Pappalardo Spiritual Revival Fund

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Raised by 60 people in 39 months
Dear Friends,

For the past few years, Ron and Connie Pappalardo have conducted dozens of seminars across the US, in Canada, and in Europe to share a message of hope and inspiration – that God loves us all, and that we can experience this love personally.

They have also spent countless hours freely counseling anyone who has sought their advice regarding topics such as preventing suicide, beating depression, and deepening our personal relationship with God. They have done this at great financial sacrifice, and are now at a crossroads of whether or not they will be able to continue.


Ron and Connie at the San Leandro, Ca. Advanced WS 2017.


We are establishing this fundraising project to encourage them to continue their work.

The funds are needed to help with travel and living expenses in Europe and the US, production of a new book "Experiences With God" and DVD versions of their seminars, improving their online presence, advanced programs for seminar graduates, and expanding their message to a broader audience.

We are committed to helping this loving couple as they have helped countless others over the years since they lost their son Joshua to suicide. If you feel that it would be beneficial for them to continue their work, please show your support by contributing whatever you can to this campaign.

Sincerely,

Robin & Patricia Graham
David & Sheri Rueter
Mark & Lucia Anderson
Marco & Ingrid Rivetti
David & Tacco Hose
Beth Shimotani
Jim Anderson
Benedetto Tumminello
Fred Lacroix
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If you want to know how to do a "Healing the Heart of America" program in your community, here's how we did it:
“Healing the Heart of America”
A Model for Uniting your Community
By Ron Pappalardo
After the November 2016 election, my son Gabriel, who is a doctor of psychology, asked me to do anything I could to moderate the tension and division that remained among the people. I came up with the idea to hold an event I called “Healing the Heart of America.” My goal was to hold up a model or example of political, religious, and racial unity that anyone could copy. I felt that the “glue” that could bring this about was prayer – that the Spirit behind our national motto “In God We Trust” was the only thing that could heal our community.
I received an inspiration to first put together a prayer team that consisted of members of different faiths, political backgrounds, and races. I asked them to simply pray that the will of God be advanced by the event, and that it would result in the “highest good.”
Next, my wife Connie and I rented a large meeting room in our downtown Arts Center.
One by one, I received a commitment from my children to participate. At the event, my son Gabriel gave a 10 minute talk, my son Ari performed The National Anthem and America the Beautiful and my daughter Nadia brought one of her friends as a guest – a total family affair.
We gave ourselves two months to work and got started. I contacted a friend who was a Republican city council member, and got his commitment to participate. He referred me to a Democrat council member who also agreed.
I designed a flyer, and had a thousand copies printed. Connie and I visited churches, mosques, and temples to spread the word. We obtained commitments from representatives of five major faith traditions to offer opening prayers at the event.
We contacted everyone we knew personally by email, Facebook message, and personal phone calls. This turned out to be by far the most effective method. One by one, people started registering for the event, usually just two or three a day.
On the day of the event, I was thrilled that more people showed up than I expected. We had seventy participants; we had to put out more chairs to accommodate everyone.
We began with a candle-lighting ceremony. The two city council members joined hands with me as we lit a “Candle of Unity.” Then, one by one, the leaders from the five great faith traditions offered opening prayers.
After I gave my talk, I invited the religious leaders to come back on stage to lead the assembly in a group prayer. With input from Facebook friends, I had composed an inter-faith prayer, which volunteers now distributed to all the participants. (Scroll down to the end to see the prayer.) In my view, this was the most important part of the program. Imagine a stage with leaders from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism all reciting the same prayer together, leading a group in unison that included Democrats and Republicans; Black, White and Asian; and a multitude of religious backgrounds. (See photos) The result was an atmosphere of unity and love. One participant wrote to me later – “I felt a holy atmosphere and certainly connecting to God's heart is the only way forward for America, and the entire human family.”
I was so deeply moved and grateful to be a part of this. I hope that the unifying spirit generated by this small event will ripple out and affect other communities across our great nation. God Bless America!
Prayer for National Healing and Reconciliation
Dear God,
We come together as a community to ask for your help and guidance.
We open our hearts and minds to you in hopes that we can hear your voice.
We ask that you will forgive our mistakes, and we ask that you will help us find a forgiving heart towards anyone from whom we are withholding our love.
Please teach us to love one another as brothers and sisters of the same human family.
Please help us to love and respect each other regardless of our differences of opinion.
Please give wisdom to our religious leaders in their efforts to guide our people.
Please guide and protect our political leaders, including our President Donald Trump, our Democrat leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Charles Schumer, and our Republican leaders Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Mitch McConnell.
Please help those who are struggling with fear, anger, or unforgiveness to be liberated and healed in their hearts and minds. Please help them to know your love for them.
We pray that all the people of the world can live in peace and prosperity.
Thank you for blessing and protecting our nation for so many years.
Thank you for helping us in our lives.
Please guide us so we can find your presence in our daily lives, and live in such a way as to create the highest good for ourselves and everyone we come into contact with.
Amen.
Many religions praying together.
Lighting "Candle of Unity," Dem & Rep.
Ron speaks about America.
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“Healing the Heart of America”

Ron just returned from Portland, Oregon where he conducted the 36th seminar in 3 years (over 1,000 participants to date). Now, he and I feel an urgent call to something new. We have rented an auditorium in Cary, North Carolina to conduct a “Healing the Heart of America” event on September 24.

