His Presence Will Create Room For The Occupation of His Kingdom

By Kathi Pelton

I have been having visitations from the Lord in the middle of the night for many days now. Last night I was taken into an experience where I saw the tangible presence of the Lord come upon individual lives in a way that transformed them and anointed them to do the “greater works.” As His presence rested upon these lives (and even upon corporate bodies), they became a dwelling place for His presence to rest.

Then I saw His very presence increase with a powerful anointing. It was making room in their lives for His Kingdom to come. His presence was literally clearing out things that had no eternal significance or value. I saw things being removed that we’re occupying space in lives. These things were merely being held onto for the sake of familiarity but they had become clutter in their souls and were taking up room that was created for His Kingdom.

It reminded me of a garage full of boxes that held items that were once valued or sentimental but now had become obsolete and burdensome to hold onto. His presence was clearing lives and hearts which was creating room that was now to be occupied by His presence and His Kingdom.

Yesterday I wrote about the Lord interceding through me regarding the “Increase of His Government.” As I saw His Kingdom coming to occupy lives I understood that His Kingdom and His Government are not separate but one and the same.

As I saw His Kingdom and His Government occupy lives, it grew and increased, creating an overflow wherever those who carried it went and upon whatever they touched. Where their feet touched, His presence touched, causing space to be cleared for His Kingdom and Government to occupy.

We need His presence like never before! We must content for a life that nurtures and protects a “presence focused life” because we are the dwelling place and resting place for His presence and His Kingdom on earth. We can ask Holy Spirit to make us a dwelling place (resting place) and to reveal to us anything that is thwarting that or keeping us from becoming “presence occupied.”

“This is what the Lord says, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where, then, is a house that you could build for Me? And where will My resting place be?” Isaiah 66:1

I believe that we are being prepared for the greatest outpouring of His presence and His Kingdom coming to earth that mankind has ever seen. When His presence comes, everything changes— the depressed begin to dance for joy, the oppressed break forth in freedom, those who mourn begin to rejoice again and the lost find their way home. Men change, women change, the youth change and even cities and nations change.

He is preparing His bride for this great outpouring. It will come and had already begun in lives and even in corporate “houses.” He’s asking you if you are willing to be prepared? Are you willing to be emptied of what you’ve been holding onto that is occupying space that was destined to receive the manifestation of His Kingdom and His Government— and His presence.

He has assigned angels to help you and to assist you in this time of preparation as you posture your heart to receive a revival of His presence. The anointing that comes as His presence is revealed will break the yoke of oppression your life, your family— over people and over nations.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27

May your hearts be stirred and your souls be awakened with great expectation for a greater outpouring of His presence than the world has ever known— more than you have ever known.

“Even so come…”

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Please consider sowing a Christmas gift into this ministry to help us to continue building up the body of Christ. To give a Christmas gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

During the month of December we are giving gifts to all of our partners and supporters! You will receive my new devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link. For all gifts over $25 we will send you the paperback versions signed personally by me (US residents only for paperback offer).

OR— you can mail your gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

The Increase of His Government

By Kathi Pelton

Two nights ago I woke up out of a deep sleep at 4 am declaring these words,

“Bring the increase of your government, Lord.”

I was then taken in the spirit over people, homes, cities and nations where over and over the words, “The increase of the government of God” came forth as a decree. This went on for two hours.

I could see how great shifts would occur as God’s government increases on earth. Peace would replace chaos, favor would replace resistance, prosperity would replace famine, unity would replace division and true healthy families would replace broken households. I even saw physical health shift and was aware that the peace upon hearts and minds would stop ailments that anxiety and fear were creating in many people’s bodies.

Isn’t it beautiful that the Lord would speak these words during the season that we celebrate “the Child that was born unto us?” Those words are found in the very verse in Isaiah that speaks of the increase of His government and peace,

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭

As this encounter was happening I had such a deep desire to cry out to all believers to call forth the increase of His government. To call it forth over your lives, over your family, over your city and over your nation. To call it into all the earth!

Over the past 48-hours the revelation of the increase of His government coming to earth has only increased and caused me to declare it more and more. I believe the Spirit of the Lord was interceding through me when I was awakened with these words. As we see the clash of kingdoms manifesting in natural governments, nations and people groups around the world— God is giving us a weapon— this weapon is a a double edged sword that decrees and establishes the increase of His government on earth as it is in heaven.

