A Band who Brings Hope: Carrollton

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One of our Favorite bands is Carrollton. Their new album will be coming out soon and I am so excited about it. I love this new single called “Shelter”

Just a few of the lyrics:

In the valley of the shadow where my plans turn to dust. When I am walking through the unknown in the waiting I will trust. When the sky falls, when the flood comes, let the rushing water rise. When my soul is warn and weary and I have no place to hind, I KNOW YOU WON’T LET ME GO. Fortress for my soul, my Helper, You are my Shelter. You are my HOPE, My Anchor in the storm….

This song sure brings hope to the listener. I can’t wait to be there live at one of their concerts and sing this with the rest of the body of Christ. We have been at many of Carrollton’s concerts and they truly are anointed to bring people into the presence of God. The time of worship is amazing when you feel & see the whole audience raising their hands in total surrender to what God is doing in that very moment. Lives are being changed from the inside out!

“Despair but hope, doubt but faith. Life gives us unbelievable joys and deep sorrows, yet God keeps on.The band Carrollton, tells this truth through honest, open-handed songs born of questions, wonders and struggle.”(Taken from Their website)

“The message of what we’re doing is that we believe God is with us in the good and the bad, and often in the mundane in-between” Justin says. “We’re trying to share that with people. We just want to put our hearts out there and see hope rise up.”

Buy this single: Click Here   The album comes out Oct. 6th, make plans to buy it, you won’t be sorry.

 

 

 

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Faith Like Potatoes – The Angus Buchan Story

Angus Buchan is a farmer in Africa. God got a hold of him in 1979 and ever since then he has had such passion for the word of God. His vision includes:

1 The Great Commission – Mark 16:15

2 Caring for Orphans and Widows – James 1:27

3 Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry – Matthew 28:20.

Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
(Hebrews 11:1)

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Beth-Hatlaim orphanage – Click Here

Halalisani Farm School

Mighty Men Conferences – Click Here

The Paxton House – History Comes Alive

The Paxton House was built between 1828 and 1831 by Elisha Paxton.

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Taped at the Paxton House in Rockbridge County VA May 2016…

Taped at The Paxton House in Virginia May 2015

This is a video taken at the Original Paxton House 6 miles from Lexington, VA.
Built by Elisha Paxton, General Paxtons Father, around 1832.
We were the first to tour it upon its Opening for the May 2013 Open House.
Len and Angie Paxton Productions

Charles Billingsley’s New Album with a Mission

Charles Billingsley has a heart for people. His Music Ministry brings people into the presence of God. Now he is taking that anointing and using it for God’s Glory. What a great way to celabrate Christmas, make a donate to receive his new album.

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My heart breaks for refugees suffering in the Middle East. We must stop merely talking about our Christianity and follow Christ’s command to help those in need.                                        — Charles Billingsley

For a suggested donation of $35 or more, choose a CD or vinyl album, and a refugee will receive supplies for an entire month plus a storybook Bible!

Your donation will provide food, blankets, and other lifesaving supplies for refugee children and families far from home this Christmas.

To Pre-order yours today: Click Here

Here is a special video from Charles:

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Here is one of my favorite songs:

 

Check out this awesome interview with Charles Billingsley about his ministry & his new Christmas CD. #ChristmasForARefugee

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The Summit International School of Ministry

We had the opportunity to visit The Summit International School of Ministry near Harrisburg, PA

From the time we walked on the property until the time we left we felt that this truly is a different place.

The Summit is a bible school of Time Square Church in New York. Founded in 1994 through the ministry of David Wilkerson, we are located in Grantville, Pennsylvania on a beautiful 100-acre campus is situated near the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

They define their ministry as, “Living for the benefit of others”. We observed this first hand. We saw the students and the staff serving the meals, doing the dishes, washing windows and what ever was needed to make sure all the guest that visited were comfortable and well taken care of.

Many students gave us their testimony of how their lives have been changed by their time at the school. The students unplug all their electronic devises in order to hear The voice of God in a personal way. The students are involved in community outreaches, student led clubs, and so much more.

