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Eunice's 92nd Birthday Party!

Memorial Day Weekend


Labor Day Weekend


Team Rianna

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 Greetings!
   
The sun is out and the flowers are blooming at CRC. Soon my mock-orange will be sending its fragrance wafting through our bedroom window. Spring is in the air and I love it! I guess you could also say that I woke up on the right side of the bed. 

The birds are singing their songs as Tim and I serve lemon poppy seed muffins that Peter and the kitchen staff have prepared for Saturday breakfast. I play a board game with Noah Riegelmann and finish a work project that I have had on the back burner forever, plus, I clean my house! It's one of those days where you feel that the Father's face is shining down on you.
And yet, with all of this happiness, nothing compares with the joy that tugs at my heart just now 
after reading again in my daily devotional about what Jesus did in taking my place on the cross for my sin so that I can know my Heavenly father's love.

Also, because of this truth, not even the toughest news can keep us from knowing the joy of being loved by our God. This is powerful! This kind of joy changes lives!

Peter & Lori Riegelman's seven-year-old daughter Rianna has AML Leukemia, but Rianna is not thinking of herself as she sits in her hospital bed. Instead she has been praying with her mom for all of the other kids on her floor every day. Her brother Noah says she's brave.

I have visited them several times and each time I see them they are so happy even in the midst of what would be the most devastating circumstance for most of us. It makes me want to go out and enjoy life more. If they can, I can. Life is hard for all of us at times but the Riegelmann's have counted their blessings rather than their sorrows; they've made lemon muffins out of their lemons!
These following verses remind me of them:

"In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:6-9

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4

Please continue to pray for Rianna and feel free to follow what God is doing in her life at  Team Rianna on Facebook.


Roca de Luz Eterna Women in Worship After Fasting
This weekend we had two women's retreats and several guests on personal retreats. One group fasted the first half of their stay and some of our personal 
retreat guests fasted as well.

Smiling Ladies
Battle Ground Baptist Ladies
 





It is so encouraging to see so many people hungry for God that they would deny themselves so as to seek to know Him and His will for their lives more. This is our prayer at CRC, that people would come closer to God while here.

May the Love of Jesus bring you new life this Spring!


Tim & Julie Hansen


Come Celebrate With Us! 

We have a celebration coming up that we would like to invite you to. It's CRC Co-founder Eunice Hansen's 92nd birthday party! 

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Celebrate Eunice's Birthday 
Sunday, May 15
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Eunice is turning 92!
On Sunday, May 15th we are hosting an informal Open House from 12:30-3:30 and serving soup, rolls, and birthday dessert. We will not have any program; it will just be a time of fellowship and sharing your love with Eunice. 

In her honor, we are opening our Bookstore as well, where we are selling all our books at half price. One of Eunice's loves is reading good Christian books: growing in Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit and true missionary stories. 
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Birthday Sale! All Books 50% Off!

Come and be blessed as we honor the wife of CRC's founder, Eunice Hansen. Her birthday is May 25th, but we thought we would surprise her and celebrate a little early.

RSVP: Yes, I'm planning to come!

(Write "Eunice's Birthday" in the notes section) 
Or call: 503-873-6743
Or email: crcinbox@gmail.com

Drop-in guests are also welcome.
Memorial Weekend Retreat
May 27 - 30 with Jon and Ann Dunagan 

We still have some space available for this weekend. Register now before it fills up!

You'll just love our Memorial Day Weekend Family Retreat! - Great times of fellowship and worship, a full children's program and more!  Just the break you needed! A great time of refreshment. Don't miss it. Join us for three nights/four days and come be refreshed and recharged in God's love. You'll enjoy this inter-generational retreat that is sure to encourage you and recharge your batteries as you will hear an inspirational speaker, eat scrumptious meals, and have fun hiking the Silver Falls, riding our zip line, and joining us at the Lamppost for a good book, espresso, or special treat. "O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!" -Psalm 34:8 (NASB)

Jon Dunagan is an international missionary evangelist with a passion for unreached peoples. In 1986, he and his wife Ann founded HARVEST MINISTRY, and Jon has personally shared the exciting news of Jesus Christ -- either one-on-one or to crowds of over 50,000 people -- in over 50 different countries on every continent of the world, including Antarctica. Jon studied Christian Ministry and graduated from Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also received his education at Western Washington University and Oral Roberts University. He is a father of seven, and enjoys preaching, prayer walks, tropical snorkeling, wildlife safaris, growing roses, and fishing.
Ann Dunagan is a wife, a home schooling mother of seven, and a homemaker. Together with Jon, she is actively involved in the outreaches of HARVEST MINISTRY, and has personally ministered in 29 countries: preaching at evangelistic outreaches, speaking at women's retreats and seminars, leading worship, encouraging youth and training children.
Ann studied Elementary Education at the University of Washington, and graduated magna cum laud from Oral Roberts University in 1986. She is the author of many articles, devotionals, and books, including Hand Commands - The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, The Mission-Minded Child - Raising a New Generation to Fulfill God's Purpose, and The Mission-Minded Family - Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny. Ann enjoys being with her family, welcoming guests, working on-line, and writing.
The Dunagan family and HARVEST MINISTRY have their home-base near Hood River, Oregon.

