreno
Iglesia De Dios Pentecostes De America, Gosen

Isn’t that awesome! God is so good, and we just love to see Him work around the world! Ron and Susan made videos of Pastor Wilmer playing and saying thank you to WAKETHESILENCE Ministries. Now these brought tears to our eyes!

Click on the links below…
Pastor Wilmer Playing the Guitar

Thank you from Pastor Wilmer

Another Thank You!

And here are pictures…

Pastor Wilmer receiving his guitar…

Ron and Pastor Wilmer