Prayer Barn 2015
2015 Year in Review
We are so thankful to Abba for all the opportunities he provides for us to serve him. Thank you to all of you who support us in prayer and finance, you are most important in making our ministry complete. We would also like to acknowledge Love Inc. under the directorship of Larry Russell, they have put countless hours into our Prayer Barn and the property surrounding it. This year alone they spread fresh rock in the driveway, did the finishing work on the fence, added an outside door and stairway from the prayer loft and resurfaced the metal roof! Thank You!
Our prayer is that you will be blessed and see Abba move in an even greater measure in 2016. We look forward to partnering with you all again.
Jerry & Leslie Chapman
Following, you will see a short overview of some of our ministry opportunities of 2015. Enjoy.
Wednesday Nights throughout 2015 we have been hosting weekly pray in the Loft at our Barn. We are praying about what that will look like for 2016.
January 8-10: We attended the “What is God Saying for 2015?” in Albany Oregon. This was a time of refreshing and encouragement. We also had the opportunity to meet with strategic prayer team members.
January 16: YWAM Missionaries from Panama Alex & Jennifer Cabezon shared at the barn. Alex is of the Wounaan people Jennifer is a Native of Oregon state. We shared song, dance and protocol. A heart connection was made and we look forward to the time when we can host an even larger team from Panama.
January 24: Three Rivers House of Prayer Anniversary Celebration. We continue to be active in perusing 24/7 prayer for our community.
February 6-8: All Native Men’s Retreat Bellingham WA. This is a time for native men to connect spiritually in a safe family atmosphere. Sharing their life experiences and wisdom.
February 15: JCM annual board meeting. We are thankful to have a diverse board bringing their experience and wisdom to our ministry. They bring encouragement as well as challenging us to walk out Abba’s plans and purposes for us.
February 17-18: Conference at our home church with Justin Abraham exploring “Impacting Spiritual Realms”. This was an amazing time of encounter with Holy Spirit.
March 5: Suuqiina returned to teach at the Barn. We love how he shares the Hebrew culture from the NDN perspective! Suq is a dear brother and we’re honored to host him.
March 21: Family Gathering in Ruby Creek BC. We are so thankful for the support of Jerry’s family. His sisters and brothers are always an encouragement.
He always looks forward to going home.
April 18: This was the day of our dear friend Theresia McCleary’s going home celebration. Per her request Jerry led worship on the Abba drum including a grand entry with First Nations dancers. Gene McCleary along with Theresia has been an integral part of our ministry. Words cannot express our appreciation for this couple.
Gene & Theresia McCleary
May 2: Whirlwind worship at Vantage WA with James Nesbitt. This was an afternoon of powerful and intense worship and intercession bringing a “New Sound” and a release of prayer strategies to the Pacific Northwest. Jerry was invited to drum with the traveling team bringing First Nations representation.
Whirlwind Ministry team
KLMA Prayer Summit
May 12-14: KLMA prayer retreat. A much need time to connect to with our ministry family in the Kelso/ Longview community. During our prayer time we contacted the Chinook Tribe asking for specific prayer requests on their behalf. We as a community agreed to pray for, encourage and support the Chinook Tribe.
May 23-24: Partnering with Grammy award winning recording artist Bill Miller in Eugene Oregon was a highlight in Jerry’s music ministry. “A real learning and growing curve.” Bill is a respected musician in the professional music world and has much to offer especially to the First Nations people. Thank you Bill Miller for sharing your stories and music with us.
Don Gentry, Jerry Chapman Bill Miller
May 31: Worship and service with Bill Miller at Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church in Auburn WA.
July 9-12: Evangel Family Camp, even though the weather was unusually cool that weekend there was still a “drought”. We had a great time camping and having camp cook out over charcoal instead of a fire. Smile
Evangel Family Camp
July 24-26: Wiconi Family Camp and Pow wow, our largest Native family reunion was as much fun as always. Recognizing Yeshua at the heart of our culture expressed in traditional ways and customs. We are all learning to walk together and honor one another in our unique and individual ways. The whole family engages together sharing strengths and weaknesses. Worshiping in the children’s ministry as well as partnering with recording artist and friend Jonathan Maracle is always a blast. Our prayers and blessings go to our NDN family. To the Wiconi staff, our hands go up to honor the hard work you do to provide a safe family place for believers and pre-believers alike.
Friends at Winconi Camp
August 8: Worship at ANNA Prayer Initiative at Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church Auburn WA. ANNA Initiatives: are gatherings that are being held throughout 2015 & 2016 leading up to an overall Joel 2 sacred assembly in October, 2016. We are believing for 100,000 Native Peoples to come together in unity in fasting, prayer & crying out to the Lord to heal the people, land and the nations.
September 12: We hosted Rosie Phillips who is the Washington State
With Rosie Phillips HAPN
representative of HAPN and her team for a strategic prayer and worship gathering at the Barn. We declared God’s promise that this place and region would see an awakening and a fresh wind of the Spirit.