Our decrees and declarations have authority. Angels are being sent to God’s people with scrolls and proclamations inscribed upon them that are being given to God’s people to release. They are weapons of peace that carry great authority. I believe that we are interacting with angels far more than we realize. The awareness of this amazing partnership is also increasing. As we receive the instructions and messages that God is sending us through His angelic messengers— we will see shifts and witness the increase of His government and kingdom come to earth like never before.

This brings such hope! Just like when “the Child that was born unto us” brought eternal hope to mankind— our authority to establish the rule of heaven on earth brings hope to the families and people throughout the nations. So many people, both young and old, have begun to fight tyranny in the streets of their nations with the only weapons that they know— waging war according to the flesh. But we know that the weapons of we have carry divine power to destroy strongholds.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.…” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

It is time to release the divine power given to us through Christ Jesus. We will obey Him and release the decrees that His messengers are bringing to us. Let us decree THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT over the earth and watch divine power destroy the strongholds that are holding nations and people captive.

Amen!

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Please consider sowing a Christmas gift into this ministry to help us to continue building up the body of Christ. To give a Christmas gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

During the month of December we are giving gifts to all of our partners and supporters! You will receive my new devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link. For all gifts over $25 we will send you the paperback versions signed personally by me (US residents only for paperback offer).

You can also send your gift by mail to:

Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

The Blessings of Uncompromising Trust in God

By Kathi Pelton

In 2 Chronicles 14-16 we read about Judah’s King Asa. His story begins with the words, “Asa did what was good and right in the sight of the Lord his God.”

King Asa tore down all of the pagan altars and told the people of Judah, “Seek the Lord God and carry out his instructions and commandments.” Because of the king’s dedication to the Lord, the land and his people experienced great peace and rest from their troubled former years. They were able to hold the land because of their covenant with God.

2 Chronicles 14:7 says, “…The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought Him and He gave us rest on every side.”

King Asa kept his uncompromising vow to seek the Lord his God for the first 36 years of his reign— and the land and the people enjoyed peace and rest.

This story is such a wonderful example of what a nation looks like when they turn to God alone as the one they put their trust in. It is no different with our individual lives— as we live a life of uncompromising trust in God alone we will find peace and rest.

Unfortunately, in his 37th year as king, he compromised his trust in God alone by making a treaty with another. When this happened he was rebuked by “the seer Hanani.” This caused him to act in pride and he imprisoned the man of God. This began his quick decline and ultimate death due to a disease that attacked his feet. This is why we cannot let our feet stray from trusting in God alone.

Many people put their trust in the “gods of this world.” Many are depending upon the power of men to save and deliver them but it is only when a nation or a person puts their trust in God alone that they experience peace and rest. Their feet are established in the blessings of the Lord.

Many years ago the Lord dealt with my heart regarding compromising my trust when trials would come. He did a deep work in my heart that caused me to trust him in a way that brought peace the the deepest parts of my soul and ultimately, peace to our household. Prior to this work of his Spirit in my heart, I would see trouble approaching and rather than only calling upon Yahweh for help, I would begin devising a plan of escape that created a scenario that compromised my trust in God alone. This almost always resulted in creating a pathway for my feet into a battle God didn’t intend for me to walk into. Learning uncompromising trust in God has been the one greatest gifts I have ever known. Peace and rest are priceless in a world that creates an atmosphere of chaos as it trusts in other gods.

One of King Asa’s prayers (when an army was approaching Judah) was this,

“Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this large army. Yahweh, You are our God. Do not let mere mortal hinder You.”

God gave them a great victory (even routing the enemy army away from them so that they could pursue them and overtake them.)

Whether you are leading a family, a business, a ministry or a nation— true peace and rest only comes through an uncompromising posture of trust in God and keeping his commandments. King Asa was such an amazing example of this during his first 36 years of reigning over Judah. Compromising your trust and making “peace treaties” with other gods (other things that you have put your trust in) will merely result in your downfall.

Today you can break every treaty (alignment or agreement) with anything and anyone that you’ve trusted in, other than God alone. He is your help, your defense, your provider, your Savior, your peace and your rest! Make a peace treaty with Yahweh and watch peace and rest come to the land of your life!

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I am giving away a gifts throughout December!

This month all of my monthly partners and supporters will receive my newly released devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link for any sized gift or for a gift over $25 I will mail you an author signed paperback copy of JOY (US Residents only for the paperback offer). This is my way of saying Thank You and Merry Christmas!

