VOB News August 2017 “Angie Graduates”

Wayne with Angie on her graduation day.

Who remembers their high school graduation?  I sure remember mine! In fact, I was reminded this past June, that it was 30 years ago! Graduation is certainly a turning point in one’s life.  And it surely was that for our young friend, Angelica. You have heard of her a few times, through the years. She was the 11 year old girl, who had a cancerous tumor appear just over her right eye. You helped us support her through her treatments.  Thank the Lord, she has gotten a clean bill of health, every check up, for the past 7 years!

Angie with her dad just after she was released from the hospital after the tumor was removed.

You have also helped us assist in sending her to private school the last 3 years, after her public school held a lottery (due to overcrowding), and she did not make the cut.  Angie really blossomed in private school, and was so eager to finish well.

 

I was honored to be at her graduation this past month (the only “whetto” or white guy in the crowd), to celebrate with her family. It wasn’t until I sat there, as each graduate walked the stage, that I realized just how much of an opportunity she has been given, with the education she received.  As I witnessed the grand ceremony of the many other achievers, alongside Angie, the thought occurred to me, that there may have been a greater purpose for her not making that lottery in public school.

Angie with her nursing school registration acceptance letter.

 

Angelica plans to continue her education, by going to nursing school, perhaps desiring to help in the medical field where she once was helped, as a young girl. She has started a job which she plans to work for 6 months, in order to save money for when she will start nursing school in February. We plan to continue sponsoring her through nursing school, and have already paid her registration. Soon, we will find out what the monthly tuition will be. Please let us know if you would like to help sponsor Angie. We know she is going to be one who will make a difference, and beat the odds of the socio-economy around her.

 

AWAKEN THE DAWN 2017:

48 straight hours of around the clock worship, outreach, evangelism, all in the heart of Washington, D.C.  In this day and hour, with all the chaos going on in our nation, surely two straight days of love, and honoring Jesus in the capitol of our country, will make a difference!  VOB is fielding a diverse team of people from around the country, including First Nations friends. There is so much anger & protesting going on in our nation.  So much division & hate.  This is a chance for the worship arm of VOB to contribute to bringing the love of Jesus & the peace of GOD; to join in unity with people from all backgrounds, nations & races, bringing something that offers hope and the presence of the Lord. Would you consider assisting us, as we continue to raise the funds to send a team? Thank you to those of you who have responded. We hope to hear from more of you. We are not quite half way covered, so far, and any amount would help!  Also, please continue to pray for us, as we prepare.  We will be leading worship on 5 different occasions. To get further information about ATD, or if you are interested in participating, http://www.awakenthedawn.org

 

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VOB News July 2017 “Awaken the Dawn”

Dear friends:

This October, we have an opportunity to be involved in an incredible worship event called Awaken the Dawn.  The event will be held in Washington D.C., the first weekend in October.  This is a massive ‘tent city’ worship gathering on the National Mall, all around and near the Washington monument, Capital Hill, the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, and the White House!!  There will be 50 tents set up, one for each US state, as well as 5 large tents for the regions of our nation, plus one for Israel.  In each tent, day and night worship, for 2 straight days, will be held.  This will involve hundreds of musicians and singers, all giving praise to the Lord in our nations capitol, day and night!  Wow!!  The culmination will be a day of worship & prayer named Arise: The Deborah Call, calling women to stand together for Jesus & for our nation. 

We are super blessed to announce that VOB will be sending a worship team. We will be leading worship in both the state tents, as well as the regional tents.  We’re assembling a strong worship band, including our First Nation friends, musicians, artists and intercessors.  It is truly our privilege to be able to do this and we invite you to come along, Oct 6-9, if you are able!

Here’s the thing.  Our monthly budget is covered and we are super thankful to the Lord and to you for being faithful in your part of VOB!  This opportunity to go to D.C., to represent the Lord in worship & prayer, will go far above our normal budget.  Would you consider sowing into what we are preparing to do?  As you might know, Washington DC is a really expensive place to stay. We have air travel for the team, van rental, hotel rooms, parking, etc. So we really need YOUR help!!!

Would you please consider giving? No amount is too small (or too big!)

A few things have happened recently that have confirmed to us that the Lord is really orchestrating all of this, and we are excited! Last year, when I was in DC for Alltribes worship & prayer event, I went to David’s Tent, which is a permanent 24 hr worship tent, located near the WWII memorial. I was so moved by the presence of GOD, and the incredible blessing of having believers worship and proclaim the glory of the Lord 24 hours a day in that place. Being able to participate in something similar is just massively exciting (and in addition to Awaken the Dawn, we are hoping to lead worship at David’s Tent during our time there, as well).

In light of the chaos of our nation right now and what seems like an ever widening divide between people, doesn’t the opportunity to see 48 straight hours of worshipping GOD over our nations capitol seem just mind blowing?!  It sure does for me!

For Giving: If you can help with any funds for this upcoming mission to Washington D.C., please donate to our paypal account now. We really need your help to pull this off!!!