The Summit has a two year program and a post-graduate internship program. The Summit has articulation agreements with various Bible Schools and universities which accept their units toward the completion of a 4-year college degree. Their partnership with churches and para-churches offer a great opportunity for internship all over the world and may even led to a full time position.

For those who want to make a difference in the world this school will give you what you need to live your life, “for the benefit of others”.

It’s more than a bible school, it’s a place for transformation.

Check out their website: Click Here

 

 

A Camp with Kingdom Impact -Thomas Road Outpost

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This October we were blessed with a tour of the Thomas Road Outpost Camp. This was very excited because we live in Northern Michigan and the Camp is in Lynchburg, VA and we have been giving to this project.

Before I tell you about the camp, I want to share about my camping experience. I don’t remember how old I was, but I was old enough that it made an impact on my life. But this impact was not a Kingdom impact. I was so excited to be going on this camping trip with my friends. I had some really close friends that we did everything together and this was going to be the best time, so I thought. We were going to go canoe on the Au Sable River in Michigan.

To keep this story short I will just hit the highlights. I had a leader who didn’t look out for us, instead he brought drugs to give us. Not really understanding the impact this was going to have on me, wanting to be a part of the gang, I participated. Little did I know he also had other intentions. This was horrifying and even as I write this I can’t even think of the details, even though I have been set free from my past, I have no use in giving those events another look except to use it as a stepping stone to tell you that experience was no “Kingdom Impact”. There are many children who need to be rescued from the chance of having that same experience.

That is one reason I am passionate about this camp. My husband is the other. He had a vision many years ago about a place like Thomas Road Outpost Camp. One that would give so many a great outdoor experience and reach them for the Gospel. When we visited the camp in October we took a four wheeler to the top of the mountain. Along the way we saw the cabins that are being built, the zip line area, the place they will be having outdoor survival activities, and so much more.

Thomas Road Baptist Church has been involved in camping programs for over fifty years. In March 2014 they were given 500-acre parcel of land in the midst of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Peaks of Otter Region. It was donated to be repurposed as a youth camp with the emphasis of reaching at-rist youth from Virginia and the surrounding areas.  They also will be having Marriage seminars and other events.

Their focus is to reach thousand of children each year through Christ-centered camping experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This is a place that children can leave the pressures and distractions of modern life behind and just be kids. They will experience camp life, have fun, but will be given hope and love. TRO encourages campers toward a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Each year they receive thousands of requests from the area but are unable to house them due to the limited space. They have the potential to reach so many with The Gospel of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to them. So that is why I am writing this post. I am reaching out to whoever reads this to please consider giving to this worth while project. Help TRO make that “Kingdom Impact” to as many as possible. You can help change a life.

Check out their website: Click Here

 

 

HELP US HELP THE CHILDREN

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Click Link: https://worldorphans.kindful.com/campaign/acts-2618

PLEASE HELP the children….

Here is our World Orphans page… Please consider sowing into our efforts for this great ministry,.. Len is doing a 5 mile walk in July as well as a literature walk to hand out info and increase awareness.. We believe in giving these kids a chance in life and discipling them in Christ…. Check it out.. No amount is too little or large. 100% of all funds go directly to WO.

Rend Collective -A Wake Up Call

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Rend our hearts before God. When attending a Rend Collective concert, this is what came to mind. A Wake Up Call to America. It is time we examine ourselves to see if we are in the Faith. We have been a blessed country & we take for granted what freedom we have. Freedom to Worship our God with our whole hearts. Freedom to Worship in the market place, our jobs, our homes, & so many more places. But that is not the case with other countries. We must learn from what has happened to other countries who had this freedom, but now must Worship in secret. Our Country is slowly taking our freedoms away.

We are as the church in Revelations:  Rev. 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…

Let’s arise and win this nation back. Let’s rend our hearts. Pray for Revival!

Joel 2:12-13 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Worship is a lifestyle. Live it out today…

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Taken from Their Website:

Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the hare-brained and wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, to the safety-defying audacity of shooting a music video on a fully-operational fishing boat in the turbulent Irish Sea, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected.

Fittingly, the genre-blurring artists have an unusual backstory. Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.”