To give a gift of support— go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Or, you can mail a gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Online Global Christmas Gathering: Let Us Adore Him

Our global family (Watchmen For The Nations/Revive Israel) will be hosting an online Christmas gathering on December 12th, 2022 which will be streamed on the Watchmen For The Nations Facebook page and Youtube Channels.

Please share with your families, friends and communities. Details below.

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Oh Come, Let Us Adore Him!

We have witnessed the Lord’s never ending faithfulness and we want to come together as a global family and praise our King.

Join us as we gather from many nations on Monday, December 12th at 5 AM PT (Pacific Time) and 3 PM IT (Israel Time).

Information can be found at: https://www.watchmen.org

Our YouTube channel can be found at: https://youtube.com/@WatchmenfortheNations

*We will be having communion together so please have your elements ready.

A Word for Those Waiting for Their Promise—

By Kathi Pelton

As I woke up this morning the Lord poured into me such a deep compassion for those of you who have been waiting for an answer to your deepest prayer— and the promise that feels as though it’s getting further away rather than closer.

I tangibly felt His love for you, His compassion pouring out to you and His tenderness toward you because of the pain that you feel. Then I saw tears begin to fall down upon His face— because of how He feels your pain. But then, amid the tears I caught a sweet moment of a small smile. It was the smile of someone that knew a secret that would change everything and bring the answer that you have been waiting for— longing for— weeping for.

This slight, almost hidden smile, was assuring me that your waiting would soon be over. Like when he wept with Mary and Martha over the death of Lazarus yet He knew that He was about to call him back to life. Or when Abraham and Sarah thought the promise of a son was lost and yet God’s timing was close at hand. You too will hold the long awaited promise in your arms and watch what you thought had died come back to life.

He is not ashamed of your tears or disappointed in your struggle— He weeps with you and holds you so near to His heart. But He also knows that your promise is secure— He is comforting you even now with that assurance.

Promises often come when it seems all hope is gone. For me, that has happened many times.

“For the vision (promise) is yet for the appointed time; It hurries toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it delays, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay long.” Hab. 2:3

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To sow a gift of support into this ministry, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

During December we are giving all our supporters two of our book downloads as a thank you. My new devotional, JOY— and our book, The Sounds of Christmas.

A Manger Has Been Prepared

By Kathi Pelton

A manger has been prepared— not for our Messiah but you. As you rest the the manger of his refuge and love, angels are bringing gifts from heaven to present to you— gold, frankincense and myrrh— just like the wise men brought to Jesus. The gold representing your authority in Christ (His Kingship), the frankincense representing your priesthood in Christ and the myrrh representing the healing of your wounds by His stripes and blood. He has made a resting place for us and sends heavenly gifts to restore you. He is giving rest to the weary, healing the of wounds of the broken, and the anointing of surrender is making way for his authority and priesthood to rest upon you.

Striving and fear is broken off of you in this place of rest and there is a stillness that comes upon you as you surrender to enter into his rest. It is here that you become a resting place for the fullness of Christ to dwell in you and pour through you to all who come near. This is a manger for your as you surrender to his Spirit. Even in busy lives— you can allow your soul and spirit to find rest and refuge in his rest.

You need not strive to earn or obtain all the authority that Jesus secured, for that merely creates a weariness that has human limitations. Striving only serves to produce an intensity that has the strength of man— wearing those around you down as well. Striving stops up the flow of mercy and grace that has been freely given to us. It is time to do as Hebrews 4:11 says,

“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”

Though our whole world feels like a raging storm, I believe that we are to be like Jesus, who rested in the boat during the storm. He knew that nothing would happen to him that did not align with his Father’s will. He also knew that even the wind and waves obey his voice— likewise, the wind and waves of the global turmoil all around us will also obey his voice.

To rest is to surrender to trust. To cease striving is to trust him even when it appears that he is sleeping through the storm. He’s inviting you into the manger of his faithfulness where you will be swaddled in his loving arms. Where angels have been assigned to bring gifts from above that heal you, restore you and provide for you.

Remember the words of Zachariah,

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
‘Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’

Zechariah 4:6-7

You can lay in the manger that He has prepared. You will find your home and resting place there and watch his Spirit transform you as you allow your life to be still and trust that HE ALONE IS GOD.

