You are welcome to leave your name along with your condolences, blessings, or favorite "Carl story".
So MANY fond memories, "Carl stories" and blessings ... how do you choose from 24 years worth? We began as co-workers and quickly morphed into friends (since nobody else would share a breakroom table after his freshly heated & poignant fish). He became a mentor in my life and was an real example of the Christian walk. He & Yvonne allowed me the privilege of being a part of family gatherings on many occasions over the years and Troy & I were then blessed us with the honor of Carl officiating our marriage ceremony. There will forever be a special place in our hearts and a CARL size void in my life. Much love!
It is with sadness that I have learned of the passing on of Carl.
But I also had a sense of thankfulness to the Lord for who he was and for his life.
It was such a privilege to know him and work with him especially during feast time in Jerusalem. His artistic and leadership gifts made a big contribution organisationally and for the development of Davidic praise and worship as an example and inspiration for the true church world wide.
In this he also played a key role in his support of your ministry of dancing and teaching of praise and worship in movement. The two of you were such a team!
Thank you for both of you for the way in which you enriched the Feast and served the Church in Israel, the US and other lands as well.
And thank you Lord for the special man Carl was- his character and personality and the love he had for Israel and the fellow believers.
We know the Lord will comfort you deeply Yvonne.
Shalom.... Johann ( Luckhoff)
Dear Yvonne and family, my sincere condolences and may you all experience the Comfort of the Lord in a great measure. The memories of Carl are of someone always ready with a friendly smile, willing to help (no task was too small) and a kind word for everyone. His shofar blowing and carrying the ark on his shoulder during the feast are "pictures" that will remain in my mind. We know he is safe and pain free with the Lord now and one day we will meet up again, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
Much love and bountiful blessings Elgonda
Helen and I have such happy memories of working with Karl in Israel. We would chat long into the night after a hard days work at the ICEJ, Don was a driver and so lots of time with Yvonne and the dancers delivering them to wherever and Helen was with the children.A joy to have met you both, and many from CFC church in Belfast also volunteered at ICEJ are saddened for your loss.
Carl, myself and my wife knew each other even before he and Yvonne met so many years ago. Now I'm remembering the day Carl stood on an old wooden floor in a little church in Tarpon Springs Florida with that "Carl grin" on his face about to make a grand announcement. He looked across the room at an, oh so pretty little lady with a big "Yvonne smile" on her face and said, "Steve, Loretta, see that lovely lady across the room?..I'm gonna marry her"
Funny thing, Yvonne, at that point hadn't been told this. In fact she had not even the slightest idea of the soon to be wedding. (fast forward) And to this day one of the most memorable events in our lives was in fact that wedding which was held on the shores of LAKE TARPON, (Springs) Florida.
Yes, it was a wonderful, perfect sunny day on Lake Tarpon.....Yet only the beginning. The beginning of a wonderful union of two "Jesus People" as "two became one" in Him.
From that day forward so many around the world have witnessed the results of that bright day as these two wonderful people have brought to life a worship experience to so many who have been forever changed as a result.
Yet aside from all those they have helped experience the visions of worship and praise it does not compare to the personal relationships they established in their travels. What they have experienced and what they did in life pales in respect to who they were as people and man and wife.
During those early days in Tarpon Springs Fl., Odessa, FL., and Tampa, Fl. it was no surprise as to the impact these two would have on this small world we call earth. From Florida to Jerusalem and yes, Columbus, Ohio (our home town) the sound of Carl's Sofar will always be a sweet sounding "call to worship" in our ears.