Registration: 4-6:00 PM Friday at the Lamppost. 
Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30 PM. First session to follow at 7:30. Retreat ends after breakfast on Monday. 
Suggested donation: (3 nights, 8 meals) $135/adult, $65/age 7-12, $30/age 4-6, age 3 and under are free. 
Deposit: $125/family, $75/couple, $50/single.

Labor Day Retreat
September 2 - 5 with Dr. Bradley Stuart

Dr. Bradley Stuart is the founding director of Yada International and an ordained minister who has served the Body of Christ in many 
nations since 1984.

In 1988, God called Dr. Stuart to teach the Body about intercessory prayer, which led him to write a book and develop a series of courses covering Intercession, Travail, Warfare, Fasting, Group Intercession, and the Intercessor's Character. Bradley conducts teachings in various parts of the world, networks with various international prayer ministries and is committed to a local church. He labored for four years with Shalom Ministries, a South African ministry headed by Angus Buchan, leading citywide intercessory teams as advance preparation for their evangelistic campaigns.
Join us for three nights and four days and be refreshed and recharged in God's love. You'll enjoy this inter-generational retreat that is sure to encourage you and recharge your batteries as you enjoy family worship, hear inspiring messages, eat scrumptious meals, and have fun hiking the Silver Falls, riding our zip line, and joining us at the Lamppost for a good book, espresso, or special treat.

"O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!" -Psalm 34:8 (NASB)

Register now and don't miss out on this ever packed-out CRC Sponsored Retreat!

Registration: Fri. 5-6:30 pm at the Lamppost
Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30. First session at 7:30 pm. 
Retreat ends after breakfast on Monday.
Suggested donation: (3 nights/8 meals) $135/adult, $65/age 7-12, $30/age 3-6, and under 3 are free.
Deposit: $125/family, $75/couple, $30/single. Click here to register.
               


 
From today's post on Team Rianna Facebook page. 
 
Rianna is still sleeping with Daddy snuggled up beside her. It seems to take so long for the "weekend" (Peter's weekend) to get here. We miss Peter and Noah so much during the week. As I mentioned yesterday, Peter will have an extra day to spend with us each week, as he's chose to mete out his sick leave to be with us an extra day each week. I'm so glad!! Rianna's ANC is still at zero, but her monocytes and platelets continue to climb. That's good news. They say these other numbers start rising first, then the ANC.

PRAISES
*Thankful for the special time of prayer our pastor and church had for Rianna last night.
*Peter's here!
*Rianna continues to remain in great health and her body is making its own platelets!! Ahhh, such a odd thing to think about, as we never have to think about it. The amazing mechanics of the human blood factory. God is so wondrous in His design of us.

PRAYER NEEDS
*PRAY that her ANC would rise. 
*PRAY that God would continue to protect her from illness and infection. God has given us a lot of wisdom, especially regarding nutrition, and I'm convinced this is what is keeping her healthy.
*PRAY that Rianna would be completely healed. Yesterday, I had this overwhelming sense of peace come over me, along with the thought that she is going to be okay. I just "know in my knower" (to steal a phrase from my father-­in­-law). I just know! It's a good place to be. I'm so VERY THANKFUL, to all of you, who are holding us up through this, with your love and encouragement, prayers, gifts, cards, letters and financial support.
We are so blessed by all of you! You all make going through this so much easier. 

God bless you all,

Lori Riegelmann


Here is Rianna's address. She and Lori would love to receive visits and mail. 

Rianna Riegelmann 
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
3550 SW US Veterans Hospital RD.
Portland, OR 97239

Please consult Rianna's FB page before planning a visit to Rianna's room at Doernbecher.  
   


 
Lori Riegelmann~Barista




 







We are so blessed to this unique place of ministry at CRC.
It's such a joy to see people share and laugh over a latte,
to pray together or just peruse the bookstore. 
 
Since 2011

Find us on facebook to see pictures and please feel free to leave a comment.

We look forward to seeing you at The Lamppost 
during your next visit to CRC!
Did you know...?

 If you want to know more about CRC and how it all began, check out Eunice Hansen's book
 When God Gives a Dream and also a video  of Allan Hansen when he spoke to a live audience in the Main Lodge a few years ago.
 
 Both the book and the video are available at
 
The Lamppost 
 
We hope that all is well with you and your loved ones. Please send us an email if you would like us to pray with you about anything. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

Julie and I are taking a three month sabbatical this summer with plans for rest and spiritual renewal in Green Lake, WI, Kona, HI (with YWAM) in Israel, & as mentors on a cruise to Alaska. Our faithful and capable staff will continue the ministry of CRC in our absence. 

Many blessings to each one,
Tim & Julie Hansen and the CRC Staff
 

Click link to send an email.

Julie Hansen

503/873-6743 (Main phone)
503/873-8300 (Fax)

Christian Renewal Center | 22444 N. Fork Rd. SE | Silverton | OR | 97381