The Justice Gate – Birmingham – Sept 15th -11am to 11pm

Redigging the Wells 11:00am to 11:00pm Railroad Park in Birmingham Alabama.

At 2:30pm RainSong will be leading worship for the Restoring Honor to the Native Americans portion of this event along with Sacred Thunder Drum. Also prayer leader Rita Bear Gray.

PROCESSION SCHEDULE
(For those marching to Railroad Park from the place of the 1963 Klan bombing.)
10:00 – Worship begins at the Kelly Ingram Park Bandshell – Kelly Mitchell Worship Team
11:00 – The Procession Vision – Paul Hughes
11:15 – Moving into position – Banners, drummers, dancers, marchers, horses
11:30 – Procession begins
Noon – Procession arrives at Railroad Park
RAILROAD PARK SCHEDULE
10 TO 12:30 – BUBBLING TO BOILING
10:00 – Jonathan Newman Worship Team
11:00 – Laura Hackett Worship Team
Noon – Procession arrives, dancers, 49 shofars blown
12:15 – Opening Prayer and Introduction – RDW Leaders
12:30 – THE LOVE OF JESUS – THE LOVE THAT FORGIVES
12:30 – Remembering September 15, 1963 – Demetrics Roscoe, Bernardine Layton
1:15 – Call to the Cross of Jesus – Jim Lowe
1:30 – Corporate Confession – Thomas Wilder
1:45 – Father’s Blessing – Calvin Woods/Negiel Bigpond/Jack Downey2:00 – Offering and Choir w/Daniel Cason
2:15 to 7– THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM- CONTENDING FOR JUSTICE
2:15 – Preparing the Battle field – Paul Hughes
2:30 – Restoring Honor to the Native American – RainSong-Sacred Thunder Drum-Rita Bear Gray
3:30 – Contending for the African-American Destiny – Will Ford
4:30 – Ending the Genocide of Abortion – Jim Pinto
5:30 – Turning the Tide of Sexual Rebellion – Paul Hughes
6:00 – Contending for Spiritual Awakening in Alabama – Kyle Searcy
7 to 11 – RELEASING JUBILEE TO A NEW GENERATION
7:00 – Building a 24/7 Furnace of Corporate Prayer and Worship
7:45 – Caleb Hughes Worship Team
8:15 – Excellence of Jesus – Allen Hood
9:00 – Prayers for Spiritual Awakening in a New Generation – Chosen
9:30 – Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem
9:45 – Declarations over Birmingham, Alabama, and America – Paul Hughes/Kyle Searcy/Doug Stringer
10:00 – Laura Hackett Worship Team w/ Chosen and Blessed Hands
11:00 – Jubilee -50 Shofars blown. A New Birmingham begins!

RainSong: Upcoming Events 2012

It has been an eventful summer and things are finally slowing down a little for us. We are taking this time to catch up on some needed work and focus on upcoming projects.

Terry is in the midst of the design process for the packaging of a New DVD Music Video–to be released later this year. We will soon reveal more information on this exciting project that has been in the works for almost 4 years!

Friday August 10th Terry will be attending a training seminar for educators being offered by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe a the Zibiwing Center. The seminar trains educators with the tools and information needed to present to the public information regarding the Residential Indian Boarding Schools and their impact upon Native Americans today.

Here are some of the soon to come events for RainSong…

4700 East Beltline Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Sunday August 19th during the morning 10:00am service at Vineyard North Church RainSong will be sharing our music and storytelling and Terry will be bringing the message. We are looking forward to re-connecting with our long time friends there. In 2003 the Vineyard hosted a significant 2 day conference, Living in Color, led by Terry and Darlene, that introduced the church community to Native Speakers and the history of the local Native Americans. Years ago Terry was one of the staff pastors for this church.

Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing MI

Saturday August 25th, Lansing Bless Fest, about 3:30pm. RainSong will be providing an hour of music and storytelling about 3:30pm at this Music Festival. From the Bless Fest Website: This Festival will be held at Adado Riverfront Park on August 24th and 25th! EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!! Live music, food, clothing, prayer, kids play area, mother and baby tent and much more! We would love to see you in August at our 7th annual Lansing Bless Fest!!!! For more details please visit us at the link provided.

RainSong will be sharing our Music and Message at this Historic event along with Sacred Thunder Drum

Saturday,September 15th Noon till Midnight. Don’t miss this historic  12 hour gathering at Legion Field in Birmingham Alabama. RainSong has been asked to help lead a 1 hour segment for the Native Americans. along with our friends on the Sacred Thunder Drum from Florida. This is a movement for releasing justice in Jesus name to a new generation. Regional spiritual transformation involves healing generational wounds and renewing generational covenants to move cultures forward with biblical Kingdom values under the leadership of Jesus. Corporate prayer gatherings at key places, at key times, with key people bring reconciliation and redemption for transformation.

Sunday September 16th, Following the above event RainSong along with Sacred Thunder Drum will be having a gathering at the Dooley Ranch, 7100 Cabin Lane, Pinson AL 35126. Tom and Laura Dooley are the hosts.

