Today, April 25th, the Paris/France Glory Ring arrived. Praise God! As I opened the box all the purple, pink and lavender colours caught immediately my attention. At the same time fragrances of love was released; gentle, tender but powerful.....God's love, tangible trough the Glory Ring. I noticed the butterfly key ring.....You also mentioned Esther. About two weeks ago God spoke to me about Hadassah (Esther). And in my spirit I saw butterflies, fluttering happy and joyfully.....There's a Christian here in Holland who named her website "Butterfly Hadassah". I found her website "accidentally". And now you speak about Esther and again a butterfly.....Hmm, just wondering what the Lord wants to tell me.
Thank you again for the beautiful Glory Ring. I really love it. Paris will never be the same.
Be blessed! Amanda ~~~~~~~~~~~
April 26, 2007 04:18 pm
I want to share a testimony, It will bring you much joy...
Something wonderful happened tonight. I just returned from our weekly prayer gathering with the team. We worshiped and moved with the flow of the spirit. I brought the Paris Glory Ring with me. With my eyes closed in prayer I lifted up the Glory Ring before God's throne to ask His favor and blessing for France. For a moment I opened my eyes and saw something on the floor. As I looked closer I recognized the bracelet with the music instruments. The cello and the piano......I didn't even hear the bracelet drop! I wasn't dancing with the ring, I just stood before God's throne and the bracelet came off!
So God releases the anointing over musicians. They will bring forth new songs, new spirit-filled music....Breakthroughs for France and God starts with the outpouring of His anointment over the worshippers. Isn't this great? I am so exited for the trip and the things God will do..... Blessings, Amanda
During a prayer meeting, at the end of 2006, I received a vision from the Lord. In the spirit I saw our prayer team and myself standing underneath the Arc de Triumph in Paris. This Arch of Triumph is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It was built to honour emperor Napoleon for his victories. In the vision we were praying and worshiping the Lord. And He said, “I am your triumph. You have triumphed and you shall triumph over situations”. God’s hand is like an arch of triumph over His sons and daughters.
I shared the vision with the group and we prayed to God, for His Holy spirit to give us wisdom and insight. In my heart I already knew we had to go to Paris.
A few weeks, or maybe a month or so later, God spoke to me about the timing. He said to go in the spring (2007) to Paris. “A new beginning for France,” He added. And so we prepared ourselves for Paris.
One time, after the vision from Paris, an update of the upcoming Glory Rings from the HGRM came in by e-mail. There was also a Paris-France Glory Ring on the list. I noticed that no contact person for the ring was mentioned. Since I had plans to go to Paris in the spring of 2007, I offered Jennifer to be the contact person for the France Glory Ring. I sensed in the spirit that this was God’s direction and intention. Jennifer’s answer was that my name would be put on the list for the Paris-France Glory Ring. Hallelujah!
Holland has historical connections with France. For instance, Napoleon spent some time here, as we have a main road which was built by Napoleon. It is even named after Napoleon. This road connects the town where I live to a small village nearby.
Paris, the capital city of France, is situated on the river Seine. The city was founded towards the end of the third century B.C. by a Celtic tribe, the Parisii. The tribe settled on an island in the river that is the present-day Ile de la Cité, the centre around which Paris developed.
The Celts held their heathen services on this island in the Seine. Later the Romans built their own temple dedicated to Jupiter on the same spot, followed by a basilica and a Romanesque church. And now the famous Notre Dame cathedral, build about 700 years ago, stands on the same place. It is common that cathedrals, churches and other religious buildings are built on the remnants of heathen and idolatrous places, dedicated to their gods. To know about historical facts concerning the birth of Paris, brings a deeper cry to God to break ancient curses and to send forgiveness over the sins of this nation. And God certainly hears the cry of His children. Oh yes, His eyes are upon France.
God didn’t send us to Notre Dame. Other intercessors already prayed there.
