Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
This Sunday December 11....TURKEY!!!
We are looking forward to our gathering this Sunday afternoon at 4 PM at the Troutdale House in Troutdale Oregon. We will enjoy a holiday meal, share about our India adventure, and worship.
If your last name begins with:
A-F Starch Side Dishes
G-M Salads, Vegetables, or Relishes
Carlene tells me these are only guidelines. If you have a recipe you really want to bring, ignore these suggestions!
We will provide both the turkey and ham, paper goods and drinks!
4 PM Dinner
5 PM India Report
6 PM Worship
We bless you this holiday season and look forward to seeing many of you!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Prophetic Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Song over Master Trainer Leaders
Marco: I have brought you into a greater level of understanding. You will see Angels around you. You will see them with your eyes.
Darrell: A song from the Lord from the father's heart. He will sing over you.
I love you. With a love that will never die.
I love you and I will be with you.
I will never leave you, I will walk by your side.
For I am in you and you in me says the Lord.
I will be your Shepherd, I will be your guide.
I will be your lover so look into my eyes.
Gaze on my beauty, the power of the Lord.
The witness of heaven as you walk in one accord.
Heaven will visit the villages of your land.
An open heaven will come down and transformed peoples hearts.
You will see the glory, you will see the Lord.
Transform and heal your people the glory of the Lord.
So receive the father's heart, a revelation of wisdom and understanding. See him with new eyes, the Love of your heart. I bless you with a revelation of the beauty of the Lord and his love for you. His sacrifice for you his heart for you. He will equip you with every good thing. We bless you! http://youtu.be/Mm_L66CzCKk http://youtu.be/448lKAMRXzw http://youtu.be/WVqfoll0RQw http://youtu.be/TL-bqeVJqf0 http://youtu.be/FkbCgodKssI http://youtu.be/uMPhatgRNpI http://youtu.be/WVqfoll0RQw http://youtu.be/lc2lEDK8wIE http://youtu.be/KyQDVwVzEts http://youtu.be/PjQ6WY2xjjM http://youtu.be/qWUl1MpjWfA http://youtu.be/RW5Hz-QBLn0 http://youtu.be/K5DgwW58X3U
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
In just over 24 hours, Carlene and I will begin a 31-hour journey by air and Jeep to New Delhi and Lucknow (Northern India not far from Nepal) arriving on what we believe is a pivotal assignment. We will join Rodrick Gilbert, a friend who has invited 15 men and women from Europe, Indonesia, and America to encourage 500 leaders. They represent nearly 1.8 million people in 15,000 house churches.
We have hosted Rodrick in our home and in several meetings over the past six years, and we believe Holy Spirit is net-working leaders all over the world for the purpose of encouragement in the spirit of humility. Rodrick simply follows Luke 10 where Jesus simply releases disciples to discover a man or woman of peace where He can work miracles. He has seen Light overcoming darkness especially in northern India where 85% of the population are Hindu or Muslims. These villages are being transformed. We are representing the Northwest and will share our life story, especially what we are learning about intimacy, worship and Kingdom relationships.
