Thursday, January 28, 2016

Great Outreach

Happy Day blogger community!  I just wanted to give you a quick report on our outreach to Vegas.  It was wonderfully successful.  We did some serious penetrating of light in darkness at the annual Pornography Convention.
Patricia Giving A Word
We had over five salvation, even though we were not to overtly share the gospel with people.  We had many, many lives touched at our booth through prayer walks, love, prophetic words, words of encouragement & hope and dream interpretation.  A person would come to our booth, spin the wheel and whatever word they landed on (freedom, faith, dreams, etc.) we would give them a bright colored bracelet with their word on it and then prophesy or speak words over them.   Here is a photo of Patricia ministering a word to a playboy bunny.  One time an entire row
Vegas Outreach Team
of these girls (bunny's) were in line and passing by our table and I began to shout out to them words of affirmation, declaring who they were created to be, etc.  Their entire countenance shifted - they loved coming to our booth.  We were like no other booth at the convention.  I have stories but will not go into details on my blog at this time.  Suffice it to say - God met people and met us.  I also enjoyed getting to know a few of the ladies from my community a bit better.  Had a great 5-6 hour road trip to Vegas in my mini van. 
The Angels:  Ryeo, Genevieve & Nita
My prayer/ministry partners were Ryeo, Genevieve and myself.  We named ourselves "The Angels" after Charlies Angels, cuz I had a picture of us with our hair blowing in the wind and walking in a line of three across, praying in tongues, shifting atmosphere's and going after darkness.  Super thankful for the outreach and would go again in a heartbeat!  

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Lion and the Lamb - Brian Johnson(Bethel Church)

As I prepare for my Vegas Outreach this song is pregnant with declaration over my trip.  Just declaring it and believing for  "our God who comes to save is ready to set the Vegas captives free - for who can stop the Lord Almighty!!  Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah - He's roaring with power and fighting our battles."  As I was posting this, my daughter woke up and was in tears as she had a warfare dream - Our God is the Lion and He is roaring at injustice, pain, addiction, hopelessness and captivity.  He is breaking chains and setting captives free all over the world this day!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Guide Me . . .

This morning I  wrote up this little declaration for a friend, regarding being directed by the Lord.  I thought maybe some of you may want to declare it over your day/circumstances if you are needing direction in a certain area. :-)

God you say,  “you will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths you will guide them.  You will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are things you will do, you will not forsake me.  I will not hunger or thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on me.  For you have compassion on me and will guide and lead me beside springs of water.  For you guide me always and satisfy my needs and strengthen my frame.  I will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”   Today, God I receive your guidance along unfamiliar paths.  Thank you for turning darkness into light before me and making rough places smooth.  Thank you that you will not forsake me, as I look to you for direction and leading.  I delight in your compassion towards me and receive the refreshing that comes from being led beside springs of living water.  Thank you for the promise that you guide me always and satisfy my needs, strengthening me now as I wait for your leading.    

The Lord  says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Father, I receive your teaching and directing into the very BEST of all that you have prepared for me to walk in.  

Thank you, Lord, for your direction.   Direct my footsteps now according to your word.  Let me walk in the path of your commands for there I find delight. Thank you, that my steps are directed by you, Lord. Thank you, for your unfailing love and that you refresh my soul. Guide me Father, in your counsel and your truth, and teach me for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long. You are my rock and my fortress, guide me now along the right paths for your name sake, that you would be lifted up and exalted in every situation.  

Holy Spirit, thank you that you are the Spirit of Truth and you guide me into all truth.  Thank you that you speak only what you hear from the Father.  Please, guide me and direct me now into all truth in everything I am facing today.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thank you!!

Just an update for you who are praying . . .so happy to report, that the girl I blogged about yesterday at my daughter's school was found this morning and was back in school by this afternoon.  I am thrilled to report that there was some major prayer by the saints for this girl and she was found.  Thank you so much, to those of you who prayed for her safe return.  We live in a corridor of trafficking and when a child can not be found, it's a serious situation!  Thank you so much for stepping up in prayer!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Love on Vegas

I am excited about a road trip that I will be taking the middle of January to Las Vegas to attend a Pornography Convention.  I know right!  Crazy!  I am joining a group who's goal is to go into the darkness of the Adult Film Industry and share the Extreme Love of Jesus with those who need an encounter with Him.  Our goal is to minister to those who are trapped in sexual addiction, with dream interpretation, the prophetic, words of destiny and more.  We will be renting a booth right inside the Expo ministering to event attendees and pornography workers.  At night we will have teams on the streets, reaching young girls trapped in "the industry" and walking among those in need.

