VOB News September 2017 “Thanks all around”

So many needs, in every direction we look. Devastation from hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, etc. That is what I have been thinking, as I turn on the television, or browse through internet pages. Perhaps you have been doing the same. How do we respond to all of the needs? Each need is certainly valid. That is why we are so grateful that many of you, our faithful supporters, consider us when making contributions. We know you have many other needs to choose from. And believe me, sometimes we ask ourselves, are there greater needs than what we put our hands to?  Over the years, I have asked God, “are we making a difference?”.  I can’t say that I always get an answer.  But often, He just puts that next individual in front of us, who is not just down on their luck, but facing an every day struggle of coping to feed their family, in a third world system.  Or we see how worship and prayer impacts someone, profoundly. You have heard many of our stories. I am not attempting to convince you,  even though I’ve sometimes needed convincing. We just want to genuinely thank you for helping us.

We also thought you might like to know that we, as an organization, also contribute to many other ministries and causes. We have been asked a time or two, by interested parties, “why would you tithe off of funds that have already been given to you for charitable purposes?”.  “Isn’t that like a double tithe or offering?” Maybe. But we tend to think that you can’t go wrong when giving. And we know you can’t out give God!  We are blessed to support direct work, every month in the Philippines, India, Thailand, Armenia, as well as a few ministries here in the States, that work in many areas both nationally and internationally. We also contributed toward the relief work in Texas after the flood. Thanks for being on our team – together we are responding to the needs!

Our present needs:

Our large flatbed truck broke down, in route to Mexico last week. Wayne and Gabriel had to shift the load over to 2 regular pick up trucks, to make sure the food made it to those who needed it in Tijuana. The truck is still in the shop, getting a transmission over haul. We have had to say no to several pallets of food, while the big truck is out of commission. We hope to get it back in operation soon. We appreciate your prayers and any giving toward the extra burden to our regular budget with this repair.   (The truck is back in operation, thank God,  since this report was posted) 

Frank’s bags are packed!

The D.C. trip is coming up fast. We are still not completely funded for this added expense to our budget.  Please also be praying for our team. We have an amazing group of people going, including First Nations, musicians, artists, evangelists, and prayer warriors.  As we explained in recent newsletters, we will be leading worship 5 times, throughout the weekend, praying for people, talking with them, and honoring the Lord together with hundreds of others, in public, in our nation’s capitol.   Awakenthedawn.org

“Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart.”        II Cor. 4:1

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!!!