Comments & Testimonies From Conference Participants
"I am Tricia from Bmt. Tx. and attended the Make His Praise Glorious conference in LA. First of all, the agenda was so organized and yet the Holy Spirit was free to work deeply at all times. Not one moment was wasted. God's presence was so thick that even during short break times I would just cry. Lynn Hayden gives, gives, gives, and we received, received, received. She also exercised us in giving to each OTHER. God weaved a chord of unity through us and opened our eyes to see Jesus in each other so clearly that it changed lives. I will never be the same. I encourage every soldier in God's ranks of worship dancers to come and allow God to equip you with fresh garments of praise and warfare for this season that we are in on earth."
"Good morning Sister Worshippers! I, too, was so BLESSED by the unity I felt and it was truly heaven on earth for me! I could dance a thousand miles, as the song goes. Everyone was so loving and during the activation where we had to look into each others eye was like looking in the eyes of Jesus. The anointing was so strong when the cleansing fire of God (like hot lava) went over us, I didn't think I would be able to get up off the floor! I am so excited to start teaching out of the books...which one first?? I know we will see each other again, if not here, we have the promise of heaven, where we will forever dance, together, around His throne!!!"
"Hello Pastor Lynn, I just want to say I had the most wonderful experience of my life. During the dance conference, God open my eyes to see how powerful dance can be when ministering. God revolutionized my heart in a way that my faith is stronger, through all the techniques you offered. First of all, it exceeded my expectations, I had never been to a dance conference, and somewhat expected the traditional conferences where you sit down and listen to someone preach. Ohh my God, we were dancing for almost the whole entire conference I LOVED THAT! I was never bored and was always paying attention because you always had an exercise after an exercise. What stood out from the whole conference is the dance you did when we were all sitting down. I could feel God's presence in your movements and was very touched. It change my worldly stereotype of dance as being something you just feel when you hear the music and move, but not actually projecting the presence of the Lord. What an amazing instrument. Another thing that lid my bulb is when you said that the people's faith becomes a reality when there is an instrument that touches that faith, like the exercise we did of "the father". I really thank God for sending us to the conference, and I also thank him for meeting a great instrument of God such as you. I pray that this is not the only time we get to see such a role model for dancing that changes traditional ways of dancing and taking it to the extreme. May God bless you, protect you, cure you, carry you, love you, and grant you every wish you have in your heart."
"Hi Lynn, I have to say I think you have more stamina than anyone I have ever known! We did a demonstration Sunday morning of (the creative worship exercise) North/South/East/West, and Jared (our worship leader) told me there was more participation from the congregation than he had seen in a long time. He and Dale (our Pastor) both really liked it and everyone is willing to move forward with corporate movement. I thank you so much for bringing the knowledge, the tools and most of all the anointing." Bless you, bless you, bless you!
"Thank you Pastor Lynn for the lovely card. The conference was such an overwhelmingly awesome experience. It's all I can think about! Every activity was well planned, relevant and meaningful. Every activity was a bit of a surprise. It's really hard to put into words. Everything was such a tremendous blessing. Perhaps my favorite activity was the one where we had to look into each other's eyes and it seemed we were looking into the eyes of God! Awesome, just awesome." May God continue to bless you and bless you.
"Hello Pastor Lynn, Thank you seems insufficient for your love & total offering of yourself on our behalf to God. You have given me (and not only me but everyone of us that attended) so much. Your humility & kindness really has brought great joy & breakthrough. You give & give & give & give & I truly appreciate you & your life. Thank you for all the material you so willingly provide to keep the fire of the dance burning. My husband was overjoyed on my return, to hear me recapturing the whole event with such newness & life pouring out of me. He too, has been blessed by all you gave. We together say thank you! You are a wonderful example of the Lord's heart for His people here on earth. You give unendingly. I pray you receive unendingly above all you ask, imagine or even desire. Totally! I absolutely admire, love & respect who you are in Him. You just cause trust & love to flow freely. What an awesome, anointed & kind ministry & what a great price has been paid! I look forward to being able to come to another DFH conference in the near future. Thank you Pastor Lynn." With much love & unstoppable blessings.
"Lynn, I had such a wonderful time!!!! I can't explain it. I just know that we must get you to Slidell and I will be checking your schedule to see if I could come to another one soon."