Love on this day,
To our life long friends, Carl and Yvonne
Steve and Loretta Thompson
Dear Yvonne and Family, It is with great sadness that I give my condolence. I am sad that we will not be able to see him again in this realm but glad I had a divine encounter with this wonderful man of God who changed my life forever. Carl was sent to me to complete the vision God had imparted unto me and Carl will always remain a part of the vision of 'The 7 Days of Praise" Carl & I are the only people who really knows what this all meant for the body of Christ it was his final calling and assignment in the earth. for he was there at the beginning, bringing the vision to pass by training those who desired to learn to blow the shofar. The shofar had a vital part in the vision. The blast of the shofar had to signal in a new era, a new beginning, a restoration of something, it marked the beginning of something awesome, Just as this instrument was used in the Bible to signal great moves of God, so has the blast of the shofar in the hands of this great man marked something to come and the vision would not have complete had he not obeyed God to help us. We all sat in amazement when we heard him skillfully blow his shofar. When I heard of his passing I somehow connect it with the (the last trump of God). I feel he represents a sound of a message that he unknowingly has released in me and in the earth for these last days, He was sent to us (7 Days of Praise) Feast of Tabernacles to bring in the restoration of the Tabernacle of David, He was the one God chose to blast that sound in the atmosphere and I truly believe he has finished his course and obeyed the Father. Even in his weakened condition, he just had to blast it again at our gathering last year and in time to come we will understand how important and significant that was. Thank you Carl for your obedience and kindness to grab hold a vision by faith and help to bring it to reality. We love you and will miss you greatly... Love you Yvonne and Family... Naomi Schneider, Kelly Messina & Tracy Sullivan and the whole 7 Days of Praise (Feast of Tabernacle) Family.
We thank God for Carl Peters and his life. We remember his faithfulness to the Christian Assembly Worship Watches. We enjoyed worshipping together. Especially the times when he blew the shofar, played the trumpet, and the guitar. Luke especially liked the slide whistle! When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory! Yvonne-may the Lord comfort you and your family with His great love. We love you!!
Donald, Andrea, and Luke Davis
A sorrow and a joy... please receive my condolence.
I´ve missed you guys already a few years, sinse we haven´t worked together with the stageproduction for the Feast in Jerusalem these last years. But I still long to meet you... see you, hug you, talk with you, eat with you, laugh with you, cry with you, ask you, discuss with you, learn from you, share with you, tease you, joke with you, ride the orange streak with you, sweat with you, plan with you, build with you, carry the load with you, save situations with you, meet people with you, explore with you... The Feast, The land, The people, The Future...
How I remeber the unexpected burdon that fell on me when the architect for the stageproduction couldn´t come one year to The Feast. But how doesn´t Carl´s simple encouragement still echo in me: "It is not just WHAT we can achieve, but more HOW we can achieve it"...
It was SUCH a priviledge to work hand in hand with Carl in the extreamly complexe stageproductions for the annual Feasts in Jerusalem! I always felt "home safe" even before the challenges even started when I asked the Feast Office "WILL CARL AND YVONNE COME THIS YEAR TOO?" and they said YES! The respect and trust he showed me, the help he gave me and the example, inspiriation and dear friend he was to me... as a leader, artist and brother... I grew a lot and can share a lot because of Carl, Christ in Carl.
I am etarnally thankful for those years with you. And I long to spend much more time with you...
My pen and hammer swings well and my banner flies high for a blessed memory of you Carl and Yvonne!
Yours, in Him... by grace Fredi Aabacka, Vasa FINLAND Stageproduction
Dearest Yvonne, Emily and Ben and I remember Carl with such fondness. Carl and you helped make worship at Christian Assembly so powerful. I was newly divorced when we moved to Columbus. We started coming to my sister's church only because it was the only one I knew. We met so many amazing people. And when you danced and Carl blew the shofar, I knew God had me right where He wanted me. I thank you both for your service to our church family. I know for sure I will never hear a shofar without thinking of our dear Carl. I can't wait to see him on the other side. I pray for the healing of your heart. We love you. Cathy Riggin
Thank you CA for doing this, especially for us being out of town! I love the pictures you posted of Carl they are awesome! We will certainly miss him but can't wait to meet up with him in Heaven! Yvonne we LOVE YOU SO MUCH cant wait to see you again soon, we moved to Southeast Missouri, hopefully you and Daryse could do a dance workshop out here! We need it. Blessings to you and may the Shalom of God be with you every day! Love you, Carmen
Dear Yvonne, You know I love you and how much I loved Carl! You two were instrumental in changing the course of my life forever! Your example shaped up my calling.