In the following months after the vision of Paris, the Holy Spirit revealed specific places in Paris where we had to pray and set free in Yeshua’s name. The glass pyramids in front of the famous art museum Louvre was one of them. There is one large pyramid, which is the entrance to the museum as well, and on each side of the large one, are glass pyramids of smaller size. There is also a glass pyramid pointing downwards that functions as a skylight in an underground mall in front of the museum. These pyramids are much more than architectural art only. The shape and the meaning of it is related to the Egyptian pyramids. Monuments to honour false gods. Interesting to mention is that Vatican City is building a glass pyramid as well, similar to the one in front of Louvre. Vatican Museum is the location. It should be ready in 2010.
I have lived for over forty years in Holland and I never knew that my country has a pyramid as well. It is called the “Pyramid of Austerlitz” and located more or less in the middle of Holland. In 1804 a French marshal named Marmont instructed to build the monument to honour Napoleon after his victorious battle in Austerlitz (Czech Republic). Marmont was inspired by the pyramid of Gizeh in Egypt. In preparation of Paris, God send us to this the pyramid of Austerlitz to pray and to blow the Shofar.
A few weeks before departure to Paris, we as a team went to the pyramid of Austerlitz. As we arrived we saw barbed wire around the monument. The renovation wasn’t finished at that time. Well, what now……we asked ourselves? How do we get to the top of the pyramid? We saw wooden staircases on two sides of the monument, so it was possible to climb to the top.
But the wire was a problem. We didn’t want to trespass. We prayed and asked the Holy Spirit for direction. After the prayer we walked around the pyramid. Suddenly we discovered an opening in the wire, as if someone walked through it. We also noticed footsteps in the sand printed. These footsteps went in the direction of the monument. To us this was a sign that we have the permission of the Lord to enter. What could stop us now?!
We prayed for Yeshua’s blood over the area to cleanse from sin and for His spirit to heal and restore. Debby, Ronald’s wife, received from the Lord to make a hole in the ground and to fill it with anointing oil. We all had to dip our feet in the oil. After this act Ronald and Romana went up the pyramid. I stayed down with Debby to pray. Romana brought a red veil with her, symbolizing Jesus’ blood and oil for the healing and restoration. As she went up she strongly felt that God was as the sky above us, the earth below, we were in Him and He in us. We were ambassadors of heaven and therefore justified to go in Jesus’ name. The 83 steps to the top were very steep. On top of the pyramid was an obelisk. Ronald sounded the Shofar three times in all the four directions while Romana walked around the obelisk dripping oil on the ground. She also anointed the four sides of the obelisk. Then she held up the red veil and prayers were lifted up to heaven. Claiming the pyramid for God, breaking the strongholds and curses in His holy name. God’s power was proclaimed over the whole area. Parts of Proverbs and Psalm 18 was read out loud. …I will love thee, O LORD, My Strength. The LORD is My Rock, and My Fortress, and My Deliverer; My God, My Strength, in whom I will trust; My Buckler, and the Horn of My Salvation, and My High Tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be Praised. So shall I be saved from Mine Enemies…
Then again Ronald blew the Shofar three times in all the four directions and Romana worshiped the Lord with songs. Once down, they walked around the monument for the last time.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures with my camera as Ronald and Romana were at the top of the pyramid. Just before they climbed the steps of the pyramid, the batteries of my digital camera failed. I always have a pair of rechargeable batteries with me, but they too didn’t work. That was strange but fortunately I took some pictures before my camera stopped.
Official research uncovers connecting lines between Austerlitz, Paris, Jerusalem and Gizeh, where the pyramid of Cheops is located. There is more to it than some may think. The setting is strategic and deliberate. But whatever the thought behind it was…..it is broken in Jesus’ name! His blood covers it all.
France Glory Ring 2005 was given to Erin Gagnon. She moved to France April 2006. Jennifer connected me with her. And what a divine connection it is! Erin and I e-mailed a few times. We made an appointment to meet each other at the Arc de Triumph. Date: April 28, 2007. Time: between 2.30 and 3 pm. She asked if some friends of her, prayer warriors as well could come along. “Of course, it would be wonderful,” I answered. We both looked forward to meeting each other.
In the meantime, the Paris, France Glory Ring 2007 arrived at my home. It was on a Wednesday, April 25. The next day I brought the Glory Ring to a weekly prayer meeting with our team. During prayer I lifted the Glory Ring before God’s throne with eyes closed. As I opened my eyes for a moment I saw something on the floor. It was a bracelet with music instruments: piano, cello, violin……It came off from the Glory Ring. I was exited and thrilled. God is moving in France and He starts with the anointing of musicians. This anointing will bring forth new songs, prophetic songs, songs of healing and restoration. Songs and music from heaven…..
