Saturday, April 28, 2007


Dear Friends and Family,

Just a quick update regarding our ministry focus for the next eight days or so. We safely arrived in Cabo yesterday afternoon, and our friends Mike and Kathy Nedelisky picked us up from the airport. They are graciously hosting us for a few days in their beautiful palopa... a home with an open patio-like atmosphere with a palm leaf roof. (It's amazing what a simple pound of Starbucks coffee will get you!) We are looking forward to ministering seven times in different fellowships and simple churches within a 25 mile radius surrounding this beautiful Baja region in southern Mexico.

The beauty of this land is reflected in the heart and character of the indigenous Mexican leaders we have been fortunate to meet. We are continually surprised at the connections and relationships the Lord has pre-arranged. When we first met with pastors and leaders several years ago, I was surprised to be greeted by a Mexican pastor and his American-born wife. She introduced herself to me, and said that when she, Kaari was a young girl, I was her worship pastor. It turned out Carlene and her mother, Judy Hilman, were a part of a homeschooling group and food coop in Gresham/Easthill and remembered both of us. We are looking forward to sharing with their church May 6th. We have also met leaders who have worked with Heidi and Rolland Baker and have a vision for establishing orphanages and schools with the poor in this area of Mexico.

Please pray for both Carlene and I, that we will discern accurately what the Holy Spirit's agenda is. We know He wants to bring specific words of encouragement for church leaders...especially the young people we will be encountering during this week. There is a discernible hunger for worship and intimacy in many of these leaders, and Carlene and I want to partner with them in a collective and corporate desire for more of His Presence to manifest in this region.

We bless you and thank you for your prayers and support.

Darrell and Carlene
Don't forget Worship at the River...Sunday, May 13th at 6pm.