They gathered at Rend, a ministry for spiritually hungry young adults, desperately seeking an authentic, raw and real expression of church, which was informally pastored by bandleader, Gareth Gilkeson. This honest and genuine movement of prayer and missions was accompanied by the birth of a new breed of worship songs that became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, “Organic Family Hymnal.”

Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Following the 2012 release of artisanal alt-pop project, “Homemade Worship by Handmade People,” the band has gone from strength to strength. Their endearingly raucous live show has brought out thousands of fans to sold out tours on bothsides of the Atlantic, and they have shared stages with some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tenth Avenue North. Foot-stomping revival hymn, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” proved to be a mold-breaking hit at Christian radio and, with views numbering in the millions, the accompanying concept music video was honored with a Dove nomination.

Refreshingly, the international spotlight has little altered the heart of the Irish worshippers.

“We wanted to push boundaries because our God is not safe or small: He has a wild imagination.” Rend Collective

Check out their Website: Click Here

 

Charles Billingsley -The many faces of Worship

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Angie and I really enjoyed a very special concert at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg VA that marked the release of Charles Billingsleys new recording “Right Here”..  More than entertainment, more than a show, more than a mere concert; this night was a worship experience that crossed all generational lines and drew believers into the very presence of Jesus..  We work with alot of artists in alot of venues and I can honestly say that I have rarely sensed the moving of the Holy Spirit as strong and powerful as we did on March 6th at this event.. You can really tell that the team there are people of prayer. God showed up!!
Watching Charles live is a blessing in itself. His vocal range is truly amazing and the connection with the audience is most powerful… If there is one thing I can say about brother Charles it is that he has a real gift and passion to lead people into the presence of God and my wife and I both said after the concert; we really did not see Charles Billingsley or TRBC as wonderful as they are, We Saw Jesus! We felt His presence among us and caught a small glimpse of what the Glory of Worship in heaven must be like..
So, to sum it all up… If you buy one worship CD this year then “Right Here” must be it…. And…. if you ever get the chance to see Charles in Concert, you won’t be sorry… This is truly music that ministers!!

By Len & Angie Paxton

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Check out His Web Site: Click Here

Download his app Words on Worship: Click Here

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Pre-Released review of Charles Billingsley new album

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Listening to a pre-released download of Charles Billingsley’s new album, “Right Here”. All I can say is “OH YA”!!!!

The reviews are in:

“You nailed it” 

“Powerful Anointing” 

“Just finished listening to the CD. It is so much more than I expected!!! There is not a single track that I do not like. So anointed!”

“A beautiful Spirit filled CD. ”

“Holy Spirit all over it”

“Every song is amazing, I’m spreading the word like crazy, Charles does it again.”

Bringing the generations together for one powerful crescendo of worship. In this album you can see how Charles Billingsley gives God all the glory. He truly takes to heart, “Not I But Christ”

Moving forward into an end time revival of Worship, honoring our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. The songs on this recording are focused and concentrated on the awesomeness of God, the vastness of His goodness & power and the depth of His love.

The Holy Spirit will use this to change countless lives.

Charles has so much passion for bringing the body of Christ into full unadulterated worship. It shines through this recording. It powerfully exalts and sets our worship on the greatness of our God expressed through the Cross & The Blood of Jesus Christ. We have hope for the future because of the mercy, goodness, & kindness of the Lord. 

If you are to buy one album this year this is the worship experience your looking for. Head on over to www.charlesbillingsley.com to check out his new website!!! You can preorder the new album there as well (and encourage your friends to do so!)

By Len & Angie Paxton

Listen to the interview with Charles Billingsley & Pastor Len Paxton: Click Here

“Each time I set out to create a new project it begins with prayer. I ask the Lord to give me wisdom to write songs, choose the best songs, find the perfect producers, and sing well. It’s a lengthy process that can take several months, but when I finally receive that finished master, it’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. Then…the work really begins. Now that the project is complete, it is my job to communicate the truth of these songs to you, the listener.” – Charles Billingsley

Make plans to Join us at the free concert:

Click here for more information

Below a video of “The Blood of Jesus”