103 ~ Colville, Washington
August 18-25, 2016
Jennifer Lynn Joy © 2016
This is the first of four Journal of Joys that tell the story of the Worship Flag Project 2016. I had no idea where the Holy Spirit was taking this. We just made one flag at a time until the project was completed.
08.18.2016 – Thursday – The Holy Spirit is directing my path north
again. Leaving at about 8:00 AM, I arrived in North Spokane, Washington about
1:30 PM, where I met Dixie and Ron for lunch at Tomato Street Restaurant. What
a complete joy to meet with dear friends along a journey. Following a most
enjoyable lunch, I finished the last leg of the journey, arriving in North
Colville, Washington at about 5:00 PM. The journey was notably easy without
road construction or delays. It is a familiar road to the home of a friend.
grandson and his friend, Sam from Portugal are also staying with her. A
grandmother’s joy is to have grandsons for a season.
During the hours of
driving I reflect upon this day, my sister Susan’s birthday. She moved to heaven
in 1997, still she is remembered every day, especially this day.
08.19.2016 – Friday – We were given a couple of days, so we began
making worship flags from remnant pieces of fabric donated to HGRM. It is my
first time to make flags. I cut and measured fabric, ironed seams, and added
adornments. While Constance sewed seams. It was seamless teamwork and we
finished 16 flags today. For me, each flag was an expression of the remnant of
the Body of Christ coming together for the GLORY of YESHUA!
Genesis 45:7, NASB,“God
sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you
alive by a great deliverance.”
08.20.2016 – Saturday
– Following Constance’s appointment this morning, we continued to work on
making more flags. And it is work. Yet another 10 flags are completed and I
sense the LORD’s pleasure in our labor.
08.21.2016 – Sunday – This morning we attended NEW Beginnings Church in Kettle
Falls, where I was invited to minister. The LORD clearly asked me to preach
without my Bible, a PowerPoint presentation, or notes. The FATHER’s presence
and peace were about me. HE is faithful in all things true. Following the service, a group of us gathered
at a local restaurant before departing our ways. It was a joyous time of prayer,
fellowship, encouragement and hope.
Constance and I
returned to our labor of love, making Worship Flags for the rest of the day
with the exception, of a brief reprieve to Douglas Waterfalls. The beauty of
GOD is all around us, all that we need to do is open our eyes and see HIS
Today is my granddaughter,
Sarah Joy’s 14th birthday. My heart is wrapped around her in love. It
has been over two years since I have seen her and I miss her so much.
–In the morning, while I was measuring and cutting, Constance went into town for an appointment. As most of the remnant pieces of fabric that I brought for flags were
sewn, Constance added more remnants from her storage unit. We continued to work
on the flags throughout the day.
In the evening, there
was an opportunity for prayer and ministry to the grandsons. What a sweet
privilege to pray for a true friend’s grandsons.
08.23.2016 – Tuesday – As the Remnant Worship Flag Project was
moving along so beautifully, I decided to stay a couple extra days to see the
fullness of what the LORD was accomplishing. It is one of those projects when
two is truly easier than one. We have completed over 70 flags, more than either
one of us could have imagined possible.
08.24.2016 – Wednesday - We are finishing the flags today: 92 different colorful expressions of our FATHER’s GLORY and WORD and SOUND
and SONG! It is true, we did work 10-12
hour days. And yes, many mornings I awoke to the sound of Constance’s 40-year
old sewing machine. And, yes, a Serger would have made it quicker but we just
used what we had on hand. Constance donated yards of fabric and trim, not to
mention countless hours at the sewing machine.
08.25.2016– Thursday – I arose at 2:00 AM to pray and
was on the road by 6:00 AM and by 3:30 PM was pulling into the garage. Grateful
to be home.
It is rare to find
those in the Body of Christ that are willing to give their time, talent, home,
energy, gifts, offerings, and servanthood…and Constance is one of the rare
Yours for YESHUA, OUR GREAT KING!
Jennifer Lynn Joy, Minister
©JENNIFER LYNN EASTON JOY