Memories... I laugh and cry thinking of many of them. Carl's beard. Fatherly, encouraging and up-lifting hug with a soft beard. Having the priviledge of staying in your home in Tampa. Going out to the swamp with the boat. What an exciting day! Climbed trees to pick oranges. I would not ever have learned about the manatees, if it wasn't for Carl. I still have the book he gave me about them. The stork in your backyard. The gentle, good-humourd support for you by him letting us girls do our thing while together.
Oh, and when Primeminister Rabin came to the Feast to give his speach, we all watch with horror him approaching the microphone, as we realize that he is too short to reach above the podium and will look ridiculous. There comes Carl to the rescue! Calmly and seremoniously he walks on stage in a costume, carrying a banana box that he wrapped in a purple flag which he had wripped off some very surpriced dancer's hand, as it had been ment to be... And as if the drama wasn't over, the ICEJ banner keep falling off the podium, and on the video we keep seeing this mysterious hand placing the banner back a few times while Rabin keeps talking. The cameras don't show Carl kneeling next to the podium saving the day...
Your love for him, Yvonne, was an example, his love for you was so beautiful to see. I know you must miss him so much. May the Allmighty overshadow you with His peace and comfort. Love, Titta
I remember coming to work with both of you. Carl's soft voice and such sweet spirit and your grace and beauty Yvonne. You two were truly meant to be together and work as a team,it was obvious. I feel blessed to have known both of you. You will miss him greatly,but I know you also will have peace in knowing he will be happy in heaven still serving. Gerae
In the memory of a man who left the mark of our Father on so many lives. To some he was a son, to others a brother, to Yvonne a most beloved husband, to others Sabba, to others a mentor, a counselor, a servant, a warm smile, a friendly hello, a gentle goodbye, a word of encouragement, but to all a man of great quiet wisdom.
Sabba was a man who experienced a life most will never have the privilege of living. He lived adventure, grace, humor, diversity, love and service. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known. Sabba was always concerned about my cars, my living conditions, the people in my life.The mechanics he took me to for car repairs would give me deals because they knew and respected Carl...I always knew he loved me. :-) His smile and sweet gentle greetings were a sign of his undying love for his Father. His neighbors loved him because of the neighbor he was to them. He was always ready to help anyone in need.
He was a man who loved and served the people of Israel. A man who followed hard after the heart of His Father while serving along side of His Father's people. He opened the eyes of others to the secrets of the heart of His Father. He spoke of words of His Father. He made truths come to life.
He kept us laughing with writings packed with truths while laced in humor. He loved life and embraced all it had to offer. He loved words and the expression they gave to any situation.
He was a man of integrity wiling to face his fears. His name was Carl Peters. A man whose life was well lived. I love you Sabba and Yvonne. Thank you both for encouraging me to live out the calling God has put on my life! I TRULY am a better person because of you both!
It has been many years from when I last saw Carl and was saddened to hear recently about his passing on. Though it has been a long time, there are things that we just don't forget about people. I would joke with him about how I thought he looked just like the main actor in an old science fiction movie called "Krull" I believe he finally checked it out and agreed with me. Interesting how anytime I have watched that movie years later hence, it always made me think about Carl and probably always will. He is the kind of person you just don't forget.
I only met Carl once, (in Jerusalem '99), but I still remember the warmth of his smile and the love he exuded! What a kind man -- with the light of Christ shining through him. It is hard to see you go... Blessings and comfort to your dear wife and family.
The Window For now we see in a glass, darkly. . . 1 Corinthians 13:12 - Edie Hill
Dark, the quiet window stood, The black halls rang with chimes From the ticking of the hall clock Came the breath of time. At the silent window looking Out upon the sea and grass Stood a child in wide-eyed wonder Peering through the shining glass
Oh to be beyond the window Just to smell the sea he thought And to swing within the winds arms Laughing with the tree and moss
Out upon the sand was dancing Wind and sea in fast embrace Laughing, crowing, flinging, hiding; Calling to the aging face. Wrinkled nose, and face and hands pressed out to join the sun. Still the clock ticked on its presence, Chimes rang one by one.
