Posted by: Barbara Wilbur for ElysJoy Church | November 18, 2011

The journey begins for ElysJoy

Haysi, VA View from the churchElysJoy is a group of Christian women from the Yates family(Elsie and Logan)  dedicated to following Jesus to restore people through His power and might.  We believe God has called us to the Southwestern Virginia region to be the hands and feet  of Christ.  We believe He wants to take back the mountain and honor the prayers of his daughter, Elsie Yates to have EVERY one of her descendants know the love of Christ through His Son.

We don’t know yet what that will look like since the journey has just begun.  We ask for you to pray for us.  Pray God gives us strength and clarity and to reveal the plan He has for us and for Haysi, Va.  We ask you to pray that our faith stays strong and we remain committed even through trials and obstacles.  We ask you to pray for the people of Haysi, Va that God brings them love and prosperity and restores the generations to honor God.   We also remind you to pray for your generations,  your grandchildren and their grandchildren.  It will make a difference.  It is because of the prayers of one woman we  travel to fight for the mountain, to go to war against oppression and to honor God with every word and every step.

Isaiah 61:4

They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. Isaiah 61:4 ESV



  1. We are so proud of what you all are doing back at our home town. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you follow Mommy’s dream to continue to help the generations to come. The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will benefit from knowing Jesus as their personal Savior. Knowing that Mommy and Daddy have left a legacy that all will endure forever. Love you all.
    Mom and Aunt Pearle.

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