I reported it immediately to Jennifer, she placed my testimonies on the website.
That same evening something else took place. André and Sylvia, his wife, brought a Shofar along. God urged them to blow the Shofar too. They never blew on the Shofar before. We prayed and the Holy Spirit directed Debby to anoint the Shofar, which she did in obedience to the Lord. The timing of the new Shofar was just perfect; only two days before our trip to Paris. Now our team has two Shofar blowers! How powerful, glory to God! Jennifer Joy mentioned double portion in this spiritual season.…..well, isn’t this a wonderful confirmation?
PARIS We travelled by coach to Paris. Before we stepped into the coach, we prayed for guidance and protection. In the spirit I saw an army of angels descend from heaven. They were dressed as soldiers. Angelic warriors, with sandals on their feet. The braided cords of the sandals reached their knees. I just smiled at God and thanked Him. Romana saw music in our hearts offered to God. Our journey was to glorify and honour Him with our songs of praise. The Lord also revealed to her the oil in our hands and that angels would show us the way.
We arrived on schedule in Paris. In the past I’ve visited Paris twice, but for some of the team it was the first time. The driver dropped us at a meeting point, then we walked up to the Arc de Triumph. It was a beautiful sunny day; the city was crowded with international tourists.
Arriving at the Arc de Triumph, we discovered that a few hundred others had that terrific idea to visit the Arc as well. My goodness, so many people! How we were able to find Erin amongst them? I didn’t even know what she looked like. God, please God…..we need your help I prayed silently. Romana was directed by the Holy Spirit to anoint our hands, which she did. After the anointing and prayer, we walked around the Arch, while Ronald and André sounded the Shofar. Out of sight of the guards, though. We were pretty sure that if the guards/police spotted them, they will be requested to stop blowing. By the way, all over Paris city were policemen for safety reasons, especially at the touristy places. It reminded me of Israël where the sight of police on the street is just as “common” as daily bread. While walking around the Arc, Romana sung and read out loud psalms 24, 77, 146. All psalms exalts God; the King of Kings entering gates…….
Half an hour passed, it was almost 3 pm., still no Erin. I opened the bag where I had the Glory Ring and passed it on to Romana, she walked holding the Glory Ring while again the Shofar sounded for the second time. As the third time the Shofar sounded, guards came towards us. Friendly but firm they said that it was forbidden to make “noise” since the monument has to be respected. Quite a ridiculous statement because there was so much noise from the cars and other vehicles around the monument that in times we had to raise our voices to understand each other. But of course, we followed their instruction.
And then suddenly a woman walked towards us…..she carried a Glory Ring. Erin! Praise God. She gave us such a warm welcome, we immediately connected in the spirit. She said she was praying because she couldn’t find us either. But then she heard the Shofar. She followed the sound and after seeing Romana standing with the Glory Ring……. this must be the team from Holland.
This is what I love about God. His hand in every situation. Erin walked towards the sound of the Shofar, it’s like following God’s voice. He drew attention using the Shofar, this was so obvious led by the Holy spirit and again, perfect in time…..it was 3 pm.
Erin said she was inspired by the Holy Spirit to dress blue and white , Romana wore red and white, inspired by the Spirit too. Together they matched as the French flag: blue, white, red. On one of the photo’s you can see an enormous French flag hanging in the middle of the Arc.
Ten minutes later, Erin’s Pastor and another member of the church joined us. The church is named Salem Faith Foundation Church. Erin shared with us that she brought oil and salt with her. It was Dutch salt; symbolic to us as a team, spiritual salt from Holland (Matthew 5:13) This was so encouraging. After the first introduction we started with prayer for Paris. Ronald and André had to cross the street (since it was forbidden to sound the Shofar near the Arc). In the spirit we were like watchers of the city gates. We prayed for forgiveness and cleansing from sin. We asked for healing and restoration and declared freedom and victory. The prayers were characterised by compassion, love and fire for the city and the whole nation. The moment that we prayed for cleansing, I saw in the spirit heavenly water gushing through the middle of Arc right into the city centre. It wasn’t like a calm river flowing, but with power as if a dam broke, releasing its waters. Glory to God!