Monday, April 16, 2007

A prophetic word from Larry Randolph to the Pacific NW Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 Larry Randolph
I feel I hear the Lord saying prophetically:
“I have called this region. I have called peoples of this region to be on the “cutting edge” of the purposes that I’ve intended before the foundations of the world. I call the churches in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve given prophetic words to men and women over the last decades and I’ve said, behold I intend a new thing in the Pacific Northwest. And I’ve sent showers on top of showers of rain an abundance of rain an outpouring and many have yet missed it and said, “That’s just the way it is for us”. And the Lord says, no. Noah’s flood I’m offering to you. The rain in My Spirit I’ve offered you and it’s just a precursor to that that’s to come. Cause I desire to open the fountains of the deep and the windows of Heaven in this place. Here in this church, here in this city, here in this region. And I’m about to show you what it really means to live as I’ve created you to live. I’m about to take the boxes that you’ve been living in and the circles that you’ve been hiding under and I’m about to break them asunder. I’m about to take the hammer of My Word and knock the ends out of the boxes. I’m about to release you from the prisons of confinement and the constraints that have kept you in the sameness theology that you’ve been living in”.
And you have said, “Lord will You do it? How can You do it? Lord, when will it happen”?
And I believe the Lord says, “It has begun. It’s already begun. You just don’t know it. Because I’m calling in this area a creative anointing. I’m calling a original anointing. I’m getting you in touch with the creative pulse of Heaven. And I’m going to do something extraordinary. Haven’t you noticed how I’ve positioned the marketplace here? And how the riches people in the world live here. And the most creative and innovative technical people are in this area. Haven’t you got a clue says the Lord? Cause as it is in the natural so it is in the Spiritual. Don’t you know that I’m going to advance technology in this region and I’m going to even move more men and women of influence into this region”?
And you said, “Lord why”?
“I say, as it is done in the natural it is in the Spirit. As it is done in the marketplace it is done in the Church. And I’m going to bring the Church to a new place of creativity; a new place of inventiveness. And I’m going to cause witty inventions to come out of the Church and creative expressions to come out of the Church. I’m going to kick the doors of constraint and the doors of confinement down. And out of the Church is going to come glorious, progressive, on the “cutting edge”, expressive, never seen before, unprecedented move of the Spirit of God in this place, in this region. For I have spoken over the Pacific Northwest by prophets for decades now and I’ve declared it and they have declared it. You’ve heard it and said we’ve heard it’s been declared. The Lord says, enough with the declaring, let’s start the doing. I’m going to cause the doing to begin to happen. And you’re going to do, you’re going to do, you’re going to do. And you’re going to embrace and you’re going to do, you’re going to embrace and you’re going to do. And I’m going to cause an accelerated thing to happen in this region. And it shall happen with a great shaking in 07. You shall see. The region shall shake and the grounds shall shake”.
And you’ll say, “What is this”?
And the Lord shall say, “This is the beginning. This is the beginning of what I’m about to do. Because I’m shaking everything that can be shaken so that which remains, only remains”.
And you said, “Lord why”?
And the Lord says, “Cause I’m shaking you out of your sleep cause the Scripture says, “Arise and shake yourself, arise”. Isaiah the prophet says, “Arise and awake you that sleep and God shall give you life”. For I am waking the Church in this area. And I’m awakening your intellect. I’m awakening your passions. I’m awakening your spirit. I’m awakening your heart. I’m awakening every nuance of your personality. I’m awakening old visions and old dreams and bringing them into a new context. I’m awakening your passion. I’m awakening your destiny. There is an awakening happening in this area says the Spirit of the Lord. And you’re going to see it in incredible, incredible, incredible, incredible, incredible expression. So get ready in 2007 get ready for Me to begin to express Myself in a new way. You will step over a marker at the end of this year when Christmas passes and January 1 begins there will be a change in the atmosphere over this region. And you will feel the shift. It will be a shift. It will be a shift in the Spirit realm. It will be a shift in the kingdom of principalities. It will be a shift in all the other things. There shall be even a technical shift in this region and you’ll feel technology take a new accelerated pace; something extraordinary in the realm of technology once again is going to emerge from this part of the nation. And it shall redirect the course of history and industry and monies and corporate America because the Lord says, I’m going to do it again. I’m going to give the wisdom here again. So get ready for that. And get ready for stuff that you’ve never even imagined that you could embrace or put your arms around. Cause I’m causing an army to come from this area. And the Lord says, haven’t you got it? Why would I plant the international and the headquarters for Women’s Aglow in this area? Why would I put the riches people in this area? I’m doing something as a microcosm of what I’ve called in this area. So the Lord says, there’s an army of destiny arisers, an army of women arising that are anointed and equipped that have leadership in apostolic and prophetic and pastoral anointings on their life and I’m causing this epicenter in this place to begin to shake with a move of God and out of here is going to come a progressive model of what I’m about to do. Because I’m linking technology with spirituality and I’m linking the genders and I’m linking the denominations and the mindsets. And there’s going to be a coming together of minds in this area and there shall be a spiritual think tank. But not only a think tank but a “do” think tank. I’m going to cause you to do. I’m going to cause you to think first and then to do. But it is in the doing that I’ll establish the thinking and it is in the doing that will establish the expression of what I’m doing. And I will establish the model of My Kingdom and it is in the doing of something so extraordinarily different. So don’t model after other moves of God. Don’t try to figure out what I’m doing in the rest of the nation. Don’t even wonder what I’m doing in the countries that are around you. Just say, God what are You doing in this region? What is indigenous to this region? What is created for this region? What is right for us as a people? Give us something that no one else has ever had. Give us something that is ours that we can own. The Lord says, I’ve heard that from your heart. And I said Amen. I will. You’re about to see it. And the door of opportunity is opening to that in February to March of 07. And you’re going to begin to walk through that door into a broad place of expression and creativity and I shall change the climate in this area. I shall change the climate in the natural but I shall change the climate in the Spiritual and the climate of the Church in this area. And the Lord says I shall bring Holy Spirit oil on the hinges of the Church doors in this region and they shall open without noise. And they shall open with ease and the doors will swing open and the peoples will begin to flow into here. And no longer will it be said that Washington is an unchurched state. It shall be said that Washington is a place of believers and it’s an epicenter of revival of what God is doing. For I shall pour it out into Oregon and into the other states and even south you shall see the revival fire spreading in this region”.
And you shall say, “Lord why”?
And the Lord says, “To you if I told you you wouldn’t understand because it’s tied into geography and principalities and the Kingdoms and a lot of things you wouldn’t get and more than that into My deciding and into My intentions. So the Lord said, no more questions. No more prayers about it. No more complaints about it. Just consider it done because it is done and it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done, it is done. And the Lord says you shall know”.
You shall say, “Lord there is a change of guard”.
Because the Lord says, “In the next few years there shall be a people of visibility pass on to the next life. It shall be a sudden thing. Some of you will say, what was that? And the Lord says, it’s going to be a sign that the old is passing and the new is coming. There’s things that are passing away in the public limelight in this region in the next few years cause there is a change of guard and a transition of power in this region says the Spirit of the Lord. So get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, put your running shoes on, get your briefcase and your purse ready, get ready, get your car running spiritually because I’m about to drive you on a tour like you have never been on before and I’m going to drive you into places you’ve never been before”.
And you said, “Lord we have no other place to go but into the Ocean”.
And the Lord said, “I’m going to bring it right into the waters. You’re going to see it’s going to jump the waters. It’s going to go up to the north. It’s going to touch the Alaska coastline too. And you’re going to see the shaking of the Lord and the hand of the Lord in all of this. But more than that you’re going to see the release of Lord, as I release an explosion of supernatural expression all the way from mid-Alaska down the coastline through the extreme west of Canada all the way down into California and it shall be the hand of the Lord. Big it shall be. Big it shall be. But they shall say, where did it come from? And the Lord says, from the epicenter. And they shall say, where is the epicenter? And they’re going to say Pacific Northwest is the epicenter of what God is doing in the region”.
So Lord we receive that.
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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Korea's Destiny