I will be driving my mini van full of women to Vegas for this event. My mandate personally for this trip has been to Love, so I am looking forward to loving on some people at this convention.  I am also looking forward to getting to know some of the gals in my community a bit deeper as we plunge into prayer, ministry and fun together.   Say a prayer for me, for them . . . Jesus loves porn addicts and those trapped in the Industry and wants to set them free.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Destiny Hope @ 14
This week my daughter, Destiny, turned fourteen.  I would think that thirteen was the big year, kind of a teen right of passage, but fourteen seemed bigger to her.  She kept reminding me that she was going to be fourteen and when I look back on photos of her, she seems to be such a different person than just a couple years ago.  Everyone warns you that your children will grow-up so fast, but I don't know that we can ever fully prepare for it.

This year, Destiny declared that she thought it was the "best birthday ever"!  I love it when my kids declare "best" over any given day.  And when I asked her why, her response was priceless . . . "because I got to share Jesus".

Love Letter From God
Destiny's birthday morning dawned bright and too early.  We always do a special breakfast and gifts and at 6:00 in the morning she was sitting at the table ready for a "party"!  :-)  After a little celebration of her, she got ready for school and shared with us, that this year for her birthday she had asked Jesus for one person to share Him with that day.  The day before she had typed up a love letter from Father God:
and distributed it through out her public school.  Kids were visibly touched and moved by this letter.  Then for her birthday she decided to give love notes away and she sat with Holy Spirit and wrote down the names of people that He highlighted and then a word from Him for each of them.  Then she passed them out as "gifts" on her birthday.  This also moved through the student body with a tender response.  The kids kept their notes and treasured them.  And God gave her the desire of her heart.  One of the students came to her and began asking her about her faith and she began to share with Him about Jesus along with those who were sitting around them.  They had a good talk about faith, prayer the Bible, etc.  Destiny was ecstatic that her prayer had been answered and she had been given a very real and tangible opportunity to share Christ.  So, after a day full of giving and a belly full of her favorite Indian food, she pronounced her birthday the BEST (and she has had some pretty fun one's previously).   Destiny also got to spend a little time this week with one of her favorite people, Ms. Melody, who babysat her since she was three and is like family to us.  Melody moved away to Arizona a few years back and we were delighted to find her in Phoenix and re-connect.
Destiny & Melody

The beginning of this year, Destiny had an encounter with Jesus that was pretty powerful and lasted a couple hours.  In this encounter she saw/felt God put His fire inside of her.  She is excited for this new year and looking forward to what God has on the horizon.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Birthday Bonus

Had  a lovely birthday weekend with my husband and kids. It was a bonus weekend as my daughter's birthday is in a couple days, so we all celebrated!  Destiny wanted to go to the snow for her birthday but the forecast was no snow at the sledding slopes, so we went to Mexico instead.

We went exploring the ocean beach that is closest to us - Rocky Point, Mexico.  The trip had a couple rocky places (excuse the pun) but for the most part was absolutely lovely.  I got really sick but the fam prayed me through it, so that was a bit rough but ended a-okay!  We also witnessed what looked like some pimping of young girls so I spoke with one and we walked and prayed with
Birthday Girl - Getting Some FUN Attention! 
watchful eyes some of the others.  I always tell my kids, that if you see something that is "off" or not right, it's an Invitation.  God is inviting you to do something and everything can start with prayer!   

Aside from those two hick-ups, we had a lovely time.  I love it, on my birthday, when my kids are absolute angels.  They refuse to fight/bicker (usually) and are on their best behavior so I have a good birthday! Super cute! We enjoyed walking the beach, eating good food, shopping at the little shops, swimming in the hotel pool and being together.  We drove around the areas that were the poorest of the poor with people living in shacks.  We explored the condo area of town looking for our next place to stay.  We were only there for one night and two days but we made the most of our time, filling every moment with exploration and memories.
A REAL Pina Colada 
We miss our Oregon beach that we have went to for years (Haystack Rock/Cannon Beach) so this is now our New Normal and we are scouting it out and looking forward to many more visits. First thing on our list . . . learn to speak Spanish!!! :-)

I was touched by the many texts, phone calls, emails, FB messages and packages on our door step when I arrived home.  You who are family and friends really did amazing at remembering my birthday this year.  Sometimes it's easy to forget right after
A Lavish, Loving God - Kisses From My Husband
Christmas but this year my friends/family rocked it!  I even heard from my brother in Liberia Africa.  I think this was the record year for birthday songs on voice mail and Voxer! :-)  One of the most meaningful gifts this year was a song that my niece, Nessa Mae, wrote and sang to me.  Wow - doesn't get much better than that!  God is good to me and has lavished His love on me!
Sunset In Mexico