06.07.2004, Monday ~ Shawn and I departed Portland Oregon Metro area around 1:30 PM. On the way to Spokane, Washington he drove through rain, hail, wind and dust storms, obviously in the midst of a powerful storm for this time of year. I am beyond grateful to be traveling with my son and that he would be managing all of the driving responsibilities.
During Shawn's first year in life, I brought him to Spokane for the Expo World's Fair May 4-November 3, 1974, As he was born in April and my journey was during the summer, these are not memories he holds. Although life has held many challenging moments, Shawn has remained a true son for which I give thanks daily.
Signs along the way:Forward air, new road, keystone 30, capstone, and eagle.
We met Constance, HGRM Intercessor Spokane for dinner, and then stopped by her home to see her "banner room" as Constance is a maker of beautiful banners for the GLORY of the LORD! Simply a divinely delightful time to reconnect and share in the joys of the LORD!
Signs along the way: IT IS TIME FOR A WAKE UP CALL! (2x) That was from the LORD!
We stayed with my brother and his family in Spokane before heading east to Montana. The afternoon held a wonderful tour of the Spokane Airport, as my brother works for a company that contracts the electrical lighting (runway lights) for the airport. We entered through the security gates and I learned very quickly about "concrete aprons" and the "double yellow death line - if you cross you are banned from the airport for life." I loved watching the airplanes and helicopters land and take off.....up close!
06.09.2004, Wednesday ~ We departed from Spokane about noon, headed to Kellogg, Idaho, after a little scenic cruise, realizing that we needed to be in Wallace just a few miles up the road for Shawn to meet with his friends at Firehouse Coffee Shop.
We drove through thunder, lightning, rain and hail storm north of Missoula before arriving at Dustin and Rebecca’s around 6 PM for the first HGR Branch One, Lolo family picnic. A divinely delightful evening of a home-style family barbeque with family worship concluding the memorable evening.
06.10.2004, Thursday ~ Deborah, Dorothy, Shawn and I met Jennifer at the Mustard Seed for lunch in Missoula then we returned to Lolo to prepare for HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gathering. A surprise birthday party is planned for HIS Glory Reigns first birthday, two ordinations, teaching, in addition to giving away flags and Glory Rings. It is so very exciting!
When we arrived, the church was hosting an open casket viewing in the sanctuary where the microphone stand and music stand were located. Therefore, Shawn and Deborah experienced the discomfort of interrupting the viewing and getting the needed equipment. Mercy JESUS. Gratefully the viewing was over by the time we began worship.
My prayer for every HIS Glory Reigns Gathering is that GOD’s families would come together and worship in spirit, truth and freedom. The evening schedule was reversed with the teaching portion first, then Brandon received a Glory Ring, followed by Larry and Nancy receiving the Missoula, Montana Glory Ring and the Japan Glory Ring. We then gave flags to everyone for worshiping at home and taking a stand for JESUS in their neighborhood. The Holy Spirit has anointed Shawn with reconciliation and restoration worship that brings families together and calls the prodigals home releasing unity, peace, grace, favor and harmony. Glory to GOD! This is the second time, my son Shawn has been positioned to travel with me in ministry to Montana. My heart is to demonstrate that we are a family that worships together.
Following the hour of divine worship was the Ordination of Dorothy and Grace. It was huge blessings to have their husbands participate in the Ordination service. The evening came to a close with a First Birthday Party for HGR Branch One, Lolo. The leadership team including Dorothy, Rebecca, Grace and Deborah opened gifts, blew out candles and we all enjoyed Birthday Cake! Celebrate!
06.11.2004, Friday ~ Unexpectedly, I awakened with a high fever and intense physical pain, immediately I realized the day would have a different agenda. As one who is accustomed to walking in divine health, this was extremely abnormal. (It was the first and last time that I was too ill to facilitate a ministry event in over 22 years of ministry at this writing.) Deborah facilitated the HIS Glory Reigns leadership meeting in the morning while I became very well acquainted with the family room couch. In the late afternoon, Shawn and Deborah went to set up the workshop in Missoula with Nancy.
06.12.2004, Saturday ~ For the first time in the history of this ministry, since I held the first workshop in 1997, I was unable to hold a workshop. The fever raged and my skin became the color wet sheet rock. Deborah took my detailed notes and stepped into my shoes for a day. Dorothy facilitated the product and guest registration table. Ten women from four different cities in Montana participated (Lolo, Missoula, Helena and Columbia Falls) in the workshop. All but one of the Glory Rings made at the workshop was brought to me to take home to record the prophetic words.
06.13.2004, Sunday ~ The third day on the couch with a fever….mercy JESUS.
06.14.2004, Monday ~ Gratefully, Shawn drove us home or I would have been in Montana for another week. The trip home is barely a memory…grateful to be home in my space and place. It is challenging enough to travel and stay with others…being ill only made it more difficult. The illness was warfare related, to some known as a spirit of infirmity. The fever finally broke the next day and a week or so later my strength returned.
Grateful for the prayers of the righteous that continue to sustain HGRM.