Rick Joyner
November 22, 2005

Used by permission

Korea is going to be one of the most strategic focuses of the world in the times ahead. We need to understand the spiritual reasons for this. South Korea has become one of the world’s greatest bastions of Christianity. The Korean church is one of the strongest in the world and is being used to give strength and resolve to Christians around the world. It is for this reason that the devil intends to destroy South Korea through a nuclear destruction. Just as the well-equipped and watchful military forces along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) have been a restraint in the natural, the alert spiritual watchmen and intercessors have kept the enemy at bay. However, the stalemate must soon end. We must pray for what the enemy intends for evil to be turned into a great victory for the gospel—the reuniting of North and South Korea.

There will be a time when the doors to great change will be open in North Korea. There will be the opportunity for the two nations to be reunited, and if they do, Korea will become one of the most powerful nations on earth, both spiritually and economically. This will help the economy of Northeast Asia become the second most powerful region in the world, economically surpassing both Japan and Germany. It will also become a stabilizing influence to the nations through the great chaos that is coming.

Though South Korea is now a maturing democracy, both North and South Korea have experienced much oppression in their history. Yet, the Koreans have maintained a remarkable respect for authority that will enable them both to be a great light to the nations in the times ahead when lawlessness is spreading. God has gifted the Korean people with great wisdom and endurance for a future that will be a bright light to many in the dark times. The great danger will be if the watchmen become weary and let down their guard before the time.

A youth movement will also arise in Korea that will produce some of the great Christian leaders for the last days. The enemy has laid many traps for this movement which is destined to touch so many. There is safety for this movement in honoring the fathers and mothers of the faith, and in loving the Scriptures.

Trustworthy prophets will be raised up for the church in Korea, and they will help impart and keep the vision. However, there are many who seek this office that have not been called to it and are bringing confusion to many. These also need to be recognized and marked as those who are sowing confusion, not true vision. These can be recognized by the teaching of James 3:13-18:

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

The Lord wants to give Korea peace and unity. However, compromise is not the way of peace or unity. True peace and unity will only come from steadfastness, endurance, and the resolve to never compromise basic convictions, while at the same time being respectful of those who are still in bondage, and generous to them when they open the door.

The Lord is also going to raise up a new political leadership in South Korea, who is not given to compromise, but will nonetheless impart great vision and hope for the future to the people, and extend a strong hand of friendship to those who will give up their evil intent.

