Freedom in the Word

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"Rhapsodies of Praise: Remembering the Reformation"

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; 
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
                                       
Sing to the Lord, bless His name; 
tell of His salvation from day to day.

Declare His glory among the nations, 
His marvelous works among all the peoples!


Psalm 96:1-3

Sola Gratia (We are) Saved by Grace alone
Sola Fide Through Faith alone
Solus Christus In Christ alone
Sola Scriptura According to Scripture alone
Soli Deo Gloria For the Glory of God alone

Friends, how might we regain Biblical footing in our age?  The Reformation, the rediscovery of these “FIVE SOLAS”, needed in our day will also come through the restoration of God’s Word in the hearts of His people, leading us to Freedom in The Word! May we comprehend these truths with all the saints!

Please join us for an afternoon of feasting upon God's Word!


July 13, 2019

"The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live."


Dear Faithful Supporters,

Thank you for your continued prayers.  We thank God upon each remembrance of you!  "Freedom in the Word" has been seeking the Lord's plans and reworking our original Scripture Songs since September 2018.  We have regrouped with some new singers and instrumentalists.  

We will be presenting our first concert, "Everlasting Testimonies", Friday, August 9th, at Chapel by the Sea in Emerald Isle, NC, at 7 p.m.  We invite all of you who donated to our fund-raising for our recording project between August 2016-August 2017 to be our honored guests.  It is our desire to get a complimentary ticket to each of you.  

Once again, we thank you for your prayers and patience!  We will let you know when the Scripture Songs are fully recorded and get your copy to you.

Blessings in Christ,
The Weist Family



August 12, 2018

Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.  This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalm 119:49-50

 
Dear Faithful Supporters,

     We are writing to, first, thank you for your faithful deposit of trust in support of our Scripture Song Ministry Project, “Freedom in the Word:  Many Seeds”. Thank you for your financial gifts, prayers, and encouragement. As you may know, for more than twenty-five years, the Lord has equipped Carla to labor in memorizing His Word and sharing Its fruit in various art forms to encourage others to also hide this most precious gift God has given His people in their hearts.  Through your support, you have invested in His work of inspired melodies in her heart, a gift to bring glory to God’s Name and edify His people.
   
     Second, we would like to take a moment to give you a little more “His-story” of this Scripture Song project you have supported.  The Weists have been composing and ministering in music together since 1991. Beginning in 2006, our family began sharing God’s Word in song in ministry settings based on the chosen themes and passages of each particular event.
     In October 2013 the Lord led Carla to “alphabetize” these many melodies from His Word that He continues to echo through our lives. Through them, we continue to believe others will find “Freedom in the Word” as we have by memorizing and meditating on God’s Holy Scriptures in song.  By His great grace, mercy, and perfect provision, in early 2014 we began sharing these “Many Seeds”, the Scripture Songs that have saturated our lives in Christ, at women’s retreats, in ministry outreach to children, with the children in our churches and homeschool communities, in small-group family settings, and eventually at our fundraising concerts (August 2016-August 2017) where you may have first been introduced to these songs.
    
     Now, please allow us to share our third purpose in writing to you.  As we have testified to many of you, OUR time-line expectation for this first collection of Alphabetical Scripture Songs, “Freedom in the Word:  Many Seeds”, was that it would have been fully recorded and in your homes to encourage you by now. However, in May 2017, and subsequently August 2017, some unforeseen circumstances brought the recording side of our ministry to a challenging halt.  The part of this that we can disclose is that Carla started having vocal dysfunction in August 2017. She has been working with a functional medicine doctor and a physical therapist since then hoping to regain her ability to vocalize well. The good news is that because the Lord led her to add sign-language to our ministry in song, and because we are also writing a family/education/small-group study/curriculum to accompany each song, including the beautiful, original artwork by Jenne Cornett that you see on this site as well as Scripture-based jewelry, we have been able to continue sharing our ministry, in spite of the obstacles, with others as the Lord leads.  We have many visions for this project beyond the CD and DVD sign language recording. The Lord’s purposes shall prevail!

