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Some kind words from friends as we travel the US in 2014

Dear Jonathan, I hope my short but passionate words to you as we embraced conveyed my deep appreciation of your ministry. I do also appreciate your admiration but here’s the thing. After 33 years of ordained ministry, I could still recognize the work of the Holy Spirit in connecting us and know enough to get out of the Spirit’s way.  I am so glad I did. You lit a fire in our hearts. As of this morning, the President of the Congregation had already read your book and found your observations positively stimulating. The worship leader of our Praise Team, Carolyn Bailey, said it best. At the conclusion of the concert, she whispered “that is one of the best things I have ever been a part of.” She was not wrong. Thank you for your ministry…for your kindness…for reminding me again why I do what I do.  Peace, Mark Schuring, Pastor, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Marion, OH  September 23, 2014

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Jonathan:  I’ve heard nothing but positive comments about you and Janet’s performance on Sunday.  Someone came in to talk to me yesterday and said they were doing evaluations and kept in mind “No one is better than anyone else.”  Thank you for your uplifting music and storytelling.  You are in my prayers as you travel.  Be Safe and God’s Peace,  Terri Koca, Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin September 6 & 7, 2014

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Jonathan: Thank you for your email, and for your words and music this weekend.  As I mentioned, I found particularly heartening your story reminding us that the label that defines us first and foremost is Christian – not Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, etc.  As you travel around this great state, I hope you are able to share this message with others.  And, as a fellow co-worker of the Gospel of Christ, I pray for your, along with Janet and Dollies, health and safety.  May God continue to bless you, and bless the good work that you are doing,  In His Name, Kurt Billings, St. James Lutheran Church, Verona, Wisconsin, August 30 & 31, 2014

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They are still talking about you two!   Thank you so much for bringing God here in a unique and thoughtful way.   If ever in our area again, please let us know.   The response was even better than those MN people! Jim Ahlquist, Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI August 9-10, 2014

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Thank you my friend and no that you gave all of us a beautiful gift of love. Your friend always. Bill Deaton, Pastor, Salem United Methodist Church, Fond du Lac, WI July 19-20, 2014

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Jonathan and Janet, I trust you arrived at your next destination and found some rejuvenating rest. Thank you for sharing a beautifully uplifting message in each worship. I received great feedback about how the Spirit moved hearts and people experienced worship in a new way this weekend. It was a true blessing to see God’s giftedness to you unfold with us as you continue to “spread seed.” It was a pleasure to welcome you and share worship. Thank you too for your kind words. One of my core Christian values is to offer hospitality to all I meet. May God continue to bless you with creative expression of the Gospel, Krysta Deede, Assoc Pastor, Cargill United Methodist Church, Janesville, WI July 5-6, 2014

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Good morning Jonathan, Thank you so much for your visit to our church this past Sunday. I have heard many positive remarks on how much people enjoyed it. I would also like to offer you and Janet a personal thank you for providing me with the opportunity to celebrate with my son and not have to worry about what would be happening on Sunday morning. The wedding went well and everyone is still exhausted! Blessings on your travels. Pastor Monty Fox, Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, Cherry Valley, IL, June 22, 2014

Jonathan, So glad you and Janet came! The program was wonderful and everyone who came was blessed for it. May God be with you on your travels and in your great ministry. Blessings, Muriel Morley Jahn, Pastor, St. John’s UCC, June 22, 2014

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Dear Jonathan & Janet,

Your  presence and presentation were a great blessings to Burlington United Methodist Church. It was a great revival for the church as it affirmed what I have been encouraging members about a relationship with Jesus as faithful disciples.  I was enriched by your presentation of the gospel from a different approach to get the message across. I sent walked into the office this morning two ladies praised the whole program and how wonderful it was. As I shared with you yesterday many people came up to me wondering whether you will come back. Thanks for the opportunity of great fellowship and will be more than willing to help make your future visits to Wisconsin welcoming and a blessing.  Peace. Ebenezer Insor, Burlington UMC, Burlington, WI, June 14, 15, 2014

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Dear Jonathan,  I cannot find words that express my thanks to you and Janet for coming and touching us the way you did. My mind is reeling this morning, yet at the same time, I am getting my mind wrapped around the simplicity of becoming “Jesonian.”  So many of your words are ringing in my ears this morning.
I would be very glad to put down some thoughts.  Thank you both for making the ezra effort to come to Paonia and We will cross paths again along the way
Be safe as you travel and teach the Jesus who lives with us this very day!    PS  I forgot to  ask Janet when she taught at Centenary College.  I did four years in three (not recommended) from 1976-79, then off to seminary.  I was a late bloomer considering that I am 10 years older than you! So, I was in college in my 30’s and you two  . . .  well, you all were still wet behind the ears! :-D  Peace and Love , Charles Thompson, United Methodist Church of Paonia,  Paonia CO,April 13, 2014.