VOB News October 2018 “Sabbatical Season”

Greetings in the Name of the Lord!

By the time you receive this letter, we hope to be on the road driving to the East Coast. Initially, for the week of First Nations worship at David’s Tent, mentioned, in our last newsletter.  Please be in prayer for us, as Carol coordinates, and for our team! We are one of 12 teams coming together to lead around the clock worship for Rise Up. As well, we will be assisting with Alltribesdc. Everyone is welcome to attend!

After our week in DC,  we have decided, through prayer, and with the support of our Voice of the Bride board members, to take a short, 2 month sabbatical, starting after our DC event, and going thru the first of 2019.  We will be on the East Coast during this time, seeking fresh vision from the Lord for VOB.  We will also be doing some much needed sharing and fundraising events, as we work towards boosting our budget in 2019.  We will be meeting with different east coast friends and contacts.  Lastly, we will be taking some much needed time for refreshing and rest.

We would love to see you!  If you, your home group, or your church would like to have us come and speak/share on our ministry and work, please contact us for setting that up.  And please feel free to share us with anyone you think might be interested. We will primarily be in North Carolina and Virginia, and would love to share our heart, vision and fundraising needs, for VOB, be it an in-home evening, a church gathering, or other event.  There is so much we want to continue to do, and forming new partnerships, as well as reconnecting with long-standing partners, would be most welcome.

Prayer needs:

Traveling to, from and around east coast, Oct 31-early Jan, 2019. SAFETY, HEALTH!

DC Rise Up/Alltribes ministry trip, Nov 6-11.  Our team is diverse and huge!

Valued family time during this period.  We haven’t been home for Thanksgiving in 14 years!!!

Open doors for new contacts.

Fundraising. We are working on our 2019 budget.  Garnering more support would be so helpful.

MEXICO MINISTRY here in San Diego and all adjustments that have been necessary for us to be away, including new helpers, and changes for our ministry partners in TJ.

Franki June (photo left) for health and safety (she travels with us).

Carol’s horse, Surfline Saint. Carol has been madly teaching lessons, in exchange for several of her students taking care of Saint, while she is gone.

We so appreciate each of you being on our team!

Thank you & GOD bless you all. 

p.s. the painting of the Capitol above was painted by our dear friend Jason DeBow during worship at last years worship outreach to D.C.

VOB News September 2018 “VOB goes to Washington…again”

Two years ago, Carol attended a first of it’s kind event in Washington DC. It was called Alltribes DC First Nations National Day of Prayer. At this event, First Nations leaders from around our nation, read a proclamation granting forgiveness to our nation, for the atrocities committed against Native American peoples.  This was a powerful moment, as a people group forgave, and chose to move forward.

Last year, you may remember VOB took a team to participate in 3 days of around the clock worship on the National Mall in Washington, including leading a session at the 24/7 tent of worship, called David’s Tent.

This year, Alltribes DC and David’s Tent are merging, for a week of 24/7 First Nations worship, and the National Day of Prayer. All of this will take place on the National Mall, just blocks from Capitol Hill, the White House, Supreme Court, and Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Memorials.  We are happy to announce that we are taking a team once again, this Nov. 7-11!

VOB is super excited to be able to bring a diverse team of worship leaders, intercessors, and artists, to lead worship, pray and build relationship with people from around our country. Last year, when leading worship at David’s Tent, 2 Muslim men came in while we were leading worship, and gave their hearts to the Lord!  We hope to see this again happening, as we lead worship in a very public place, in the heart of our nation’s capitol.  In addition, Carol is helping coordinate teams for the duration of the event.  This is especially dear to her heart, as she meets Native Americans from around the country, and supports them in standing for their people to come to know the Lord.  We could not be more honored to be assisting in this historic week in DC!!! 

We don’t mention funds all that often, although we know last month we did ask you to consider sponsoring our 2 young girls to college. It just so happens that these needs have come back to back. This is why we are feeling the need for a financial push over our normal monthly budget. We really need your support to help us meet these goals. Would you consider giving a special offering to help us? 

And please pray with us, as we prepare our team travels. There is a lot that needs to come together, but not too much for the Lord, and not with you on our team!!   

If you are interested in more information, you can check out the following websites for a broader explanation of these events:    www.alltribesdc.org  or  www.davidstentdc.org  

“… and behold a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb …” 

[Revelation 7:9a]