VOB News January 2016 “New in 2016”

San Diego, Tijuana, The Nations….every tongue and tribe! 

As the new year gets into full swing, we’d like to ask you to pray with us about a few things:

First, for the last 4 years, we have been doing monthly worship & prayer gatherings here in San Diego.  Over the years, at P.o.W, we’ve done 24 hours of worship, 12 hours of worship, 100 days of worship & prayer (last year, from Feb. through May), and, most recently, a week of worship with the Word, with a different team each night, reading & singing the Bible.  In praying about our next steps for what we call P.lace o.f W.orship, we will be moving from monthly to quarterly gatherings. This will free us up to do more outside worship & prayer stuff.  Would you just pray for P.o.W., that  we would continue to have clear guidance & effective gatherings, whenever we do meet? We could use that little prayer push!

Second, we’ve been given the opportunity to go onto several reservations in Southern California, over the course of the next month. We will be doing worship & prayer, in partnership with our First Nations friends.  This has been on our hearts for a very long time, and the Lord seems to be opening the doors.  We would ask you to seriously pray for these opportunities!  It is not to be taken lightly, when the First Nations/Native American people, who we love dearly,  open up their doors for us to come on their land.  We are grateful & pray that the Lord would truly reach the indigenous people of North America!!  Please pray for protection, safety & covering for all who will be a part.

And third, we would just like to ask you for a little extra prayer push for our health.  Sometimes we just both get tired, and could use some extra strength for the work!

Thanks so much!  Love Wayne & Carol

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Our Christmas outreach and efforts were a great success. We collected sufficient amount of toys for nearly a thousand kids at the outreach (Carol leading worship below), other weekly colonia outreaches, and for our children in the local Tijuana church (above).

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We had thousands of pounds of canned foods and non perishables donated this year. So great to stock some cupboards.

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Gabriel (right) has been such an incredible addition to our staff these past few months. And IMG_2961he has enrolled young helpers from the Nations! Burma, Nepal, Thailand represent! IMG_2881

VOB News March 2015 “30 days goes 60”

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Every generation gathered around the Abba drum, singing praises to Jesus the risen Christ. “Every tribe, tongue and nation”.

On February 7, we started “30 Days of Worship & Prayer” at P.o.W. On March 7, we decided to extend to 60 Days, through April 7. We’ve had worship & prayer leaders from around our county, come & participate. We’ve had artists, as well as dance teams, lead out. This has been a humbling experience, as we watch many come to participate, including those from many nations (Chinese, Mexican, African, First Nations, European). We’ve also been collecting non-perishables, and it’s so much fun to see what people bring! One of the highlights, so far, has been having First Nations (Native American tribes) worship & prayer leaders, participate with us in culturally relevant ways of worshiping the Lord & praying. Topics for prayer, have included Israel and the elections, Mexico & border town issues, the U.S.A, & unity in the Body of Christ, & the situation between Ukraine & Russia. We’ve prayed extensively for the situation in the Mideast, with ISIS, and have prayed for missionaries all around the world. It is a real privilege & honor to partner with the Lord, through worship & intercession. Please keep us in YOUR prayers, as we consider the next steps.  11008800_838381769590674_7331304105712067597_o

We recently had a wonderful visit to one of the elderly and infirmary homes. We’ve also had two new volunteers helping VOB. Wayne has become quite fond of these young men & is very grateful for their help. It is such a blessing to facilitate someone’s gift in compassion, toward those who are in need of such a gift. In the photo to the left, Gabriel, Randy, & Wayne are praying for a man with some eye problems. Below, this dear lady was so very upset because her friend & bed mate Rosa, was in great pain. While Vicente prayed for her friend, I was glad to cheer the lady up a bit, with some flowers that had been donated earlier that morning. The real miracle, was the lifting of everyone’s spirit, when The Lord came and comforted Rosa. She was a completely different person when we left. Look at that smile! What do you think?

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These are just a few snippets of our day to day life. Every day brings a new appreciation for the work of the Lord & the lives He brings across our paths! Thank you!

 

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Our team from the day!