     In conclusion, we write to thank you for your patience and grace as we persevere in faith in the work the Lord has given us. We believe this is His Kingdom work according to His Sovereign will and perfect timing.  We have all of your names recorded along with the gifts you have given. To date, ninety-five donations totaling $6,289 have been given. We sincerely apologize for not providing an update before now. In addition to Carla's vocal dysfunction, we are having to “start at the very beginning” in some aspects due to the other unforeseen circumstances we mentioned above.  We are seeking the Lord’s face for healing, musical provision, and further ministry vision for all that is needed to complete this work that He has begun.

     At this time, we are not able to estimate a specific time that we will have this part of the “Freedom in the Word” project complete, though we are committed to finishing it and being faithful stewards of the gifts you have provided in faith to us.  As we wait on the Lord and we are able, we continue to do the work He has called us to with all that we envision for this project as mentioned above. You may reply to us and update us at freedomintheword2016@gmail.com.  We will stay in touch from here and provide updates as the Lord lights the way for us through personal contact with you and our fundraising site:  https://www.givesendgo.com/freedomintheword.

     As we prepare to send this note to each of you, we are praying for you and giving thanks to the Lord for your faithful giving.  Your continued prayer support will be a great blessing to us as well!

For God’s Glory Alone,
Pat, Carla, and Cassie Weist
and Jenne Cornett





OUR ORIGINAL STORY:

Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:129-130 NKJV  


Many Seeds:  "Freedom in the Word", a group of Christ-following musicians and singers, seeks to record and distribute their first selection of original Alphabetical Scripture Songs--Bible passages arranged musically around memorable melodies, each beginning with a letter of the alphabet--for the purpose of spreading the seeds of the Gospel to all who will hear.

Pre-order your digital download or CD of our debut album "Freedom in the Word:  Many Seeds" with your donation of $20 or more.  This album will feature twenty-six songs, one for each letter of the alphabet, with approximately 90 minutes of Scripture memory helps.  


A lifetime of Scripture memory is ready to be shared in song and sign!  "Freedom in the Word", a group of Christ-following musicians and singers along with a children's choir, will present a selection of their debut Alphabetical Scripture Songs.  These  fundraiser concerts will continue a long-awaited journey to the recording studio where these Scripture Songs will be made available to encourage you and other believers as you persevere in faith.  

This first selection of Scripture Song melodies, written as a source of comfort and help through the past two decades, offers "life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh."  Proverbs 4:22 ESV  


We invite you to support the "Freedom in the Word" studio recording project by attending and/or donating to our NEXT FUNDRAISER CONCERTS and beyond.  (To offer some perspective, each hour in the studio costs $55, and dozens of hours are required for a polished finished work.)


*Original visual Scripture depictions created by Jenne Cornett*

UPDATES

Update #1
May 2, 2017
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Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are so grateful for your prayers and financial gifts that continue to encourage us to persevere in this project.  As is to be expected, many challenging life events have occured since the onset of our fundraising concerts and studio recording.  At this time we would like to remember the churches who have given flight to this work:  Saturday Night Life, South Banks, New Song, St. Peter's, and Chapel by the Sea.  Thank you for your faithfulness and trust in the Giver of these gifts we are preparing for the sowing of Gospel Seeds.  Thank you all for your patience and love.

We invite you to join us for our next two concerts this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

May 26th 7 p.m.
St. Peter's Methodist Church
111 Hodges Street
Morehead City NC 28557

May 27th 7 p.m.
Chapel by the Sea
6712 Emerald Dr
Emerald Isle, NC 28594  

For the Gospel,
Carla Weist

Update #2
August 14, 2016
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What can we say to express our gratitude for the wonderful support of family and friends at the onset of our fundraising campaign!?!

...The PRESENCE of our GREAT GOD and KING; SIXTEEN Scripture Songs (WORD WORSHIP!!!); MUSICIANS, SINGERS, SIGNERS, AN AMAZING ARTIST, AUDIO/VISUAL SPECIALISTS, freely offering the best of their gifts; SIXTY-SIX guests (How many books are in the Bible?); a HOUSE in which to gather; PROVISION more abundant that we could imagine ($1,315 raised at our first concert); and MUCH MORE!!! Our cups overflow with thanksgiving and praise to the One leading the WAY for His Word to be boldly proclaimed, received, and followed!

STAY TUNED...if you missed the FIRST FUNDRAISER CONCERT...more dates will soon be announced!

Please JOIN us in our efforts to record this first repertoire of SCRIPTURE SONGS (Seeds of Revival 1) to the Glory of God and Peace for His People on Earth.

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