September 19: We attended the Honoring of All Cowlitz People Pow Wow. Jerry’s Sister Chief Maureen Chapman and his brother Monty came down from Canada to attend the event with us. The Cowlitz have been Jerry’s “family away from home” for many years. We are always honored and blessed to take part in the Cowlitz people’s gatherings.
October 1-4: North American Native American Indian Conference
Restoration. The event took place in Vacaville CA and was hosted by Mission Church. This is a church with a vision to invite and serve the nations. To witness and participate in the worship at this event was both amazing and moving. The over whelming spirit of love in this gathering was felt by all. It was good to connect with many dear friends and begin new relationships. We are looking forward to future partnerships as a result of this gathering. We were honored, to be commissioned by Grand Chief Lynda Prince to bring the 120 drums for a special ceremony during the conference.
Three Rivers House of Prayer
Patti Kinswa, Marie Dancing Star, Jerry Chapman
October 25: Leslie has been serving at the Three Rivers House of Prayer for just over 8 years where members of our local community committed to gather for prayer. After all this time we finally have been blessed to have a director to lead this vital ministry. Ian & Nedra Rutherford and their 7 children have relocated to Longview from Kanas City MO where they were full time prayer missionaries with I HOP. The Tri Hop Board asked Jerry if he would facilitate the protocol of welcoming the Rutherfords to minister here in our community. Cowlitz Tribal council member Patti Kinswa Gaiser along with 6 Cowlitz singers joined us the welcoming. What a blessing!
November 6-8: Arise and Shine Native American Conference at Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church in Auburn WA, November 6-8. We led worship along with Tony Flying Squirrel and Bob Ledbetter. The conference was well attended with many gifted teachers including Grand Chief Lynda Prince. Pat & Gary Walker and Kenny & Charlotte Williams did a great job putting this event together.
There’s a saying a that goes like this “a picture paints a thousand words” Here is our 2014 review with pictures and a few words.
Leslie’s Mom, Jeanne Niemi
3-16-25 to 4-15-14
This year brought us a lot of joy and also sorrow. Leslie’s mom passed on to be with Jesus in April. We miss her everyday.
It was a pleasure to have Jerry’s sister Maureen join us as we followed a leg of the 2014 canoe jounery on Vancouver Island.
Wiconi Family CampWiconi Family Camp
Family Camp was a great time as usual. Reconnecting with many friends and associates.
We had three of the four grandkids join us at the “In Honor of Our Children Pow Wow” in Kelso this year. Pictured here with Jim and Sue Edwards. Sue all the regalia that Jerry and the kids are wearing. Jim passed away this last fall. He will be missed
Dean Braxton with John & Vangie Brown
We were so happy to be invited to the Selitz Potlatch. There was such a sweet presence of Creator there. The tribal grounds are pristine and the weather was beautiful.
Dean Braxton returned to teach at the Barn this year. What a testimony of life after death and his personal encounters in heaven.
Suuqiina came for two more teaching times at the barn this year. Abba gives him such a unique and fresh revelation every time he teaches.
Jerry’s sisters planned surprise 60th Birthday party at our house. He just about had a heart attack when family member from several hours away screamed SURPISE ! A good time was had by all.
A big thank you goes to Love Inc. team for coming out and healping Jerry finish the gigantic task of finishing the fence project.
We had an amazing God experience in San Deigo CA. Jerry was comissioned to build and deliver 5 Abba drums to be played on a roof top over the city on the evening of Sukkot. There were First Nations people on all 5 drums, worshiping Creator and calling forth blessings over the city. The next day we traveled to God is Love Misistries on the San Pasqual Reservation and spent several hour in drum intercession. Did I mention this is what we were created for?
We actually took vacation time this year with our oldest daughter and family to attend USTA’s National Baton Competition. Our granddaughter Ava placed 1st in Strut in the 9 yr. old age division . We are very proud of her, especially this being her first National contest
Jerry had the opportunity to teach drum buildling to some youth and adults in Siltez. The kids will be coming to the church to learn drum songs to share around their community
Here’s a quick look at what happened in 2014.
January: Dean Braxton taught at the Barn. Attended Chinook Winter Gathering
February: All Natives Men’s Retreat Bellingham
March: Suuqiina taught at the Barn. Prophetic conference New Castle WA
April: Ruby Creek Elders Gathering. YWAM Mongolia Fund Raiser, Gig Harbor.
May: KLMA prayer summit. In Honor of our Children Pow Wow, Kelso.
June: Canoe Journey Vancouver Island, BC.
July: Family Vacation Baton Nationals. Wiconi Family Camp
August: Memorial for Leslie’s mom. Prayer Gathering Vantage WA. Siletz Potlatch
September: Cowlitz Pow Wow. Tacoma First Nations Gathering. Drum class with Evangel Kids
October: San Diego Prophetic Drum gathering. Suuqiina taught at the Barn.
November: Tribal members meeting Ruby Creek. Siletz drum building class.
December: Remodel Project!
Trying to keep this short but informative here are a few things not represented in picture. We have discovered that when you are in the midst of ministry its really hard to take pictures.
