Journal of Joy ~ Redmond, Oregon, USA ~ February 2, 2013
Beginning Glory Ring Workshop
Once again, I received an unexpected gift the day before the Workshop in the form of prophetic word, eight scarves and a nautical chart ~ titled: “Uncharted Waters.” This Glory Ring Workshop marked coming full-circle by facilitating a Workshop in Redmond, Oregon as I had when I lived here 15 years ago in 1998. Although, experientially, I find that finite cannot completely embrace infinite, my heart is intentionally focused on the plans of the LORD and HIS destiny for my life. Following a sabbatical in 2012 and now being in post-surgery mode, I did not feel strong enough to do this Workshop and knew fully in advance it would require the faithful prayers of HGRM Intercessors, plus the sustaining strength of the LORD GOD and HIS holy angels.
02.01.2013, Friday ~ As I reside in the area, I was thankful to avoid the usual mode of travel through airports. Dolly and Mona came over in the afternoon and loaded all the suitcases and boxes with Worship Instruments and workshop supplies. We devoted a couple of hours to set up. They graciously lifted everything, as no lifting allowed post-surgery yet. The Beginning Glory Ring Workshop was held at Zion Lutheran Church where we found the facilities provided everything we needed.
02.02.2013, Saturday ~ We gathered at 8:00 AM to put the final touches on the set up. Technology now allows me to combine a Power Point presentation with a music program for worship on my laptop, which has made this part of ministry much easier than when I was here 15 years ago (precomputer season). The ministry now has more than 100 Worship Instruments, and it was a joy to share them with those attending the workshop.
The LORD brought seven individuals from three cities (Redmond, Terrebonne and Powell Butte) and two churches in Redmond. HGRM continually encourages unity in the Body of Christ. During the afternoon session, as a group, we created a Glory Ring for the City of Redmond, in addition to each person in attendance created their own personal Glory Ring.
Central Oregon is the place where the LORD birthed HIS Glory Reigns Ministries. Miss Versie, now in her 80's, attended this Beginning Glory Ring Workshop, as well as one of the very first "Glory Ring Classes" held in 1998. Versie has remained a faithful intercessor for 15 years. She is a priceless testament to the faithfulness of God's true servants. Redmond’s motto is The Heart of Central Oregon established in 1910 with a present population of 26,515. It is known as “The Hub” because of its location among the Central Oregon cities. Redmond is also known as Flag City USA. During this season in Central Oregon, I have visited a few of the area’s highlights including Peterson’s Rock Garden, Pilot Butte, Smith Rock, the Deschutes River, the Old Mill District and Sunriver.
As always, I remain indebted to the faithful prayers of the HGRM Prayer Shield. We give thanks to the hosts of the Workshop and to Zion Lutheran Church for extending open arms to our ministry. And most of all, I give thanks to Yeshua, my Messiah who has called me to minister to HIM and to HIS people for HIS Eternal Glory. Shalom!
HIS Glory Reigns Ministries PO Box 6083, Bend, OR 97708-6083 USA