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!!!


VOB News June 2017 “Summer of Love”


20 years ago, Carol, myself, Mark, and Gary from our church leadership staff, took a team to San Francisco to celebrate 30 years since the Summer of Love – a revolution of peace and love that emerged in the late 60’s.  A counterculture arose amidst this revolution, but so did the Jesus movement, one of the greatest ingathering of souls for the Kingdom of God in

that generation.  As I read over our newsletter from that July 1997, I was reminded of all the amazing opportunities we had to do worship and evangelism all over the city. Many people were reached and ministered to. What an amazing opportunity for the Lord, and what great memories for us!


(both photos above) Gary, Carol (guitars) and Wayne (hand drum) leading worship in a couple of San Fran city squares July 1997.

Fast forward 20 years, and another event is being organized to celebrate-now-50 years, since the Summer of Love outpouring. Our friend Melody Green, asked Wayne to come

and assist her, as she ministers at the event. She and her husband Keith, were among those who came to know the Lord through the birthing of the Jesus movement. They were also among the ones who took the reins, and continued leading others to the Lord through that revival movement. Her voice is valued for this milestone. We will be doing outreach in the parks again, and look forward to sharing our encounters with you. If you are curious in reading more about the event you can do so at www.thesound2017.com   Prayers appreciated July 5-9th.

We had a great visit with Melody last month. She has a wealth of wisdom and years of experience that is very inspiring. We are not beginners, after 21 years of full time ministry, but we recognize one who has given her entire life to the Lord and His service. I have often shared how much Keith Green’s music inspires my work with the poor. And how listening to it regularly, helps me stay on track.   One of my favorite things to do is drive around Tijuana, connecting with the faces and surroundings, while listening to Keith’s song;

Open your eyes to the world all around you. Open your eyes, open your eyes. This world is much more than the things that surround you, open your eyes…”   www.melodygreen.com


On this occasion, I got to drive around with the actual writer of the song! Melody rode jump seat with me, to deliver food to the orphanage one day. What a treat. She loved it and took some great photos of the kids helping me unload the truck. And of course we enjoyed some delicious tacos!