May 2000 : Oregon
What a wonderful time we had traveling in the Northwest. This was not our first trip there but this was such a special trip. I was able to spend some real quality time with a man that impacted my life and ministry as much as any other man, Pastor Dave Sperle. This man of God is yet bearing much fruit in his older years. Pastor Dave is 83 years young. He is an on fire, spirit filled and directed man of faith. He and his wife Ann are pastors of the Peniel Upper Room Fellowship in Portland, OR. I was honored to minister in this fellowship for five days. During these days there were many that were encouraged and uplifted. There was a woman of God, Ursula, who does the work of an evangelist that was hindered because of pain in her legs and knees. This has troubled her for a long time. She testified during the Sunday morning meeting that her pain was gone and she felt great. God is so good to honor those who honor Him in believing and obeying His word. On Saturday evening the Lords presence was so wonderfully present that you could feel the weight of Him. During worship He came and revealed a new fresh expression of His love. The only way I can describe it is that to me it felt like being on the inside of one of those electrical glass globes that arcs electricity to your hand when you place your hand on the glass globe. You know the kind of thing that they usually have at science fairs and such. Come on, you know what Im talking about, dont you? Everyone present was aware of the Lords presence. He made Himself known to each one in a special way. Pastor Dave testified that he was believing for a miracle but not in this fashion. And stated that in all his years of ministry he had never known such an incredible expression of the love of God. Even the children who were present were affected. All I can say is THANK YOU ABBA! Oh what manner of love the Father has given unto us that we should be called the children of God.
We met some dear folks just outside Salem, OR. Pastor Phil Hale and his family of the Gateway Community Church. I am continually being surprised by the water spouts of Gods glory in some of the places throughout the land. People are people, it makes no difference if they are in Africa, Central or South America, East or West coast of the United States all people everywhere are transformed by the love and the power of the gospel. Sandra joined me in Portland; what a joy it is when she is with me. From Portland we traveled to Cle Elum, WA. to the Church of Shekinah Glory; Pastor Mary Ann and Ron Adams. Talk about your quality people; they are the best. The work there is in the beginning stages of a breakthrough. Those of you who are God watchers, Watch! This place is an awesome place of the anointing of the Lord. The team was joined by Mrs. Libby Harris of Fortworth,TX. a life long friend, who is also trained under the ministry of John & Paula Stanford in prayer counseling. What an awesome addition to the team. Libby was used to help so many break into new freedom. Thank you God for your wisdom in putting Your body together that each member individually has a part. While we were there a breath of fresh air blew in…Tom and Jeanette Wuhrman. Thank God for stir sticks like Tom. He wonderfully stirred up the new wine and joy flowed for us. The refreshing of the Lord is sooo… refreshing! From Cle Elum we traveled to Wenatchee, WA. I did not even know there was such a place. But not just any place this is a PLACE OF GLORY! Jodi Ammons is leading the ministry of Streams of Shiloh. She is developing a revival center that is touching many in that area of Washington. She has established herself as a women of integrity and has found favor with many churches and their leaders. She is a genuine ball of FIRE! We held meetings in the morning and in the evening. The word was flowing fresh and good. I believe people were impacted by the word of God and the challenge to go and change their generation. One person plus God can make a great difference. The people were very responsive many were able to spend time with Libby Harris. These were liberating times for so many. One night a young lady of 88 years was able to experience healing of her hearing. She wore two full ear hearing aids. And with the laying on of hands and the prayer of faith the Lord wonderfully restored her hearing. She was so very happy. Marge is a woman of faith and declared she would continue to believe so that the rest of her body would be healed as were her ears. By the way, I recommend a Bar-B-Que place. Dont let the name fool you. Auto Electric, now I know this does not sound like the place you would eat Bar-B-Que but if you pass up the opportunity to try eating what James Ammons puts on the pit you will miss a taste of that which is extraordinary. We spent Friday evening with Tai & Joy Mostovoy in a house meeting, WOW! All the people of the Northwest were so gracious it was hard to leave. We hope to return. Time would not permit me to tell of all the wonderful things the Lord was doing. Each person is so very important to us and the Lord, I regret I cannot mention all the people who added to my being built up in faith. For those that are not named in this brief report, THANK YOU. We are preparing to travel to Berlin, Germany. Elijah Ministries is taking a team to Berlin. Christopher Colter, Allison Promise the Clown Riley, Sandra and I will be leaving the US on the 30th of May. Pray as we go. I had this picture of a great number of black birds perched over the city of Berlin. As we were ministering the Lord came like a flash and the birds began to fly off from the city. The desire of Elijah Ministries is to go to places and help all people come into their full inheritance of the Lord. The prayer support of all the intercessors is so greatly appreciated. We are strengthened when we consider all you who are standing in the gap for us.