We Are Stronger Together

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

Whatever challenges you might face or whatever goals you might have set for the New Year, the battle is not won by a one-man show.  It is all about teamwork.  Exodus 17:8 -14 (NASB) says, “Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim.  So Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek.  Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.’  Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.  So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.  But Moses’ hands were heavy.  Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other.  Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.  So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.  Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”’ Just as Moses needed Hur and Aaron, we need our Hurs and Aarons holding each other’s arms up.  We need each other praying, caring, encouraging and coming alongside, being that team player.  Ask yourself this question:  Am I a team player and how does being a team player not only affect your personal life but the life of those in your sphere of...

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Are You Tired of Being Burdened?

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Then Jesus said, come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart and you will find rest for your souls.”  (NASB) Matthew 11:28-29 Are you tired? Worn out? Bring your disappointments, your pain, your financial struggles, your health challenges, your failures, and your broken dreams to the Lord.  You don’t have to carry those things around like luggage any longer.  Instead, get away with Him, lay it all at the feet of Jesus.  Let Him carry you and bring you through whatever is going on in your life. Come to Him for everything and take it to Him in prayer.  Let the Lord heal you and bring you perfect peace. DECLARATION: Jesus I bring all my concerns to you right now and I thank you for your...

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Breakthrough for 2015

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT   What is that breakthrough you need for 2015?  Perhaps it’s a breakthrough for your business,  your financial struggles, your health or a relationship. You will need to position yourself for a breakthrough. Here are a few suggestions for doing that:   Cut away the weights, particularly unbelief. Hebrews 12:1 NASB says, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”   Quit pondering the past. It has been said, “If you keep looking back, you can never focus on your destination. If you keep dwelling on the past, you’re going to miss the rest of your life.”   Watch with expectation. Watch the Lord’s victory.   As you stand and watch with expectation start speaking only what God speaks.  In other words, speak faith over your situation.  There isn’t anything that God can’t...

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John Dammarell

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in Staff | 0 comments

John L. Dammarell, PhD. serves as the foundation’s Executive Director. He previously served as the pastor of Valley View Christian Church in Kent, Washington from 1976 to 1992 and was the Director of Community Relations for City Ministries of The City Church in Kirkland, Washington from 1997 to 2007.  City Ministries was a food distribution ministry to the Greater Puget Sound area.  Dr. Dammarell holds a Bachelor of Theology from Northwest Christian College, his Master of Divinity from Phillips University, and his Ph.D. in Practical Ministries from California Graduate School of Theology.  In his role as Executive Director, and subject to authority delegated from time to time by the Board of Directors, Dr. Dammarell is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the foundation, including administration of its grant making activities.  Dr. Dammarell is author of the book, “Churches Without Walls.”  He and his wife, Karilyn, have 6 children and 18...

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Karilyn Dammarell

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Staff | 0 comments

Karilyn serves as the Executive Assistant to her husband, John Dammarell, Executive Director of Liberty Road Foundation.  She is responsible for the day to day operations of Liberty Road Foundation and serves as the Event Chair of its annual Charity Golf Tournament & Auction as well as all of its other events – Business Vision Lunches in Bellevue and Tacoma, “Spring for the Kids” Fashion Show Luncheon and the Founders Vision Banquet. Karilyn owned and operated Travel Bug, Inc. from 1975 to 1990.  Her first account was the Boeing Employees World Wide Club where she provided travel packages at discounted group rates to Boeing Employees and their friends at reduced prices even if only one person traveled. Karilyn has served on the boards of the Washington State Arthritis Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, and Seafair Inc.  Karilyn became the first official female President of a Rotary Club in the world in 1988 when she was a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle – International District. Rotary International was founded in 1905 as a club for men only.  Karilyn became the first female president in the 46-year history of Seattle Seafair in 1994.  At that time, Seafair was a non-profit organization with a $2 million budget whose mission is to provide summer family entertainment to the residents of Greater Seattle and its outlying areas.  ...

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