Author: Jon + Jolene Hamill

Santa vs Fiscal Cliff…

Year-end donation click here | Photo essay click here First–you may wonder how, on a limited budget, we are able to afford photos and graphics… great question! I personally believe our photographer, graphic designer, web developer, part-time writer and marketing consultant should all get a significant raise this year. However, our accountant, office manager, travel agent, part-time writer, donor communications manager and supply purchaser all believe they should get a significant raise this year as well. So which one deserves a raise–me or Jolene? OK. I thought the pictures would put me over the top, but somehow the accountant has won again. I think it’s her good looks… Just not fair! That said, THANK YOU to all who have given, and all who are going to give, in our year-end appeal. No, we’re not at the edge of a fiscal cliff. But for your tax purposes in 2012, the deadline is the same! Santa vs Fiscal Cliff I actually spent the first 15 years of my career as a newspaper photojournalist. Admittedly, I’m a little rusty now. But I wanted to share with you some unexpected spot-news coverage with my iPhone Christmas eve. Santa arrived at the Capitol! I thought you’d appreciate the constructive dialogue we recently had surrounding this event. “Ho ho ho… take that fiscal cliff!” Jon “Is that Hamill underneath that beard?” Jason Hershey “Santa was an intercessor…” Jon “Did DC...

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An Appeal for Year-End Giving

Year-end donation click here | Photo essay click here In times past, we have asked you to consider donations to help us finish strong. Today, we are asking that you help us begin strong in the coming year. Many of you are considering your year-end donations to support the work of non-profits. We would be honored for you to consider us in your giving. Looking back at 2012… what an amazing year. Jolene and I hope you are enjoying the photo essay chronicling highlights of the journey we have been on together. We are approaching 2013 with great anticipation of the Lord’s work–in the metro DC region, nationwide, and internationally. 2012–HIGHLIGHTS Here are a few highlights of 2012. Move to DC. In January, at the word of the Lord, we relocated to Washington DC… in 12 days! Capitol Cry! We joined with Jason Hershey and the Washington House of Prayer for a 52 day prayer project culminating with the Capitol Cry Sacred Assembly on the weekend before Purim. Lampstand Seattle WA, Lake Mary FL. We hosted two Lampstand Gatherings, with guest speakers John Benefiel, Randy Demain, Martin Frankena, James Nesbit. Look for more in 2013! Prayer Projects. We facilitated seven email prayer projects this year! Valley of Vision & Capitol Cry at the beginning of the year, Endued with Power, Fast Forward (RPN Project), Dire Straits, Days of Awe, and the Midnight Cry project through...

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Special Prayer Call! Final Tent Peg Today!

PRAYER CALL TODAY, NOVEMBER 24! 2:00-2:30 pm EST onsite at Ft. Matanzas with Jon & Jolene, with Sara Ballenger of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners joining from Washington DC. Conference call number: 530-881-1400 access code 903-586. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us! Lamplighter family, We seem to specialize in last-minute opportunities. Today we will be onsite at Ft. Matanzas, Florida, driving in the final tent peg for this Bridal Canopy. Many of you know this is where the Huguenots were martyred. Their leader Jean Ribault died chanting Psalm 132, begging God that this land be a dwelling place for His glory. No covenant by our founders more clearly or passionately conveys this desire for God to tabernacle with us. It is literally the covenant cry of the Bridal Canopy–of the Tabernacle of David. Psalm 132 shares David’s heart and covenant to build the Tabernacle of David–a dwelling place for the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem, God’s chosen capital for Israel and ultimately the nations. Just like God is remembering the cry of David, He is remembering the sacrificial cry of the Huguenots and saints through the ages for this land to be crowned by His glory. It is only fitting, by the orchestrations of God, that the final tent peg of this Bridal Canopy be here in Ft. Matanzas. And Lamplighter Family, you have not...

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Happy Thanksgiving! Covenant Advancement

Midnight Cry Florida–Final Tent Peg of Bridal Canopy! Tomorrow through Saturday, November 23-24, with David & Donna Ramer, GloryFire Church, Lake Mary FL. Sessions Fri. eve 7pm, Sat. morn 10 am. Prayer journey to Ft. Matanzas to follow. You don’t want to miss this! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! COVENANT ADVANCEMENT “Roast the turkey, not the Pilgrim!” From a prophetic perspective on current events. Jolene and I want to wish you an incredible Thanksgiving, filled with love, adventure, weird conversations with family, and lots of really good leftovers! Like you, we’ve been looking forward to this day for 364 days now. Wild to be celebrating Thanksgiving on the fourth leg of our four corners tour… in Florida! Please join us tomorrow evening and Saturday morning if you are in the area. Information is above. Tent Pegs in Northwest! Washington state was incredible. Thanks again to dear friends Bill and Marlene Brubaker for hosting us, and to the Zylstras for great adventures. God spoke to us that for the Pacific Northwest, we were pegging in His “House of Glory” for this corner of the Bridal Canopy. As the world chooses darkness, the glory of God is rising on His covenant bride! For this the Lord led us to Port Angeles on the Olympic peninsula and then a church in Issachar… I mean Issaquah. Let me being with the finale. After ministering on the Bridal...

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Day 27: Covenantal Right of Possession (Perfect Storm)

Help us finish strong. Donate to Lamplighter today! First–my apologies for the lateness of this posting. I’ll just say at least 20 hours of November 11 were lived to the fullest. From coast to coast, it’s truly been a “Midnight Ride!” Jolene and I want to thank you for your intercession and support through this Midnight Cry Prayer Watch. Together we have contended in prayer for David’s Tent and the nation. We watched with vigilance as the Tabernacle took shelter from the storm. And we celebrated at the literal restoration of David’s Tent on Reformation Day–even as the “Tent the Nation” initiative was being fulfilled in every state of the nation! From the beginning of this journey, we felt that David’s Tent was a signpost for the nation. The enemy has tried to X us out, but Bridal Canopy prevails! Especially in light of recent events, this is really good news for us all. I want to close by sharing how the Lord orchestrated our time pegging in the northeast and southwest corners of this Bridal Canopy. Gloucester: From X to Bridal Canopy We literally “pegged our way” up the coast from Cape Cod to Plymouth, Boston’s Old North Church and Gloucester. As a Pilgrim, I anticipated driving in the primary tent peg for the Northeast somewhere near Plymouth harbor. But the Holy Spirit clearly directed us to emphasize Gloucester...

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