"Lynn: Thank you SO MUCH for everything! I received your card. This was the most incredible dance conference I've EVER been to! I loved everything...can't just pick one! The unity, the deep love everyone had for one another, the move of the Spirit, the prophetic dancing, it was ALL good! I really connected with certain individuals and am even now still communicating with them and hoping to see them again soon, as the Lord opens doors. I intend to see you again at the conference in Monroe next year, and maybe even at another conference this year if I can come up with the money. You are an incredible, anointed woman of God, and I praise Him for your ministry!"
"Pastor Lynn, Words cannot describe how blessed I felt throughout the conference. I enjoyed all the dances, and especially the prophetic dancing. God also blessed by your presentation of several options for our Praise and Worship. Our Director of Worship and Fine Arts recently asked us to become part of our Praise and Worship service, so this was God's perfect timing. I do plan to attend future workshops and I am excited about sharing what I learned with the rest of our Dance Ministry. May God continue to richly bless you and your family, and it is such a blessing to witness how God is using you for His purpose."
"Dear Lynn, My sister and I would like to sincerely thank you for such a wonderful weekend of learning and worship. I've never experienced anything quite like it. We had to leave at noon on Sat. as I got very sick, but what we did get to experience was absolutely wonderful. We can't wait to do it again, only this time we will know what to expect and will be more prepared. I particularly love the billow clothes, the flags, the stretching, and dancing out scriptures. My sister just loved looking into the other persons eyes. For myself, I found it hard in some ways. When I played God, it wasn't hard to look at the other person, but when I was the other person, it was difficult to let God look into my eyes. So it was good and painful at the same time, if that makes any sense at all. I know that the conference stretched me way beyond my comfort zone. Thank you for all your hard work, and giving so much of yourself to all of us. It was truly an honor and a blessing to have been a part of it all."
"Pastor Lynn, I loved it all!! my favorite was the prophetic ministry in the big circle and the group activations; interpreting the hebrew words for dance, the expressive signing. i have been praying for god to guide me a book/video where i could learn basic sign for dance. and he did...through you!!! that was such an answer to prayer. that is the first thing i am going to teach my team. you are so right, you have to have some dance vocabulary to draw from, of course the holy spirit does anoint and flow through us, but sometimes we get stuck in a rut. i loved all the music you used, the Fire of God (lava) song and where is the god of elijah was awesome! i loved the modern dance, it is so me! the dance we did in the circle around the room and the different levels of choreography was sooo helpful. some of the things you did, i have seen in my spirit, but just had not put into practice yet. i loved it all. i wanted you to know that we are a new church(2 years old) and are going to build our gymnasium this year, prayerfully, and we do want to have you in 2008 to our church. my pastor has already okayed you coming. we are in longview, texas and no you don't have to wear boots!! ha ha!! i will keep you up to date on the bulding progress. we have started our building fund and are praying that we will start construction this year. we just purchased our land in october, 25 acres and paid cash for it. we desire to pay cash all the way. thank you for the impartation and i can't wait for the next conference, hopefully at my church........"
"Hello! I was and still am refreshed! People at work on Monday asked me how I was doing , and I could only say REFRESHED!! I hadn't ministered in dance for about a year, and it felt like an explosion to finally do it again for God. It was something I really needed Pastor Lynn. Just being able to be around like minded women of God was awesome. Thank you for sharing the outpour that God has placed in you. I really enjoyed the artistic worship, the prophetic, and I also very much enjoyed the talk time when you shared and broke down the dance ministry and how to conduct and be consistent. I also enjoyed watching how Deshon acts as your assistant and how she treats you as her Elijah and she your Elisha. It really helped me to be more humble and submissive."