I'm inviting you to pray:
Whenever we speak, words would be given to us so that we will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel. (Paraphrased from Ephesians 6:19) Effortless travel connections Physical health and safety in travel and food Spiritual insight and divine wisdom and revelation in all that we do and say Deepening relationships with kingdom leaders Protection for family and friends at home Financial provision (We are grateful for those who have contributed to this trip)
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Carlene and I just returned from a five-day visit to Central Washington cities of Vantage, Chelan, Plain, and Wenatchee. We worshiped, prayed, fellowshiped, and told our stories with leaders and families. During two days in Vantage, we met with kingdom minded leaders from Seattle, Vancouver British Columbia, Spokane, and Portland, to build relationships and encourage one another. Each one of us literally set a stone in the context of 12 large stones Brian Stockdale erected overlooking the city and the Columbia River illustrating our passion and purpose to fit together. We enjoyed spending time with our friends Erin and Kelly Leggett who recently opened a wonderful restaurant in Chelan called Sojourners, and worshiped with a few of the city intercessors. We continued to Plain and visited with our friends Andrew and Becky Campbell and worshiped at the Plain Community Church... I even got to play the piano in this country church... it was wonderful! Plain and the Rainbow We are expectantly and confidently looking forward to what the Lord is building in these regions. India November 11-21 2011 Six years ago, God sent Rodrick Gilbert, an apostolic and national church planter from Delhi India, to the Pacific Northwest on a "friendraiser" with a word of encouragement from the Lord. Since meeting him, hearing about his contagious passion for the Pacific Northwest, spending time with him both here and in India, he has become our friend and we are convinced God is in this invitation to join Rodrick at his leader's conference November 13th-16th in northern India. Some 500 leaders will be attending and we, along with some leaders from Europe and Indonesia, will be sharing our stories in hopes of edifying and encouraging these believers who serve the Lord based on Luke 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvlxWUUytIk He has invited Carlene and I to bring to those leaders our passion to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. He has asked us to share our stories and revelations from the past 12 years on our journey into deeper intimacy with God. We look forward to meeting Rodrick, his family and the leaders. We will need to raise nearly $3000.00 for our expenses on this trip. Thank you for praying and if you'd like to support this trip you can use our pay pal account. Bless you, (and...for your amusement) PS Singing and signing at our wedding...we haven't stopped! Worship at the River Sunday, November 13 6pm (No Potluck this month)
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We are announcing a venue change for our 2nd Sunday gatherings beginning July 10. We'll continue with our potluck at 4pm and Worship in the gym beginning at 6pm.
More details to follow.
Carlene and I will be attending a Memorial for Matthew's Marine Division at Camp Pendleton CA this Friday, July 1. Thanks for praying for Matthew and his fellow Marines.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
For some time now I have been thinking about the best way to express my heart of thanksgiving for your contribution and prayers for my recent Japan experience. Last month at our monthly gathering, I gave a 50 minute audio report that I have posted here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10451891/Japan%20Report.mp3 .
But I wanted to send this note out to some of you who I do not have e-mail addresses for and wanted to write something with my own hand...refreshingly old school. I just received this note from several Japanese leaders:
Thank you once again for your investment. We gave the funds directly to a team of Japanese workers who used the funds to purchase cleaning supplies, rubber boots, and gloves. The devastation and difficult cleanup operations demand new supplies almost every day. This is a note from their leader:
I would like to thank you for coming to Japan. We all are encouraged and comforted by your visit. We will never forget your prophetic words for Japan.
Your messages made my spiritual life changed. I have always felt that the church has placed too much importance on service instead of worship. I know many servants (my Christian friends) got burnt out and left from the church. Praise the Lord for sending you to give us a clear understanding of how important it is to be a worshiper of Jesus Christ. I learned that the greatest commandment is worshiping Him.
Thank you for your visit here at Gospeltown. And it was great to be with you and I'm so thankful that we had a time to share each other. Thank you also for your generous gift to our ministry.
This week we had 99 people came for volunteer work and stayed here. We thank the Lord for their willingness to serve in the area affected by earthquake and tsunami. They came from different churches and different areas in Japan.
So in just two simple words: thank you.
Darrell and Carlene
Friday, May 06, 2011
In this simple greeting, we are identified as both friends and worshipers. We want to assemble together this Sunday evening for one simple reason. To celebrate our relational connections in love for one another, and our passion for Jesus.
Because our meeting falls on Mother's Day we want to modify our schedule:
4 PM Update with Darrell and Carlene (including encouragement from Japan trip)
5 PM Bring your favorite dessert to share (no potluck meal this month)
6 PM Worship Bring your favorite instrument!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thank you for praying for this beautiful country...and for the Lord's grace, leadership, and protection . Before I began this trip, several friends gathered to ask the Lord how to pray for Japan. In fact, many of you have asked the same question. What follows is a crafted prayer based on what we collectively heard from the Lord. I am a big fan of listening and crafting such prayers, and when I shared this prayer with the people of Japan, all of them bore witness to the fresh revelation and peace it brought to their hearts. Please join us in continuing to pray for Japan.