We continued our prayer walk. Our next location was the glass pyramid. On the way we passed Place de la Concorde. One of the major squares in Paris. The centre of the square is occupied by a giant Egyptian obelisk decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II. It once marked the entrance to the Luxor temple. During the French revolution, a guillotine stood at the obelisk current location. The obelisk is one of three “Cleopatra’s” Needles, the other two stands in London and New York.
We prayed at the square. Romana dripped oil, she made a circle around us for protection. The Holy Spirit directed her. In Jesus name we destroyed evil strongholds and broke down influences of the Egyptian gods. The pastor prayed a powerful prayer about taking back area, in the earthly as well as in the spirit realm.
Thy mercy, O LORD is in the heavens and thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 36:5
For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.Psalm 57:10
Romana told me before that besides oil, she also brought flower fragrances on this trip, but she wasn’t sure where and how to use them. The obelisk is flanked by two fountains and I heard the Spirit in my heart whispering: “….in the fountain.” At the same time, the oil and fragrances came to my spiritual eyes. I suggested Romana to pour the fragrances (lavender, rose, and lily of the valley) in one of the fountains, so the oils and fragrances will continue to flow. This prophetic act releases a continuation of God’s anointment and lovely fragrance spiritual and natural (the flow from the fountain). Later Erin followed by pouring out her oil and (Dutch) salt after the pastor prayed for it. It was a special moment in God’s presence.
Ascribe ye strength unto GOD: HIS Excellency is over Israel and HIS strength is in the clouds. Psalm 68:34
Some statues decorating the fountain, illustrate gods and goddesses of the sea. Others are half naked with bunches of grapes in their lap, referring to an exuberant and obscene life with lots of wine (drunkenness). We prayed in the mighty name of Jesus to forgive this nation for a lawless lifestyle. May His blood wash the sin of the city and may His mercy endure. Romana proclaimed God’s almighty name over the water of the fountain.
Our last mission for that day was the glass pyramid in front of the museum Louvre. Standing on the square and facing the monument, we lifted our hearts to King Jesus. The Shofars sounded powerful, breaking strongholds with every blow. Proclaiming the Lord God as our King and Creator. Our prayers were sent of to heaven, carried by the sound of the Shofars.
Prior to our journey to Paris, God told me that He will cause a spiritual earthquake. By His grace, He will also give open portals/open windows in Paris. As we finished our prayers, I was drawn to the sky. I knew that God’s Spirit led me. I saw an opening in the clouds where the rays of the sun shone through. It was such a beautiful sight! Gazing at the sky, God reminded me of His promise to give open portals/windows. The sky above us looked like one.
It was time to say goodbye to Erin and her friends. From the very beginning I sensed in the spirit that the Glory Ring had to stay in France. As I received the Glory Ring I was sure about it. So in Paris, I handed over the Glory Ring to Erin and the pastor as a gift for the Salem Faith Foundation Church from the Lord God, made by Jennifer Joy and brought to Paris by a Dutch intercessors team. It was the 8th Glory Ring and we were with 8 people on that day; our team of five, Erin, the pastor and another friend and member of the church. Fullness of joy indeed! Although connected in the spirit we were complete strangers at first, but we said goodbye as dear old friends, hugging and embracing each other. We only spend a few hours together but the unity and kindred spirits were just amazing. It was a pity that we didn’t have time left for fellowship because of the schedule of the bus driver. Much later I discovered that I accidentally left (or was it led by the Holy Spirit?) my pair of anointing oils that Jennifer sent me. It was in the bag with items belonging to the Glory Ring, which I gave to Erin. So now Paris is enriched with four bottles of anointing oils; my pair and a pair that goes along with the Glory Ring. (Double portion again!)
EIFFEL TOWER The next day we visited the Eiffel tower. Back home Romana received God’s words, “I want you to sing on the Eiffel tower for Me. I love to take you into higher spheres”.