Oh to be beyond the window Reached he out to touch the foam Yet he only felt the window, Cold, and hard, and dead as stone.
Dark the crying eyes were watching Beyond the window, soft he sighed The window held the hands of childhood And the aged breath of time. While beyond small drops of water Tossed and turned by wind and sea Danced till dawn to the song of heaven Sung by God, both strong and sweet.
Oh dear God, we hear the clock chime Peering through the shining glass Oh to join the dance of heaven Beyond the window, Free. . . At. . . Last. . . .
A hearfelt thank you to CA for making the streaming of the Tribute to Carl possible. --------------------------------------------------- It has been so wonderful and a great blessing to meet with Carl and Yvonne at Feast time in Jerusalem for many, many years. It was a reunion I always looked forward to, when we shared things of the Lord. I would also wonder and anticipate what gems they would have to share. Some were serious, others so very funny and others informative. At an encounter in the latter category Carl shared his knowledge concerning the fruit fly - bananas have never been seen in quite the same light since then! We walked my neighbourhood together and my eyes saw it anew through Carl's eyes and it was never the same again. That was my experience of times spent with Carl - he saw things differently and his take on things seen, heard or talked about were rarely perceived in the ways I had originally (or never thought) about. He was kind, oh so kind, an encourager, very humorous, an instructor and always thought of others and offered a word in season. Sometimes it would be a funny story knowing that laughter would relieve Feast time tiredness. He had a way of then following it with a spiritual truth to challenge or encourage us on our way. He knew about so many things especially the words and ways of the Lord. I could have sat for ever, listening as he humbly and enthusiastically shared and expounded the Word of G-d. He taught me so much. He shone with Ruach ha Kodesh living in and through Him. That same ruach enabled him to sound the shofar in a truly Biblical and anointed way. Whilst marvelling at the gift Carl had to play the shofar, we sensed the holiness of G-d calling us to gather in His Name. Carl and Yvonne's great love for the L-rd G-d of Israel, and the Land and people of Israel provided another area of ministry. Their understanding and commitment led others to see for themselves that this is not an optional extra for some gentile believers. Again they led by example, always seeking new contacts so they could minister Abba's love through their artistic gifts to people with varying needs wiithin Israel. I witnessed how the L-rd reached out to these dear people, it was awesome - not a word I generally use. Carl's relationship with Yvonne and their love for each other gave others a wonderful example of how G-d intended marriage to be. With Carl's passing this profound and influential relationship dies. We can remember it, and the love they shared, in the days' ahead as we pray for Yvonne following the earthly parting from her beloved soul-mate. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family and thank you Carl and Yvonne for allowing G-d to make you the people you are. With thanksgiving for Carl's life and with love and sincere condolences to you and your family whilst remembering the eternal hope we have through Yeshua, Georgina.
One time I told Carl, "It can't be easy being you!" He understood me completely and he thanked me for "getting him." There was so much little boy, loving and thoughtful man, soldier, husband and father,leadership,wounds from the past and sensitivity wrapped in one human being. He loved the drama of worship and the majesty of it and he is no longer in the rehearsal; he is right in the midst of the real thing. He is praising God, all Heaven is cheering, the angels are singing praises, the Lord is the light of the city, magnificent robes and scenery, a blur of worship and Carl must be smiling with all satisfaction of being in the presence of the Lord where there is now no more darkness, no hurt, no pain, nothing but joy, peace and love. We love you Carl. Keep the door ajar a little for us!
I know that friends from all around the globe will be connecting as we join with Yvonne at Carl's Tribute tonight. Thank you, CA!
