DPM Update – 2012 September

29 Sep

Dear Friends

Introducing Avalee Joy Hendrickson
Our son Markus, and wife Allison, have a new ‘bundle of joy’ (pun intended).  Avalee was born August 22th, weighing 7lbs 7oz and was 20” long.  A couple of weeks ago, several of our family and extended family rallied in Franklin, TN to meet our beautiful granddaughter and celebrate her arrival.  Baby, mommy and daddy are all doing very well.  As I held her I told her that I can hardly wait to take her out on a date and buy her an ice cream cone and do the really special stuff that Grandpa’s do.  I’ll probably have to wait just a little while for that occasion, but will be checking in frequently.  We’re super excited about having two grandchildren now.  Things are picking up….   🙂   (Family pic)

Redding, CA with Deeper Waters team
Debbie and I were in Redding for the last two weeks.  On this trip Bob Hartley, Michael Sullivant, Jeff Lovett, and Deb and I traveled together.  The team stayed in Rolland and Heidi Baker’s house which is about 30 minutes north of Redding, sits on top of a mountain and has a stunning view.  There’s nearly a 360 degree view from the geodesic dome house.  Wild deer came up and ate food right out of your hand.  One night we encountered a fox and a bear while driving up the mountain. Several days the northern California’s wildfires created a diminished view, but even so, the panorama was therapeutic and refreshing which made this location a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle.

Bill and Beni Johnson made us all feel very welcome… even entertaining us on their houseboat one afternoon and inviting us to their staff meetings.  We led one of the chapels in Bethel’s elementary school (BCS), a session in the House of Prayer and a session of Bethel’s ministry school (BSSM), hosted four over-the-top house church meetings in the Baker’s home and had many excellent one-on-one meetings with various leaders.  Each meeting was so inspiring and filled with HOPE!  The prophetic words Bob shared over individuals were quite remarkable and occasionally I followed up with a personal song over them.  Luke & Lydia accompanied us most of the worship times. There was unusual favor, love and care given and received by all on this trip.

Family Reunion
Next week our family will be in Branson, MO for a reunion of our extended-family.  This is a highlight of fun, nature, family.

Northland Trip
We plan to be in the Northland for the middle of October… attending the RAIN conference (Oct 10-13) in The Cities and then ‘making the rounds’ in MN and WI as the Lord leads.

Recent testimony
A pastor from TX was enamored with the testimonies of the healing anointing at Bethel but was very turned off by the extra-normal manifestations that sometimes occur… gold dust, feathers, etc.   So this pastor told his associate pastor that he was going to go to Bethel church and get the healing anointing but was not the least interested in the other stuff.  As he was talking to his associate pastor, gold began to appear on his face and hands.  This was rather startling to him, so he called his wife and told her what was happening.  While he was on the phone with his wife, she interrupted and said, “It’s happening to me also!”  Later that day at the family dinner table the same thing happened with the kids.  And to top it off, gold dust appeared on the family dog’s paws.  Needless to say, the pastor was overwhelmed, made the trip to Bethel a few days later, attended a staff meeting and exclaimed, “I’m here… and I want it ALL.”    Is that fun or what?!

Thank you for your sincere and hope-filled prayers for us.  We truly appreciate your care… and your prayers for our health, families, schedules, relationships… and our hearts.

Much love

Mark and Debbie

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Dwelling Place Ministries
Hendrickson
11011 Olive St
KC, MO 64131
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