Sharon Leighton Joyner
I came in today and realized I had better get busy and
send in my monthly article or I will be in big trouble
with the ‘boss.’ Micki called me a week ago
and said, “Don’t forget, your article has to be in
by the 5th of May!” So, here goes
with my Schedule:
Mic at The Neighborhood Cup on the 5th and
the 26th. The 5th was packed
with LOTS of talent. The 26th was slow,
but the talent was great…We have lots of that.
As you probably know the 26th George Jones
went to be with the Lord. So Rick Paul did a
George Jones song (one I’d never heard before.)
I did “The Race Is On,” "Lightnin," and
"Walk Through This World With Me.” Later on
I did one of my gospel songs. No one else did
George Jones songs because ‘believe it or not’ they
didn’t know who he was. That’s California for
led worship at my church (Church In The Park) on the 7th,
14th and 21st.
11th Marvin and I were thrilled to spend the
evening with John Leighton’s brother, Chuck, his son
and his wife and his daughter Barbara and some of her
family from Minnesota. Tony and Sharon Leighton
live here in California (Hesperia) so I am looking
forward to seeing them more often.
12th was my birthday and we had dinner with
friends and family at Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ.
My ‘sis’ Vivian and my grandson Jon both called in
sick at the last moment but our pastor, Fred Elsasser,
and our other friends: Neil & Cinda Slate,
Keith and Chona Sharp, associate pastor Armando Gora and
his wife Silvia and my grandson Brice were in
attendance. We all ate like pigs…! And
still took a bunch home. If you are in Lake
Forest, CA…I highly recommend Lucille’s.
19th I performed at a concert with ‘Ben and
Friends’ at Sugar Pie’s Coffee House Bakery (our
second concert there). It is a small place but it
was wall to wall people and the talent was amazing.
It consisted of Mo and Chuck who do Southern Gospel,
Coto Creek who do all kinds of music, The Garage Band
who do Beach Boys and Beatles and several other kinds of
music, Jeremiah James, a songwriter/singer who does
contemporary music, Ben Givens who does 70s music and
me…Of course I did my own gospel music and one country
song that I wrote called, “Don’t Go Away Mad, Just
Go Away!” It is a favorite everywhere I do it.
28th I did a hoedown for a wedding reception
in Bonsall, CA. The couple were married in Austin,
TX in March and the bride’s mom had a reception for
them here. They showed a video of the wedding…it
was beautiful. They live in the Austin area.
week we have had something going on every day at work
and every night, too. I missed a few days of work
this month due to a sinus infection. But I am
one thing I am grateful for is that no matter what
happens, whether I’m sick, busy, or not busy…God is
with me every step of the way. He has promised
that He will never leave me or forsake me…!!! Yay!
JESUS Film Project®
JESUS Film Media Site is Live!
are so excited to share with you the launch of www.jesusfilmmedia.org
promo site! On this promo site you will find a little
more information about what is coming soon with JESUS
Film Media! The purpose of the site is to share some
vision for what will be coming and how people will be
able to use the entire catalog of Jesus Film tools
The Paul Project! This
is what we are currently working on here at The JESUS
Film Project®. I don’t know all the details
yet, but I think it will be a film on the life of Paul,
the Apostle. As I learn more, I will pass it on to
you. I’m excited about this and if you are
prompted to support this ministry, the two things we
need funding for the most are this project and Mission
865 translations. If you want to know more about
these things, feel free to call me at (800)387-4040
Monday – Thursday. Oh, except I will be out of
the office May 23rd through June 2nd.
we currently have completed 1,195 languages. And
if you have downloaded our APP (which you can get at www.jesusfilm.org)
you will be able to see the film in a lot of the most
used languages for JESUS, Magdalena, The Story of
Jesus For Children and several short films right on your
smart phone, Ipad, Notebook, Android, etc. If you
are gifted in evangelism, these are great tools to use
as you travel.
could actually fill up this whole page with ‘stuff’.
One thing I learned from a missionary visiting our
office is something I will never forget. In spite
of knowing these things, these amazing men who work in
the field showing JESUS and other of our films,
they still continue in their work. This thing I
learned is not pleasant, but it is true: 11 people
are martyred for doing this work every minute of every
See you next month…
Sharon Leighton Joyner
27631 La Paz