September 20-24 on our way home to Arizona we plan to stop again at “The Desert Wind” the Navajo BIC mission in New Mexico. Terry will be teaching at the Overcomers Program and RainSong will provide a concert again for the local community. We visited there in May when we left on this trip.

Sunday, September 23rd, 6pm at The Oasis Church, 1601 N. Dustin Suite B, Farmington, NM 87401. RainSong will provide an evening concert along with our Navajo friends Emmet and Debbie Fowler. Emmet is the worship pastor for the church.

Make sure you check our calendar as we often fill in dates not listed here. CLICK HERE FOR OUR CALENDAR.

 

Still in Michigan

RainSong at the Bradley Indian Mission Church, near Gun Lake Michigan, Sunday July 29th.

After finishing a week of vacation at Silver Lake we are now back to work and still in Michigan. We are staying near Hastings and living in our RV. We home base here to travel locally.

We plan to stay here through August 26th and then we begin a southward journey that will land us in Birmingham Alabama for the “Redigging the Wells” event on September 15th. We hope to be home in Arizona at the end of September.

Make sure you check out our Online Calendar for our schedule.

Last night we reconnected with Ray and Carol Befus, Pastors from Vineyard North in Grand Rapids Michigan. Years ago Terry was one of the staff pastors there. We had a friendly gathering at their home for those interested in Native Ministry. Our friends Mike Peters and Kelly Ellis of 4Fires Ministry joined us there also. We will be leading the entire service at Vineyard North on August 19th at 10:00am.

Next Friday Terry will be attending a training seminar for educators being offered by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe a the Zibiwing Center. The seminar trains educators with the tools and information needed to present to the public information regarding the Residential Indian Boarding Schools and their impact upon Native Americans today.

Thank you for your financial support and prayers!

RainSong will be sharing our Music and Message at this Historic event September 15th. Click on the image for more info.

Indian River Michigan

Michigan Tribes

Today we are writing you from Indian River Michigan where we are staying next to the Strait Gate House of Prayer in a cottage owned by Robin and Cindy Batchelor. Cindy is the director and has helped us facilitate many meetings here. We have been coming to this area of Michigan for 12 years now, working to build relationship between the churches of the area and the Native Peoples who live here.

This Sunday we will be sharing our music and message at Freedom House Ministries, 6429 M66, Charlevoix, MI 49720, at 10:00am reconnecting with our friends Pastor Paul and Connie Bradley, Dan and Sherry Zipp and others.

Then at 5:00pm this Sunday we will also share at the Greensky Hill Indian Mission 08484 Greensky Hill Road, Charlevoix, MI. There we will reconnect with Pastor Tim Wright and others.

We have been in Michigan now since July 3rd after our two weeks in Ohio. We plan to stay in Michigan for most of the Summer. Make sure you check out our calendar to keep up with our travels.

Just yesterday we attended the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribe’s fish fry–held at the Strait Gate House of Prayer. Terry was able to meet the new Tribal Chairman and had a good talk with him. It was some good food and fellowship.

You might want to check out some recent photos from our visit to the New Jerusalem Church last Sunday. Click here to view them.

Our time with the Victory Biker Church was great as the Holy Spirit touched hearts and minds. We have made some great new friends here in Michigan who have a real heart for our Native Peoples.

Miigwech (Thank you) for your prayers and support.

 

Indiana-Michigan-Ohio

Ashland Friends

We have had a busy couple of weeks as we have connected with friends in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We returned to Heartland Church on June 3rd following the Miami Nation Powwow. What a great morning reconnecting with friendships made in the last 5 years!

On Friday June 8th we rejoined the Ann Arbor Lighthouse for an evening of Music and Storytelling. It was a sobering evening as Terry shared his heart regarding our visit to the Mt. Pleasant Boarding School for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe’s day of Honoring, Healing and Remembering.

We took some personal time on Sunday June 10th to attend the open house of two of our Grandchildren for their High School Graduation.

We visited our friends at 4Fires Ministry led by Mike Peters in Grand Rapids on the following Wednesday.

Then on to Ohio where we did some follow up gatherings from the April visit to Ashland University and Seminary. Ashland UMC hosted us for an evening concert and then for their entire Sunday morning service. A time of Q and A was held after the service on Sunday and about 25 folks stayed to dig deeper into ways to bring healing and reconciliation.

RainSong Calendar

On Monday we shared our Music and Story telling at the Native American Indian and Veterans Center in Norton OH. There was a good community turnout with Native and Non-natives present.

On Wednesday we provided a Community Concert at the Menwa Apartments in Wadsworth OH. It was great sharing our Music with all the Elders present. We want to thank our friend Ken Brandes of Recon Ministries (who works there) for connecting us with so many places here in Ohio. We are staying with Ken and his wife Geo while were are here.

Be sure to click on our calendar for more of our schedule—->

Redigging the Wells Sept 15th

RainSong has been invited to lead a time of worship at this 12 hour historic event, Sept 15th, in Birmingham Alabama!