"Good Morning Pastor Lynn, I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth! Hopefully and prayerfully you have been restored with lots of rest from such a dynamic weekend with Make His Praise Glorious Conference. Whew, where do I begin? I am still in awe with all the teachings, learnings, and wonderful unity of sisters, and all the tools that I walked away with. God has truly blessed you and this ministry. I would not have imagined that I was going to receive all of the blessings that I received from this conference. I enjoyed the group exercises tremendously. It was amazing to see all the energy and creativity flowing from each sister as we did the group exercises. I think my favorite was the choreography with copy, contract, and compliment. The Real Me exercise, wow how powerful and such humbling exercise. You were right to have the tissues on hand. The prophetic dancing was so profound. I can't remember the exercise with the cross on the floor, but again that was powerful. My life has been changed from this weekend, knowing that God wanted me to be at the conference to receive what He needed for me to receive. All the tools and learnings where there for us to take our dance ministries to another level. In addition, for us to move to another level as well. The dance concert was absolutely wonderful." May God Bless you and my heaven continue to smile on you as you continue to be a vessel for the Lord.
"My favorite part of the workshop on Saturday was when we were praying and you danced around us. I felt lots of release and new hope! Your ministry is more then dancing, it is life giving!"
"Personally, I was deeply inspired by Lynn's definition of prophetic dancing. Lynn's description and encouragement of being obedient to the promptings of God and minister to the congregation in this way, have given me a new courage to do so when prompted. One woman from our team came to the workshop with an injured tailbone and was very limited in bodily movements, which pretty much cut out all dancing. She experienced healing some time over the course of the weekend and is dancing her thanksgiving to God!!"
"I was very blessed by the deliverance and restoration part of the evening. Thank you for your honesty. I went forward believing that this was my night to stop being tormented by so many past hurts. I felt my legs turn to steel and iron as you danced around me. See you at a future workshop."
"I remember one thing that really encouraged me was "Don't worry, I'll place you at your own level". In other words, you would simplify when necessary. That made me feel like you really wanted all of us to be a part. Your workshops taught me bunches of stuff but most of all, they kept giving me more and more freedom, overcoming fear and intimidation. Through your workshops, God has given me personal visions that have given hope and revelation of our Lord and Savior. I don't worry that I am not good enough and I know my rightful place in worship. Lynn, you have been the major instrument in accomplishing this."
"Thanks so much for the workshop. It blessed me so much and helped me to see how to really worship in dance."
"I had a wonderful time this weekend. It was a very awesome time of worship and ministry. I was very blessed."
"I appreciate all the efforts you put forth so we could be blessed. Because of this weekend, I was able to breakthrough so much old, bad stuff. Now it isn't there. Thanks so much for being a huge part in my healing."
"I personally learned so much and gained more understanding of what God has called me to do in worshipping Him with my whole being in dance. Also, how the Lord can use the dance as a weapon of spiritual warfare. The meaning and impact of everything we did in the workshop has brought much liberation to me."
"I also want to mention how the Lord used this workshop to stir me up concerning the dance. God put a new zeal and excitement back in my heart for the dance. Lynn, please don't stop having these dance workshops. I want to learn more and more. God bless you and thank you for your hard work."
"What can I say about your conference? Character building, life changing, never to be the same again experience!"
"The dance conference was everything I expected and more. Pastor Lynn taught every session with such anointing. They were full of instructions and revelation. The conference is truly grounded in the word of God. I experienced deliverance from the hurts of the past. I'll never forget the beautiful people I met here."
"I felt the conference was well organized; yet allowed the Holy Spirit to minister. I enjoyed learning new dance techniques and how to interpret scripture into dance. Several times during the conference, the Lord spoke to me about issues I have held on to for years. He brought me peace and closure. It was so much more than I had anticipated!! Thank you all so very much."
"I enjoyed the prophetic dance the most - experiencing and watching prophetic ministry taking place in a whole new way. The process of making a prophetic connection through music, lyrics and dance was such a significant experience and it's something that I will always carry in me. The Lord God broke the performer in me. I am no longer a performer. I am a vessel of ministry - prophetic ministry through music. I do know my life will never be the same."
"I felt like I got a whole lot out of this conference - new dance moves, biblical meanings behind the dance - I feel like I got an impartation of more uninhibited freedom to worship and minister in dance with more extravagance and passion. I also believe that I was healed during one of the ministry times."
"Conference in general was awesome. The dance techniques and prophetic exercises were great. The most important thing to me was seeing the beauty of God in Lynn's dance and smile. She dances with her heart and I can see how much she is in love with Jesus. What God did in me in this conference was take the spirit of fear out of my life and healed my wounded heart."