“O LORD, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!” Jeremiah 17:14

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IT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY 2022

We are giving back to all who give to our ministry! We are gifting you with my new devotional JOY— and for gifts over $25 we will include one of our favorite books, The Sounds of Christmas*. To give your GIVINGTUESDAY gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

* Please provide your email so that book download links can be sent to you.

You Are A Citizen of Heaven

This was an article that I wrote in 2016 about being citizens of heaven and what that means for us. I came across it today and love the truths contained in it that take us higher into who we are and what that means! Enjoy!

You are a Citizen of Heaven
Kathi Pelton

For all of those who have given their lives to the Lord and received His gift of grace (salvation), you are no longer citizens of this world but your citizenship has been transferred to your eternal home.

Because our citizenship is in a home where we have never physically been to, it is easy to forget that we have the rights and benefits of this “promise land” that awaits our homecoming. In the early hours of this morning I found myself “fretting” about some financial lack and other earthly things. After a few minutes of allowing my soul to fret, I heard the Spirit of the Lord say to me,

“Daughter, Heaven has no lack, concerns of lack or citizens that lack. Where is your citizenship?”

I realized that my momentary anxious thoughts were the thoughts of an earthly citizen without a merciful King in charge. Not just a king but one who has accepted every citizen as a son or daughter. I had been thinking like those whose only hope is in their own strength, their own labors and their own efforts. Citizens of this world live under a heavy yoke of slavery and the burden of independence but citizens of Heaven live in a family that lacks no good thing— with a Father that will never forsake His own.

Though we work hard in what God has called us to do, we know that it is not works that cause His promises to manifest in our lives but rather His grace. God was reminding me to realign my thoughts with my citizenship in Heaven. There is no lack for those whose citizenship is there! We know Biblically that there are season where we experience pruning and need— but He is present and provides so we might say, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

If you find your mind wandering and aligning with earthly things and the heavy burdens that accompany it, then take a moment to realign your thoughts and posture with the truth of who you are and where your citizenship is.

Remember that there is no shame in moments of anxiety or worry. Just don’t live there or allow your soul to feed upon the doubts and fears that an anxious thought can set before you. This is not the table of the Lord! Though we are not to worry or fear, God understands that we are human, therefore we are having to yield our thoughts and emotions over to spiritual truths amid a physical world that gives a different message. There is no one, no matter how spiritual, that does not have to battle the fight between the flesh and spirit. There is no one that doesn’t get trapped in the occasional worries and anxieties of earthly things. Keep your soul dwelling in heavenly places and watch how it’s always being washed and renewed with hope and faith.

I’ve always believed that ministers of the gospel do a disservice to the body of Christ when they don’t relate themselves to the very real struggles that take place for all of God’s people; moments of anxiety, pain or even fears. The stories of struggle become the stories of overcoming by the grace of Jesus. One day every tear will be wiped away and shed no more but until then we have a Savior who is acquainted with every pain, fear and grief that we have ever faced and He has overcome them all. As citizens of Heaven we can enter into what He has overcome for us.

Today arise in His overcoming power! Arise knowing that the riches and benefits of Heaven belong to you! Arise into the truth that whoever the Son sets free is free indeed!

“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.” Philippians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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To support this ministry with a financial gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Throughout the Christmas season I am giving away two of my books to all of our supporters*. My new devotional, JOY and one of my personal favorites, The Sounds of Christmas, that I co-authored with my husband.

* You will receive downloadable links

The Pace God Sets Before Us

By Kathi Pelton

This morning I am resting in front of an early morning fire while recovering from a respiratory virus. Normally, immediately after Thanksgiving the Christmas decor would have come out, replacing all our Fall decor but we are just having to embrace the pace that is set before us. Christmas music is playing in the background and l am bringing to remembrance all of the faithfulness that God that has filled our lives with— through the mountains and the valleys— he has always been present and faithful.

As I sit here, I am pondering how amazing it is that God, the creator of heaven and earth, became a tiny baby. So vulnerable and dependent on two young parents who did not know the way forward. The Son of God embraced the slow and steady pace of growing in Mary’s womb and then of being an infant— sleeping in Mary’s arms, nursing at her breast and spending countless hours just looking into her and Joseph’s faces. He wasn’t in a hurry because he knew time did not dictate the plans of his Father. He had come as Savior of the world but the pace for many years ahead would be like that of a resting heartbeat. His Father was in control and the slow pace was not thwarting God’s plans.