Korea, which has been so humbled throughout history, will be an example in the last days of how the Lord will raise up the valleys and low places while the mountains and hills are being brought down. Those who have known such oppression will love liberty and be used to set many others free. For this reason Korean Christians will become known as some of the great “freedom fighters” in our times.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Our ENTIRE Korea Pic Collection


If you'd really can gaze at your heart's content on all our pics from our trip!
(you won't offend us if you don't look at 'em all)

Darrell and Carlene

April 2007

Dear Friends,

It is tempting to use the usual superlatives in an effort to describe the last several weeks of our South Korean speaking tour. We crisscrossed the country by air, bullet train, bus, taxi, cars... and met wonderful new friends with a passion for worship, obedience, and a willingness to step in to our spiritual inheritance in this current season. The Holy Spirit was faithful in each event, and Carlene and I ministered side-by-side every meeting. I was so proud of her as she preached and prayed for many. (see collection of pics)

We are home now and attempting to recover from a whirlwind of travel and time changes, but wanted to thank you for covering us with your prayers. Both of us look forward to sharing a report this Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at our regular Worship at the River gathering in Troutdale.

Last month during our Worship at the River meeting, the Holy Spirit brought forth a word which I summarized this way:

It is time to March forward. As in C. S. Lewis's parable The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the season of "always winter but
never Christmas" is over. Your winter of discontent is over. When
Aslan (the Christ figure in the story) makes an appearance, He brings
an ever so slight change in the atmosphere... the temperature has
shifted .... springtime and new life has began. We must step into this
season with confidence because Lord is birthing beautiful NEW LIFE.

I believe we are living in a season where many believers are increasingly sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit. When you hear an encouraging prophetic word, the Holy Spirit often uses the same language to convey it through outside voices. We received many such replies to this word. I received this encouraging confirmation a few days later in a Internet column written by Lee Grady, the editor of Charisma magazine:

".. Many of us are oblivious to God's seasonal changes. He even releases His new song over us to bring us into a new level of joy and purpose. He wants to move us forward. God is the one who made the seasons (see Gen. 8:22), and He created springtime to remind us that He has renewing power. No matter how much death winter brings or how bleak the landscape becomes, there comes a time when buds peak out of the snow, animals venture out of their hibernation, and birds return to nest and is our choice to embrace this spiritual springtime.....the devil, like the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, tells us that life must forever remain a frozen wasteland of unanswered prayers and dashed hopes. God loves to shout over us, "The winter is past" (Song 2:11).

But even more importantly, we heard from many of you. Following are some of your edited comments and replies:

It does resonate w/ me; not sure if it's for me or if I just want it to be. My winter has been the better part of 10 years, and it was an awfully cold fall before that. Not that the Lord hasn't seen us all the way thru it w/ grace, provision, kindness, faithfulness, etc.; He totally has, and I am so grateful.

March 11 was a very strategic shift and ending of an 11 year battle for our ministry. The LION of JUDAH is roaring. Trusting the LORD to open the gates of the cities, the portals of heaven and the doors of salvation.
Much love in YESHUA,

Yes that word resonates with me too even though I no
longer live in the NW. Spring time is here and the
flowers are blooming. Let the ice melt from our hearts
and a new season of joy begin!

A winter's spell cast
by robin's bright breast
As soggy earth moves
for crocus bright bloom
Earth and sky now speak
in whispered voice sweet
"Spring is near"

As I was walking, the Lord was speaking to me about the shedding of winter and the coming of Spring. A season of new growth and new life. Animals shed their winter coats as the weather warms. It is uncomfortable for them. It itches and they rub their bodies against anything available in an attempt to speed the process along. Eventually the last of the old dull winter coat is gone, and in it's place is a bright new clean coat. The new garment. I also find myself anxious to be rid of this dull coat and dressed in my new garments! Bring on the season of redressing!
Jan/Feb were HARD for me this year...rain, rain, rain...and serotonin dips in my brain chemistry...
The turning point for me was the week-end of our church council retreat Mar. 4th of our retreat... "March Forth"

We look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday evening!

Darrell and Carlene