Beginning and Advanced Worship Glory Ring Workshops ~ Northern California, USA
August 20, 2008, Wednesday ~ It is with great joy and delightful anticipation that I am returning to Northern California. This is our seventh ministry outreach to this area. The last few weeks has been a relentless season of standing in faith for the fullness of what the LORD GOD has prepared to come forth. The drive through the Willamette Valley of Oregon and the Redwoods of Northern California is an extravagantly beautiful and lush area of the Northwest. As I entered California, a rock the size of a large grapefruit hit the vehicle I was driving dead-on-center of the hood/grill and then deviated to the left. Gratefully the windshield was not hit. Gratefully the intercessors were praying. Gratefully the angels were protecting. In the early evening I arrived in McKinleyville at the Leppek’s home who were generously providing a place to stay during my time in the area.
August 21, 2008, Thursday ~ Trudy and I went on a Prayer Journey along the coastline in the morning and were delighted by PAPA GOD’s supernatural provision and blessing at thrift stores providing the ministry with over a hundred scarves for future Glory Rings. At one thrift store, the man at the checkout counter asked, “How much are scarves today?” I said smiling, “Ten for a dollar!” He sold them for what I asked. It was just fun! Then we met Eleanor at Arcata First Baptist to set up for the workshops. The space provided was more than we even needed. The generosity of GOD cannot be outdone.
August 22, 2008, Friday ~ Seventeen individuals from six cities (Bayside, Arcata, Eureka, McKinleyville, Blue Lake and Trinidad) gathered to worship The MOST HIGH GOD in spirit and truth (John 4:24). Twelve individuals finished their first Glory Rings and as always it is so exciting to see the Holy Spirit meet each person so profoundly through prophetic words of encouragement and edification.
Jim Bushnell, HGRM Advisor came to provide intercession on this day. A magnificent gift from the LORD.
August, 23, 2008, Saturday ~ Thirteen individuals came to the Advanced Workshop with eleven making their first tinsel Glory Rings. It is always a victory when this day is finished as each person must overcome something to complete their Glory Ring. It is a day of trusting PAPA GOD with the outcome of our lives.
Vickey, a Handmaiden for HGRM came as an intercessor each day. She also painted prophetically during the workshops as you will note in the photos. Vickey assisted with the prophetic words during the Beginning Workshop and ran errands for needed Glory Ring supplies due to the number of late registrants. Trudy, a Handmaiden for HGRM came as an intercessor and assistant this day. Her help was gratefully appreciated by many. Trudy also assisted with prophetic words during the Beginning Workshop. It is easy for me to say the workshops would have been in the impossible range without Jim, Trudy and Vickey’s faithful prayers and assistance.
August 24, 2008, Sunday ~ Trudy and I joined Eleanor at Arcata First Baptist for the Morning Service. Eleanor introduced me to the congregation and I was given 60 seconds to introduce HGRM. It seems that John 4:24 is the easiest summary of our ministry. Eleanor, Trudy and I went to brunch to debrief the workshops and then I drove the familiar path back home.
It is with a grateful heart that I express my gratitude to the HGRM Covenantal Prayer Shield, Eleanor Smithers and Arcata First Baptist for making the way for this ministry outreach to take place. We are trusting PAPA GOD was blessed as was each person that participated.
In closing, as the Holy Spirit has directed my steps across America, I never ceased to be amazed at the relentless faithfulness of GOD, at the overt passion and love of Jesus Christ, and sensitivity and impartation of the Holy Spirit. We are truly blessed beyond words to be called sons and daughters of the Most High God.
For the Glory of YESHUA, our Risen Priest and King!