This Christmas season, let’s remember to let God set our pace— rest, linger, breathe and take time to be still— for he is God and his plans will come to pass. Growth happens over time and God’s faithfulness is fully revealed through the seasons and years of our lives.

Revival will come- it too will have a pace that is set by God alone. There are times that we are called to run and we are given strength and endurance to run in those seasons. But taking time to linger in the glow of his love renews us and heals us. It says, “I can be still and know that you are God.”

I can fret at the fact that my body has stopped me from running into the Christmas season and into current ministry opportunities or I can say, “This is the pace that God has called me to embrace today.” I will linger in his faithfulness and healing touch until he says that it’s time to run once again.

God is not in a hurry— for unto us a Savior was born and he grew up at the pace of his Father’s good pleasure and will. Some days we just rest in his arms and enjoy the warmth of his nearness.

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I AM GIVING AWAY GIFTS!!

My new devotional, JOY, is yours for a gift of $10 or more. AND— for any gift of $25 or more I will include the book I co-authored with my husband, The Sounds of Christmas! This is a personal favorite of mine.

*Both books are downloadable links so that you can enjoy them right away.

To give, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Or, you can mail a gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 (be sure to include a note giving your email address).

Strengthen Yourself In The Lord

By Kathi Pelton

In the book of 1 Samual 30, we read about how David strengthens himself in the Lord. This “strengthening” does not mean that he pulls on his human strength, human power, personal gifts or even earthly authority. It means that he encourages himself to find strength in the faithfulness and trust of Yahweh.

“David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel‬ ‭30‬:‭6‬ ‭

God is calling to his people to let go of the strength that comes from self because it is very limited and will leave you striving, weakened and lacking. Life will try to teach you the “art” of self protection, controlling people and circumstances, putting on fronts that protect us from vulnerability and reacting to perceived fears (even before they happen). God calls us to take all of the fears that weaken us and replace them with being “strengthened by Yahweh.”

Even in the most desperate of situations and difficult circumstances we can take every fear, all human weakness and our vulnerability to the place of being strengthened by God’s faithfulness.

Encourage your soul in the strength of Yahweh! As you put your trust and hope in his strength, his sovereignty and his faithfulness (not in our own or the hope of any man) you will find strength that is supernatural— you will even find joy amid obstacles that would have normally caused you to be downtrodden. Circumstances that would normally caused you to become weak in your knees and cause your heart tremble will be replaced by a divine strength that ushers you into his victory. All of your hope is in him alone and he is faithful to do all that he has spoken.

Be strong and courageous— no matter what is before you. This is how leaders are made and how sons and daughters are formed into leaders that can be trusted and followed. As you allow the Spirit of the Lord to teach you how to submit your soul to the encouragement and strength of Yahweh you will find that you can scale a wall or win battles that appeared hopeless.

This is how we fight our battles. Our strength is in Christ alone!

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We are giving gifts away to our supporters! For any donation of $10 or more we will send you a free download of my new devotional called, “”JOY. For a gift of $25 or more, we will also send you a free download of our Christmas devotional, The Sounds of Christmas.

To give a gift of support go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Or— you can mail a gift. Be sure to include your email address so that we can send you your free download links. To mail a gift, send it to:

Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Free Gifts For Our Supporters

Here in the US, we are about to celebrate our Thanksgiving Day. As we celebrate this time of thankfulness, Jeffrey and I want to express how thankful we are to all of our financial supporters. We could not do all that we do without you and we do not take that for granted. We faithfully pray for our supporters, communicate with them and today we will be sending our ongoing supporters a gift.

But— we want to invite you to be a part of this wonderful exchange of giving and receiving. For any donation of $10 or more, we will be sending you a free download of my new devotional called JOY.

For any gift over $25 we will also include a free download of our Christmas devotional called The Sounds of Christmas. You will receive both downloadable books.

This offer will be extended throughout the Christmas season because we want to show our appreciation to those who partner with us. Inscribe Ministries has spend over twenty years bringing hope and encouragement to people throughout the nations. We have traveled to many places to walk out all that the Lord has asked of us and our supporters have partnered with us and receive an equal reward. Thank you!

If you would like to get in on this offer and receive these free book downloads, send your donation to:

https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Or, you can mail a donation to:

Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Please include your email so that we can send you your gift. We are so thankful for you!