I loved Carl. From one year's Feast to the next, Carl's easy-going temperment and kindness were still in place. He could always be counted on to make the new feasties feel part of the gang, and he was so steady - no drama, which was such a big perk during the many stressful,last minute maneuvers of such an extravaganza! Not once did I ever hear him say an unkind word about anyone. I can close my eyes and clearly see him locking the big padlocked chain to the glass doors that guarded all of his stage production treasures! It was always a privileged adventure to be allowed to view parts of the paraphernalia he'd collected from his many expeditions into the obscure shops and alleys of Jerusalem - and only he knew exactly where and how it had all been obtained!
It has been a privilege to stand in faith with him, Yvonne, and the rest of our ICEJ family for these past several years. Carl fought a most valiant fight, and we all salute him with our love and admiration. Tonight, as those who knew him share their memories, I can only imagine what that dear man is doing, now that he is free to worship, praise,love and create in the face to face presence of his Yeshua! I have speculated on just how much of Heaven Carl must have already explored, at this point!
Yvonne, you were THE perfect helpmate for the unique, amazing, and lovable Carl. All of us will be praying for you as the dear Holy Spirit comforts you as you continue to run your course. With love, Diane (Feast Office)
Yvonne, family & Christian Assembly, It is with great sadness that I received the news of Carl's death. He will be so greatly missed in the Kingdom of GOD on this earth, but so greatly rejoiced in the Kingdom of Heaven. Carl loved praise & worship. He was so filled with God's love and joy! He was so kind - he always had a kind word for all! My sincere condolences to you all! In HIS love, Susan & Family
Thank you Abba for Carl Peters. I remember he was so nice the first time he ever met me he looked me in the eye and then embraced me. He attended my son, Gideon's birthday party in Jerusalem and showed him how to use his toy tools. My son has a giant stuffed lion named Carl because he adores him do much. I remember him playing the trumpet backstage at the Feast. I remember him holding my hand and praying for me when no one else cared. He was a treasure to this world and according to Gideon he had to go to heaven early because God wanted the best shofar players to play for Yeshua's grand entrance coming soon. Thank you, Abba for the gift of knowing and living Carl Peters. I am better for it.
My sincere and deepest heartful condolences on the passing of your beloved Carl.
I only met him once in Charlotte when he was at dance camp with you. I'll never forget his smile and his kind and calm spirit...it was LARGE to me. Just what I needed:)
I pray the Lord will continue to pour His lovingkindness, peace, and comfort out to you and your family during this time.
Bless you. Tenderly, Caryn Chandler
Carl was our mentor for the Prayer Watch for the Nation. He patiently shared with us how to have a consistent Watch that would be honoring to God. I have learned sooooooo much from both he and Yvonne, and I love them both dearly.
The main thing I know about Carl is that he and Yvonne always prayed for me and held/hold me in their hearts and that always gave me peace.
When Jacob was 15 to 18 months old he had two sentences I always remembered and they were "SABBA MAKE THE FIRE" and Coltrane (basset hound) DONT BITE THE BABY!
Carls soft voice is what I listened for because it contained a message stronger than I was often prepared to comprehend. Even if it was a simple fact it meant so much more coming from Carl because he was that of which he spoke. He not only said it but he lived it felt it nurtured it and ultimately shared it with us all in a way that was just for us.
I love you Carl and know just like Old Man Kenobe you are only stronger now.
Star Trek was your favorite show and all I can say is LIVE LONG AND PROSPER.
I Thank God for Carl's life. His love and joy in Christ was Contagious. I will always treasure the time I participated in his Prayer Watch workshop. The presence of God was so sweet; I couldn't beleive when he said the time was up. What a wonderful gift. I met him because of Yvonne-who God has used to help me learn to dance with Him. Yvonne you and your family our in my prayers. May you feel the power and strength of God's loving arms. I am hugging you in prayer!
It is a blessing to know Yvonne and Carl through the work of the ICEJ over the past 25 years. Especially in the last five with the Music Dept - I had the privilege of working with them in Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles celebration. One year, Carl let me help him making the stage safe for the dancers and I listened to his stories as he told them as a great storyteller would. You both have been missed, but we feel your presence in spirit. He is celebrating in a new position, a new place, a new body, and we rejoice with him! Much love to you Yvonne and family from Brian and Renae!
