Archive | March, 2015

DPM Update – 2015 March

19 Mar

Dear Friends,

Last week in San Diego and Tijuana was an amazing week
As expected, Dave & Ann Clark usually have some kind of God-‘swirl’ going on.  Tuesday evening at City of Refuge was amazing.  A team of college kids from TN were there to serve the ministry for a week. We joined them for a meal and worship time.  And O, my!  The body prophetic ministry, gentleness and tenderness in the room was off-the-hook good… many God-tears.  A distinguished SD business man was also a guest that evening.  His encounter was so tender and sweet that we couldn’t help but cry with him.  In addition, he experienced significant improvement from his painful neuropathic condition in his feet.  David & Christine De Witt are excellent at creating an atmosphere of liberty and love.

We attended the wedding festivities of our great friends David Ceja and Joys Kim Nava.  It was a two day event – first day in SD and the second day in Tijuana, Mexico.  I officiated in the Tijuana ceremony… with tons of fun and many tender moments of tears and laughter.

Sunday morning I spoke at Beach Chapel (Larry Peltier-pastor) in Encinitas, where they had joint services with Lifegate Comm Ch (Bill Burkhardtpastor).  I started out with a ‘blueprint’ passage in Eph. 4 to give them reference for where they fit into the big picture of what God was doing in the growing friendship between the two groups.  Then I felt like we were supposed to give Jesus the front and center attention by telling God-stories and simply giving our abandoned love to Him.  O, my!  Our hearts were so easily laid open and the oil of tenderness flowed so freely… we built a ‘bon-fire’ of love and affection for Him.  He melted us… and the by-product… our hearts were loosed from the ‘stuff’ of life.  Nothing else mattered… He was tangibly with us.

Then Sunday evening I shared a discussion time with Gary Goodell – leader of Third Day Churches.  Many leaders and friends attended to hear two fathers share their hearts.  Gary spoke on the epic shift that has been and is happening in the global church.  This sage and patriarch spoke from a deep well of experience and from prophetic insight.  I spoke on our most essential need… for fresh hunger for His presence… and how hunger is the best gift we could ever be given.  Hunger keeps our hearts in fresh communion with His heart.  I asked the same question Moses asked God, “What will distinguish us from the rest of the peoples of the earth.”  The answer: His Presence!  I had asked the Lord if He would help me ‘burn’… burn hot enough to be contagious.  And He did… He was with us!

Monday evening several of us traveled North of San Diego to a First Nations (Kumeyaay Tribe) reservation to join some really solid and on-fire patriarchs in a prayer meeting.  Johnny Villaboba is a spiritual father to many… not only in his tribe, but in other groups in the region.  He was fresh and free and ‘alive’ in God… and he knows how to pray!  The door is open… we will definitely be back.

That and a ton of other just good fellowship, made for an amazing week… another memorial to God’s fresh grace and Holy Spirit’s ability to lead the best Great Adventure, ever!!!

Europe trip
Deb and I just left for Norway and several other countries in Europe.  We’ll be gone for just under 5 weeks… we’ll send updates.  Your prayers and care are so GREATLY needed and appreciated!

Our love and blessings!
Mark and Debbie

Faith-based health care alternative to Obamacare
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