VOB News November 2015 “Worship/Praying the Word”

10511486_10153182252789863_7972574780840211834_oFrom Nov. 8, through Nov. 15, VoB sponsored “Week of Worship with the Word” at P.lace o.f W.orship.  As you know, P.o.W., is our monthly worship & prayer meeting.  Last Spring, we sponsored 100 days of worship & prayer.  In the summer, I just felt a prompting from the Lord, to honor His Word, by incorporating it into a series of worship nights.  It seems to me that there is a severe lack of reading & understanding the Word of GOD, the Bible, in the Body of Christ these days. And truly, without understanding His Word, it’s harder to have faith, hope & love.  Knowing Scripture, makes a big difference in our daily life, our daily encouragement, prayers and our overall relationship with GOD.  By taking the time to incorporate Scripture into our times of worship, we felt that we were honoring His Word, and reminding people to reconnect with the Bible.

When the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, on the 14th, many asked, ‘what can we do now?’.  Honestly, it’s not easy to answer that question.  It feels pretty overwhelming, with the refugee situation and all the chaos of the Middle East.  But for the believer, the one who has a direct ‘hotline’ to the Lord, the way we CAN make a difference, right here and now, is through prayer.  If we are applying HIS Word, (which we know is truth), to our prayers,  we will see a difference made, as the world seems to get increasingly dark.

To that end, we’d like to share a few tips with you, from our dear missionary friend Kathleen Dillard, on how to pray for our nation, and the nations in general, during these tumultuous times.  Countering Terrorism, is a resource from Prayer Central.  We urgently implore you to to take the Word of GOD, and add it to your prayers for France, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States of America, and the world in general, so that the Prince of Peace, JESUS, will become known in the hearts of men and women. You can apply these Top-10 prayers, to our work in Mexico as well. The citizens of Mexico, like many third world nations, are affected by government corruption and drug cartel influence, which continues to oppress (or terrorize) the people.

We hope these tips encourage you to ‘fight the good fight’, on your knees. GOD bless you and may your Thanksgiving weekend, be truly bountiful!!!

P.S. Don’t forget V.O.B-A-Gift selections. We need to hear from you by December 15th if you are interested.

P.S.S. Here is our own little list of ‘thanksgiving’ for VoB:

  • we thank the Lord for a fruitful Week of Worship with the Word.  Eight different worship leaders led throughout the week, as we read, sang, prayed His Word out.
  • we are super thankful for the continued help of our assistant, Gabriel.  The difference he makes in the loading & unloading of thousands of pounds of food per week, is incredible! And he loves serving with Wayne in Mexico and they love him!  Also an increase in volunteers lately. (see photo below)
  • we spent a week with our visiting missionary friend Kathleen Dillard, ministering around San Diego.  What a privilege to have her with us!
  • we continue to be thankful for the food, the vehicles, our Mexican ministry partners who are so faithful, and all those who are a part of VoB Compassion.
  • we are so grateful for ongoing favor with Mexican customs and safety in Tijuana.
  • we are SUPER thankful for YOU!!

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VOB News October 2014 “Be the VOICE of the Bride”

Carol and the worship band.
                Carol and the worship band.

For several months now, the ‘worship’ side of Voice of the Bride has been growing.  This month, we sponsored a 12 hour day of worship, called “Twelve for the Tribes”, which just happened to fall on the high holy day of Yom Kippur.  Yom Kippur was the day when the Jewish high priest went into the holy of holies, to make the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the people, for the year.  Jesus, of course, is THE ultimate sacrifice.  So it was an honor & privilege to do these 12 hours of worship, on this day.   We had worship leaders from around San Diego county, participate.  Worship went up.  Prayers went up.  Dance & art were a part of the day long event.  People from all over the county came & worshiped.  It was pretty cool!

Franki helping to sort out the donated food.
Franki helping to sort the donated food.

VOB collected non-perishable food items, throughout the 12 hour day, as the ‘compassion’ side of our ministry.   We do this regularly, during our monthly P.lace o.f W.orship, worship & intercession gatherings.  Food is collected, for distribution to those we work with in Tijuana.  This month, we collected several boxes, through the “Twelve for the tribes”  worship day.  We love this part!

 As part of our worship mandate, we are getting to participate in many worship events that are going on around our county.  There is quite an outpouring of worship, going on in San Diego, for which we are very thankful.  Laboring in this particular field for many years, it is a joy to see more worship coming forth.  A few months ago, we were honored to be a part of a worship & prayer event that our missionary friends, David & Hilary Overton, did in Cebu, Philippines.  We did this via Skype.  Carol led worship, here at our house, with some prayer partners coming to participate.  Via Skype, we worshiped & prayed with staff members at Glory Reborn.  Truly, this was an honor to do!

Jane Goodell praying for Kathleen.
         Jane Goodell praying for Kathleen.

We also had the honor of hosting Kathleen Dillard, in September, as she came and shared with us about what the Lord is doing in India, and what the Lord wants to do here, in the U.S.A., through prayer and worship.  Many folks were touched & the worship and intercession that came forth for the nations was super powerful!  We often pray for Kathleen, and those she ministers to in No. India, during P.o.W.  So it was great to have her here, in person.

Thank you for your part in contributing to what VOB is doing.  Your prayers, giving & encouragement, mean a great deal…..May it all be for the glory of the Lamb of GOD!!

Love Wayne & Carol