I remember a Morningstar event when an additional "Ark Carrier" was needed. I remember your smile when you told me your Carl asked where to start, where he needed to end up and how long did he have to get there. WAFV
Thank you for sharing the service through the live stream. My heart was there with you, dear Yvonne. Love you so very much, tiff
Dear Yvonne, We just finished watching the Celebration of Carl's Life on Ustream. We laughed, we cried, we are in awe of the life Carl lived. The impact he made on our lives will last the whole of it and we are grateful to have known him. He picked out the best shofar for us at Exaltation as we didn't have a clue :) After the evening service, he instructed us on how to play it along with some Biblical teaching. Throughout the years of The Feast at Beavercreek, Exaltation, and dance intensives we had a chance to glean from him little gold nuggets. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers Yvonne. Til we meet again Carl! Your friends Dow on the river, Debbie and Don Mohler
We just watched the video streaming of the service.
We send a hearty well-done for Malachi (Scott) and all the folks at Christian Assembly. Thanks for allowing us to be a part in real time of such an honorable memorial for a wonderful man and brother in the Lord !!! Wish we could have been there !!!
It was good to see Hannah and Chloe, Stephanie, Theresa, Kirk and Chuck in ministry again.
Our prayers will continue to be with you Yvonne !!!
We love you, and pray that the peace of God will be with you and your family. We know you'll miss him greatly as will we. He was a wonderfully gifted man of God with a multiplicity of talents and a heart as big as a watermelon.
Loved the picture presentation !!! Although age had it's toll on Carl the pictures showed that he remained the same throughout his life. What a neat guy you choose to share your life !!!
Love and blessings, Pete & Kay Williams ACTS of Praise ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles Banner Team
What a beautiful, heartfelt, honoring tribute to a man of Carl so deeply loved by so many! GO CARL!!! XXXXXOOOOO
Yvonne, what a wonderful way to celebrate a life. Thank you for allowing us to be a part. You and your family are and will continue to be in my prayers. Love you.
Carl definitely made me feel welcome as a new feastie in 2010. I am so blessed I got to meet Carl and work in stage production with him during the 2010 Feast. The Lord definitely pulled me out of a lot in 2010 and brought me to Israel. Carl was very patient with me during this time and always kind and encouraging. Every day he took the time to give me scripture to study and at the end of the day would talk about it with me. For this I am forever grateful and will always remember and miss you Carl.
Dear Yvonne, What a beautiful memorial service. I know Carl must be pleased!
One of my favorite Carl stories is the one he told me about after the helicopter crash. He created his own plan for recovery by surrounding himself with things like books and music that he felt were truly beautiful. (Philippians 4:8) One of these beautiful things was classical music. He said that he would listen to Mozart and Bach etc..for hours and that the beautiful sounds and harmonies helped him to get better. AMAZING! I always saw him as a 'miracle' after that conversation,like a 'angel' on borrowed time.
I am so glad Titta remembered Carl holding the Embassy Banner when Primeminister Rabin spoke. I remember that too! He truly 'saved the day' many times, backstage and on! As Scott mentioned tonight though,it did not matter if he was seen or not,or what job it was, because he was serving his Abba Father! I am sure he is helping to get things ready for us up there and blowing the Shofar before the throne!!
Bob and I will continue you to pray for you and your family during this very difficult time. One of my favorite scriptures is: "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Rev 21:4 I know your deep faith in this truth, and our faithful Lord will sustain you.
Love in Christ always, Valerie Henry
Of all the memories I have of Carl the one that I like the best is when Carl and I were sitting on the dock behind the New Port Richey house while Carla & Yvonne were making dinner. We were enjoying a cold beverage, while shooting locusts that were on the cat tails with a BB gun. We were just hangin out talking about the Lord, and what was going on in our lives. I remember Carl saying he would like to move somewhere with snow again, maybe Ohio. God gave him the desire of his heart. That was a good day.