America’s politics and religion are deeply divided, and we are working to restore unity. We will bring people together – Democrat and Republican, Christian and Muslim – people of all faiths and opinions, to learn and celebrate America’s heritage, and pray for healing. We hope to spark a movement that can spread to other communities across the nation.

We want to thank all of you for your constant prayers and support. As Ron & I travel to city after city, we are deeply moved by those who have opened their hearts, their homes, and even their wallets to support our work.

For those who live in or know someone in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, we would appreciate it if you would spread the news about this upcoming event.

Connie Pappalardo
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Dear Friends,


Connie here…

Just wanted to update you all on Ron’s successful recovery from surgery and the new projects we are working on. As I said, he is mending well and quickly. Still needs to rest a bit but his brain and spirit are ready to go. He has hit the ground running!
First off let me tell you about the upcoming workshops; the next one is in Philadelphia on the weekend, August 6 and 7. We still have spots open so if you want to join us the link is here

http://www.reconciledbythelight.com/philadelphiaws2016.htm

Then we are planning two more adventures, programs in Barrytown, NY for the weekend of October 8 and 9 and for November, we will be in Maryland on November 12 and 13.

We are excited to be on the road again and meet new and old friends.

Now….. I am really excited about this bit of news…
Ron has been approached by someone from a major book publisher and asked to write a children’s book about spirituality. This is so exciting! He is working on it right now. Can’t wait to read it!

So….. despite a little health glitch, Ron is back in the saddle and happy to be able to help and inspire as he does so well.

Thanks again to all who have helped and supported this work so far. We are tremendously grateful!

Love & Light,
Connie Pappalardo
Ron working on the children's book.
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Dear Friends,

Congratulations! Connie & I just finished producing a DVD version of our “First Blessing/Spirit World” workshop, and it was your support that made it possible. Your funds provided the resources for the expenses of the cameraman, video editors, cover design, printing, DVD duplication, and a host of other items. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

In our initial letter to you, I made a commitment to write a new book and produce this DVD program by “Winter 2015”. We released the new book Experiences with God last summer, ahead of schedule. The DVD project took a lot longer than planned, but at least it’s still winter for a few more days, so I hope you’ll forgive the wait.

If you contributed at the Bronze level of $100 or more, you should have received an autographed copy of Experiences with God, in the mail. (If for some reason yours didn’t arrive, please let us know.) If you contributed at the Silver level of $250 or more, you will be receiving your signed, first edition DVD set in the next couple of weeks. Someone asked if they could get a DVD set if they added to what they already donated to reach the $250 level. Of course you can!

But if you’d like a less expensive way to have your own private copy of the “First Blessing/Spirit World” seminar, you can order it from our website reconciledbythelight.com for $119.95. Also, if you are a past participant of any of our workshops – Introductory or Advanced – you can order one for a discounted price of $99.95. (By the way, shipping is Free for orders from the US.)

The DVD workshop was filmed before a live audience at a workshop we conducted at the Hilton Garden Inn in Orange Park, Florida on September 26 & 27 of last year. It includes the entire seminar; total running time is – 9 hours, 22 minutes. It also has a bonus session – my talk given at the Bay Area Family Church entitled “Jesus’ Personal Experience with the Love of God.”

One of my favorite parts of the DVD set is the audience participation. All the lively question and answer sessions are included, as well as the guided meditation, hands-on-healing, and gift of prophecy demonstrations.

In 2016, we will continue the seminars. We have conducted three so far, and the next scheduled one will be held in Philadelphia, PA in August. Recently, the seminars have been drawing more and more people from the broader society. (You will notice this in the DVD set.) People of various faith traditions, or no faith tradition at all, are attending more and more.

Connie & I are praying and planning how we can expand this work to more and larger audiences. One idea that is strong in my heart is to launch a “Keep God in America” tour. I would like to travel across America holding programs in large auditoriums to educate Americans about our shared spiritual heritage, with the goal of sparking a new “Great Awakening.” I know that’s a large vision, but it is already taking shape in my mind, heart, and soul. I know if we can conceive of it, we can accomplish it.

Thank you all for your support in 2015. Let’s make 2016 even bigger and better.

Sincerely,

Ron Pappalardo
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The workshop has impacted my life trajectory in an incredible and profound way.

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The RON PAPPALARDO Road Show....simply the BEST

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Looking forward to seeing you at your workshop in UTS !

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