The Lord gave me an assignment in obedience to the prayer, and the following 2 minute video is the result.
Crafted prayer for Japan and the Earth’s Plates
The following prayer is crafted by Don Howard; a geologist; regarding the
potential of an earthquake on the West Coast of the USA.
Thank you Lord for this beautiful planet that You have made for us. Just like us, You have made it to grow and develop and change. Lord, we applaud Your thoughtfulness and Your design. You have directed that we have authority and dominion over the Earth [Psalm 8], and have charged us to be good stewards of it [Gen, 9:1-11]. We want to bless that design. You have said that it is good, and we come into agreement with your assessment. We ask You to watch over it and keep it working as You designed it to work. We speak to the [tectonic] plates and ask that they slide smoothly beside and upon each other. We come against anything that would block that motion and interrupt their smooth functioning.
Lord, we acknowledge and repent for the mistakes that we have made in being responsible stewards of our planet. Thank you Lord for educating us and showing us how Your creation operates.
Let Japan acknowledge You created their land, and may they respond to the grace and divine favor You desire to pour, like healing oil, over the land. You promised if we would seek Your Face, and humble ourselves and pray....you would heal our land. [2 Choronicle 7:14]
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thank you for praying for Japan. Yesterday during worship I noticed the speaker stands beginning to sway as we began to experience a series of aftershocks. This is not entirely unusual but it was certainly different for me. I began to look for a safe place to protect myself. Most of the people continued to worship with passion. For many years I have sung Be Still and Know..... But never in the middle of an actual earthquake.
The Lord begin to speak to me that the safest place is in Him. I have much to learn.
The believers in Japan are trusting God for protection and strength. It is a joy to worship with them during this time of shaking.
Many believers are experiencing an openness to the gospel in Japanese pre-Christians. It is a joy to encourage comfort and strengthen the church in Japan.
Tomorrow I leave for the island of Okinawa for three days and then visit the damaged areas North of Tokyo and will hope to encourage workers as well as displaced people who have lost all they own.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I have meetings the first three days in Tokyo and then will travel to see some of the devastated regions.....then Okinawa. Our son Matthew will be returning from Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon and Carlene will greet him as he arrives.
This entire nation is on edge. Everyone is trying to just continue with life but there is a palatable sense of uneasiness and fear of the unknown. I believe my primary assignment is to declare to the nation the goodness and mercy of God. I have told many that thousands of believers in America and around the world are praying for them.
Pray specifically for:
grace and safety in all travel
wisdom and revelation for just the right words to bring comfort to the people that I speak to
mercy and grace for the nation of Japan.
You may know that, at the end of World War 2 many leaders in Japan called for missionaries to come and establish churches in the country devastated by atomic disaster. The nation of Japan faces another atomic disaster and we do not want to miss the open door to declare the goodness and love of the Father.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Sunday, March 06, 2011
We are sorry we have not communicated with our email friends as much. We have spoken together (Carlene is an excellent speaker) and worshiped in youth meetings, small prayer groups, a Phlipino workers group with Mongolian pastors, large and small churches and in several home groups. We have felt the prayers of all of you. These pictures are from a 2 day seminar. We have had very few breaks and even today (Monday) I have ben invited to a small groups of 30 pastors to be with Randy Clark. One of Pastor Park's friends will host Mike Bickle so there has been a real focus on Korea. We even got to spend an afternoon with "Esther" a leader from North Korea we met in 2005. We are anxious to fly home and share more of what Holy Spirit is doing in this nation and around the world. We have met a key leader from Pakistan, and even on our hour walk around Seoul yesterday, met a studentfromTunisia.Come to Korea and meet the world.
Many divine connections and future contacts as we partner together for coming harvest.
Bless you and will give more of a report next Sunday at Worship at the River (4pm potluck and 6pm Worship)
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
Any Volunteers to bring dessert? Email Carlene: firstname.lastname@example.org.