Mark your calendars… come if you can… pray if you can’t!

Join RainSong along with many others at this historic event!

On Sep. 15th, 2012 – 12 Noon to 12 Midnight, thousands will converge at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama to “Re-dig the Wells of Revival” in united prayer and worship, for reconciliation, redemption and transformation in Alabama and across the nation. This is a multi-racial, cross-denominational gathering celebrating the power of the blood of Jesus over every injustice in our land.

REDIGGING THE WELLS is a movement for releasing justice in Jesus name to a new generation. Regional spiritual transformation involves healing generational wounds and renewing generational covenants to move cultures forward with biblical Kingdom values under the leadership of Jesus.  Corporate prayer gatherings at key places, at key times, with key people bring reconciliation and redemption for transformation.

Honoring, Healing and Remembering

Warren Petoskey (Lakota/Odawa) and his wife Barbara

On Wednesday June 6th 2012 we attended a special gathering hosted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Mt. Pleasant Michigan.

The government has given the Tribe the land and buildings where the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School  was located. It was established in 1893 and ran till 1934 with an average of 300 students per year.

Our friend Warren Petoskey from Michigan was an honored guest and the day included the showing of a DVD documentary that he helped direct and produce about the Mt. Pleasant school.

Also our friends Mike Peters and Kelly Ellis of 4-Fires Ministry attended with us and participated in the prayers and tours.

It was a deeply moving day as many Elders shared their own experiences and those of their parents. I was born and raised in Michigan and found it difficult to hear and process the sorrow, pain and injustices that have taken place on that property.

It is hard to believe that such things took place in the “Land of the Free” where everyone is supposed to be considered “equal”. The pursuit of happiness was certainly denied these children.

Spirit Runners carried, through the streets and then into the gathering, the names of over 150 children who died while in that school. A roll call announcing the names of all the children was made in the afternoon. Officially only 5 children were reported to had died there, but independent agencies are helping the Tribe to verify the many hundreds of deaths that actually took place. New names are found regularly.

The atrocities that took place there are too horrible to write into this post. A Tribal spokesperson said, “Today we are forgiving the unforgivable, this gathering is a part of that process that will go on for many years.”

Christian Pastors were asked to speak, share and pray as a part of the spiritual component of the gathering.

The purpose of the gathering was to honor the memory of the children and the families affected by the school and to acknowledge the pain and suffering so that healing can take place.

Please say a prayer today for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and for the affected families.

Attend next year if you can.

RainSong June Schedule

Click Here for our Online Calendar.

Here is our June Schedule so far. We are still filling in dates for June, July and August in the Michigan, Indiana and Ohio area.

Contact Us if you have an interest in hosting us at your gathering.

Friday June 1st, Miami Nation Gathering/Powwow,  7:00pm Rockville IN

Sunday June 3rd, Heartland Church, 10:00am, Fort Wayne, IN

Friday June 8th, Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse, 7:00pm Ann Arbor MI

Saturday June 16th, Concert at First UMC, 7:00pm Ashland OH

Sunday June 17th, First United Methodist, 9:30am Ashland OH

Monday June 18th, Indian and Veterans Center, 7:00pm Wadsworth OH

Wednesday June 20th, Menwa Apartments Meeting Hall, 1:00pm, Wadsworth OH

Friday June 29th, Calvary Assembly of God, 7:00pm, Willoughby Hills, OH

RainSong at the Miami Indian All Nations Gathering-Powwow

Miami Nation of Indiana Powwow

RainSong has been invited to share our Music and Storytelling to open the 6th Annual Miami Indian All Nations Gathering and Powwow.

This is the second year RainSong has performed at this event. Bring your friends!

When: Friday June 1st

Gates open 6:00pm

Concert 7pm-9:00pm

$5 cover charge at the gate.

Where: 11515 East US Highway 36, Rockville, IN – 3 miles east of Raccoon State Recreation Area. About 50 miles West of Indianapolis on Hwy 36.

Make sure to bring your own chair! 

Kiowa Friends

Antonia Belindo Kiowa Princess. Click the photo to read more.

The third stop on our Summer Tour was at the Kiowa Tribe in Oklahoma. We reconnected with our friends Barry and Arlene Belindo who are members of the Tribe. It had been over 7 years since we visited there and it was so good to spend time with them and meet more of their friends and family.

On Saturday May 19th we attended a local Powwow with them where we took this photo of the Kiowa Princess!

Yes! Their Daughter Antonia was voted in as the Kiowa Princess recently. This is a role of honor as she represents her people and requires her to be at every local Powwow and to speak publicly on occasion.

Then on Sunday evening we shared our music and storytelling with some of the Belindo’s family and friends. The Holy Spirit moved powerfully that evening and deeply touched all who were there. There were many prophetic words spoken that brought encouragement and renewed hope.

In the future we have been invited back to possibly sing at a Powwow and to share at a local boarding school.