Higher spheres indeed: 324 meters. We went all to the top. Eiffel tower has thousands and thousands visitors each day. At the top it was crowded, tourists off and on. It took a lot of courage and boldness to pray, sing and blow the Shofar in front of all these people. Led by the spirit we worshipped the Lord at the North, South, East, and West side of the tower. The first time Ronald sounded the Shofar at the top, it was as if he was struck by lightning, he said afterwards. He never experienced this before. God’s power and anointing was very strong upon him. “I was shaking and couldn’t stand straight for a while” he said. Chains were broken with every sound of the Shofars. Romana saw also in the spirit flower fragrances coming out of the André’s Shofar as he sounded it. She sensed she had to anoint him with flower fragrances anointing oil, which she did. André was moved and touched by the Holy Spirit. He started to sing and Romana held the white veil up high; we were in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Later she took the red and a white/silver “kings” veil (this is how Romana calls it). She had to drape it around Ronald’s shoulder and whisper God’s words to him, in the same way she saw God doing this to Ronald. God thanked Ronald for surrendering to Him in such a deep intimate way. The Lord uplifted him to a higher spiritual level. Father was very proud of his son, Ronald. We all are uplifted to a higher spiritual level because of our courage, faithfulness, boldness and surrendering. We are a lovely scent to Him, Father said. That’s why Romana had to bring the fragrances along.
At a certain moment, the Spirit directed me to stand between Ronald and André while they sounded the Shofar. Three servants of the Lord in earthly realm; three angels/watchers send from heaven in spiritual realm, God said. God placed three angels at the top of Eiffel tower to watch over the city. Romana confirmed it, she had to stand between Ronald and André earlier too; the Holy Spirit said the same to her, she said. Almost at the same time, I also saw eyes of God all around the top, outward-looking to the city down below. I don’t mean a pair of eyes, but many, many eyes of the Holy One.
Almost at the end of our mission at the Eiffel tower, Romana prayed while holding up the red and “kings” veil for the river Seine as well. She asked Lord Jesus to cleanse the river.
Then we thanked the Lord for His guidance and protection, we were fulfilled and joyful.
We spent about four hours at the Eiffel Tower. Back on the ground again, we headed towards the bus after a quick lunch. As the last passengers took their seats in the bus, the sky over Paris darkened, after several days of sunny warm weather. Exactly at 8 min. to 5 pm. It started to rain. The bus departed at 5 pm. We left Paris while it was raining. It was as if the Lord wanted to say, “I wash away sin, guild, lies and deception. I wash it all away and start anew.”
PROPHETIC VISION FROM PARIS During the bus trip home, God gave me the following vision. It was as if I was watching a movie in the spirit. Quite intense it was.
I saw the three angels/watchers at the top of the Eiffel tower (the 8th Paris-France Glory Ring has a scarf with a print of the Eiffel tower). They held large golden veils in their hands. The golden veils were luminous. The angels danced with it. Suddenly a red veil appeared. I saw how it flutters in the wind. One of the angels dropped the red veil. I remembered Debby saying to Romana as we stood at the top of the Eiffel tower in the afternoon, how she (prophetically) saw the red veil, which Romana held in her hands, floating downwards. And now, in the vision I actually saw it happen. The red veil floating down, enlarging itself. By the time the red veil reached the big square at the foot of the tower, it covered the whole square. Symbolizing the blood of Yeshua. High above, the angels were still dancing and waving with the luminous golden veils. Then, gold dust came off from the veils. Like glittering snow or luminous raindrops it swirled. The red veil at the bottom, caught all the gold and glitter until it was full and heavy. I saw four other angels coming from heaven. They picked the red veil at each side. All four angels carried the red veil way up high in the sky. I saw them flying over Paris. In their flight, the red veil turned upside down and the gold dust was spread all over the city. I watched God’s golden glory whirling down. As it touched the ground, it coloured green. Fresh springtime green. It was as if a giant invisible brush painted Paris city green; the houses…the buildings...cars…streets…squares……
I remembered God’s first words spoken to me about Paris: “Go in spring……I will give a new beginning……..” Then, my spiritual eyes turned to the Eiffel tower again. Angels flying, carrying a garland of twinkling little stars. They decorated spirally the Eiffel tower with it. How lovely…how beautiful.