Jerry continues to build drums and sends them to many nations. Someone just sent us a picture of one his drums that was painted and the painter then gifted it to Chuck Pierce. That reminded us that we gifted John Paul Jackson a drum a couple of years ago. Then Jerry remembered an intercessor friend bought a drum to gift Dutch Sheets several years ago. Its kind of interesting that these drums have been put in the hands of some of the most visible prophets in our nation. What is Abba up to? Jerry is still driving truck full time. We are thankful for Abba’s provision
Leslie is still active with the Three Rivers House of Prayer here in Longview. She continues to serve on the board of directors. As well as attending a couple of mornings a week and being a part of as many prayer gatherings as our ministry and grandchildren’s schedules allow. We both have sensed a more urgent call to intercession and have opened the Barn up for prayer on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. All are welcome and those who cannot attend and need prayer can contact us and we are happy to include them in our prayers. We are finding ourselves in more prayer assignments than we have in last several years.
We both are blessed by the encouragement of the pastors and the congregations in our community. We know it is not common to have some many ministry leaders committed to supporting one another. There is a moving of the Spirit in our community and we look forward with great anticipation to what the Lord has for us here as well as what he will have us bring to others as we travel.
Words cannot express how thankful we are to have you all as prayer and financial supporters. This ministry would not be the same without you.
May the Lord Bless you with dreams and visions of the perfect plan and purpose he has for your lives. And the guidance and provision for those things to come to fruition.
Jerry & Leslie Chapman
There have been several people who continue to support us with their labors, please remember them in your prayers. Our worship team Mike and Rene Greely and John and Vangie Brown . Those who are there for special projects include, Gene & Thersia McCleary, Gary Eastty, and Bruce Calhoun. Also our ministry board Dave and Nancy Bodine, Lennie Retterath, and Dave and Janice Rorden. Thank you to our city apostles who stand behind us with prayer, encouragement, and partnership Jeff Hoover, Larry Russell and Mark Schmutz.
Jan. 15, we had the Kelso Longview Ministerial group up to the Barn for a day of prayer. Pastors spending the day together in prayer = a powder keg in the spiritual realm.
February 9, 3013.
Our hearts were broken at the passing of our dear friend Richard Twiss
Jan. 19, We attended the Chinook Winter Gathing, honoring ancient traditon with cultural values
Mar. 1-3 All Native Men’s Retreat, Bellingham WA, Good time of fellowship with Native believers.
Mar. 17 & 18 We once again had the pleasure of hosting Suuqiina at the Barn.
April 6, The Browns traveled with us to Lummi for a day of worship & intercession. Jerry’s great grandfather was born there. The Lummi people honored Jerry by claiming his blood and welcoming his family into theirs.
May 14 & 15 KLMA prayer retreat in Cannon Beach OR, spending time with pastors and ministry leaders in a much needed time of prayer and reconnecting.
May 18, Kelso school’s kid’s Pow Wow. Always a good time for all. Please pray that there will be more volunteers to keep this educational event going. This is our grandson Presley wearing his new Thomas ribbon shirt.
May 24, House of Covenant Bend OR, What an honor and blessing to worship with this congregation. Adam Spears pictured tying the Tzizit on Jerry’s prayer shawl.
June 1, Gathering in Chilliwack BC, the BC gatherings are growing spiritually as well as in numbers.
June 13-15, we were honored to assist Lynda Prince with another prophetic conference at the Tswasson Long House in Tswasson BC.
June 22-23, Seletz Baptist Church, We love our family in Siletz and enjoy partnering with them in this Kingdom work.
July 26-28, Wiconi Family Camp, Always the best for connecting with friends and family. Had a great time of worship Sunday morning with Elmer on flute and Jerry on drum. We missed Richard Twiss more that words can say. Our prayers are with Katherine daily.
Wiconi Pow Wow
August 10, Omak Stampede, Our ministry took place on a stage set up directly in line with Rodeo foot traffic. We made good connections with ministries new to us. We were also blessed with some great recreation, camping, swimming and attending the Rodeo.
August 18, Suuqiina returned to the Barn. Suq brings something new and deep that pushes us all to ponder, study and pray more. Pictured
Claire Beck leading worship in our prayer barn
October 4 & 5, Native American Christian Conference, at Seven Feathers Casino. Our team enjoyed this one. Millie Salt does an excellent job of facilitating and there was plenty of room for the moving of Holy Spirit.
October 17-20, Youth drum building workshop at Ruby Creek. Jerry was born for this, the kids had a great time and so did we. A big thank you Sharon of Skawahlook for putting this together.
November 30, Mission BC Gathering. This gathering was years in the making, God’s timing was amazing. We met so many people and made some real soul connections. We look forward to the next one.
Thank you all for your prayers and finical support. We are are honored to be able to serve and your support makes this all possible.
The Bakalas from Ketchican with a donation of lumbe
Paul Lopez leading worship at the barn,
Drum worship with the kids at Evangel
Mike & John at Native American Christian Conference