Something else drew my attention. Pillars of fire at all four wind directions appeared at the horizon. The pillars were so high that they touched the sky. Angles stood on guard over these four pillars of fire. Whenever the flames became weaker and weaker, the angels stirred it up with their breath until the flames reached the sky again. Father God on a heaven’s throne with His sceptre in His hands watched over Paris. I was able to hear angels sing songs for the city. Next, manna descended from heaven. Daily manna, daily living word, daily prophesies. Each time someone prophesies, I saw the words of the prophesy turned into flowers (the Paris Glory Ring has many scarves with flower prints) The fragrance of it filled Paris.
I am writing this vision in chronological order because the sequence is significant.
After the part of the prophesies, a piece of soap, which covered the entire sky, appeared above Paris. I heard the words: “……wash my hands in innocence”. God will set influential people in the government and society straight. The denials shall come to an end.
Then, writings in the sky caught my eyes. These are the prayers, praise and worship of God’s children send up to heaven. God also made clear to me that these writings include the releases and worship of the previous seven France Glory Rings. Our God collected and fulfilled them all. The vision ended.
I close with gratefulness to the Lord for His mercy and grace.
GLORY RINGS FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE! (to date) March 1999 ~ THE HOPE OF GOD! Given to: Joyce Marie Lazier, Saint Helens, OR, USA –May 1999 (at a Women’s Aglow Retreat on the Oregon Coast). Scriptures: John 15 and Psalm 150. Handmade by Betty Leach and Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
May 2000 ~ REDEEMING HIS TIME! ~ Sent to: Catherine Hunger, Perrysburg, OH, USA – June 2000. Scripture: Ephesians 5:16. Handmade by Betty Leach and Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
April 2001 ~ HIS VICTORIOUS LAUREL WREATH! ~ Sent to: Susan Wiser, Old Hickory TN, USA (Susan gave it to a friend traveling to France) Given to: Pastor Larry R. Kalagainen, The American Church in Paris, Quai D Orsay, Paris – May 2001. Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15; 1 John; Philippians 4; Psalm 21; Revelation 3; James 1, 2; Timothy 4. Handmade by Betty Leach and Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
April 2003 ~ THE FRAGRANCE OF HIS FIRE! ~ Given to: Kim Maas, Moorpark, CA, USA – May 2003. Given to: Marc and Annmarie Le Brun, mission CLN, Cergy-Pontoise, Cedex, France – September 2003. Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, 3:17-18; Songs of Songs 2:1, 4:11; Revelation 1, 21, 22; Ephesians 5:1-2; Isaiah 4; Hebrews 1:7; Isaiah 4, 42, 43. Handmade by Betty Leach and Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
August 2004 ~ RELEASING HIS GLORY!Given to: Lynda Peterson, Cove, OR, USA Given to: Robin Jeanne Parks, Lady LaFayette, San Diego, CA, USA. Given to: Pasteur Sylvia Epifanic, Eglise Eau Vive, Place Haute, Boulogne-Billancourt, France – November 2004 Scriptures: Exodus 24:17, 33:18; Leviticus 9:6; Numbers 14:10, 14:21; Deuteronomy 5:24; Revelation 5, 21; John 10:10; 2 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 4:13, 5:4; Luke 21:27. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
August 2005 ~ RELEASING HIS DIVINE GLORY AND POWER! Given to: Lynda Peterson, Cove, OR, USA. Given to: Erin Gagnon - La Prade, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (who is moving to France in April 2006) - December 2005. Scriptures: Exodus 24:17, 33:18; Leviticus 9:6; Numbers 14:10, 14:21; Deuteronomy 5:24; Revelation 5, 21; John 10:10; 2 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 4:13, 5:4; Luke 21:27. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
January 2006 ~ HIS VICTORIOUS, REDEMPTIVE POWER AND GLORIOUS FRAGRANCE OF HOPE! Given to: Robin Paisley, Lakewood, CA, USA. Scriptures: John 15; 1 John; Ephesians 5:16; Revelation 5, 21, 22; John 16, 17; Isaiah 43; John 10:10; Philippians 4; Hebrews 11. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.