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VOB News November 2017 “VOB on the Road”

VOB on the road…4 hours south of the border, to be exact. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on an official overnight missions trip. Caravaning, sleeping bags, team antics, the whole enchilada (well menudo & ceviche anyway).

Vicente has frequently taken food and supplies which we bring him, to this very poor area near San Quintin, on the Baja peninsula. This time, I got to go and participate. It was an honor to meet the people there. I was reminded of what first inspired me to work with the poor. The people live in conditions, and suffer hardship, that I myself, am not sure I could endure. But, here’s the thing: they do more than endure, they live! They worship like they are the richest in the world. So inspiring!

Hundreds of people came out to the evangelistic meetings. Hot dogs were consumed, toys were received. But the best part, is that souls were won, including 2 young girls, who were actually on our team! They were college friends of Vicente’s daughter, and they gave their hearts to Jesus the night before we left. What a way to start a new walk with Jesus, to then go out and tell others!

What a treat to go with my team, serving alongside each other in a deeper way. I love how our friends love and serve!  And, in this season of thanks, we are thankful to the Lord for YOU being part of the team!

“And may the Lord reward you for your kindness…” Ruth 1:8

 

 

 

 

 

We could use a little prayer push this next month:   Family health needs–Carol’s folks; Franki June, our sweet little dog, health  and healing;  A little extra prayer for our day to day-health, mental, physical, safety and so on.  We need your covering!’

“pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks..” I Thess 5:17

 

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VOB News August 2017 “Angie Graduates”

Wayne with Angie on her graduation day.

Who remembers their high school graduation?  I sure remember mine! In fact, I was reminded this past June, that it was 30 years ago! Graduation is certainly a turning point in one’s life.  And it surely was that for our young friend, Angelica. You have heard of her a few times, through the years. She was the 11 year old girl, who had a cancerous tumor appear just over her right eye. You helped us support her through her treatments.  Thank the Lord, she has gotten a clean bill of health, every check up, for the past 7 years!

Angie with her dad just after she was released from the hospital after the tumor was removed.

You have also helped us assist in sending her to private school the last 3 years, after her public school held a lottery (due to overcrowding), and she did not make the cut.  Angie really blossomed in private school, and was so eager to finish well.

 

I was honored to be at her graduation this past month (the only “whetto” or white guy in the crowd), to celebrate with her family. It wasn’t until I sat there, as each graduate walked the stage, that I realized just how much of an opportunity she has been given, with the education she received.  As I witnessed the grand ceremony of the many other achievers, alongside Angie, the thought occurred to me, that there may have been a greater purpose for her not making that lottery in public school.

Angie with her nursing school registration acceptance letter.

 

Angelica plans to continue her education, by going to nursing school, perhaps desiring to help in the medical field where she once was helped, as a young girl. She has started a job which she plans to work for 6 months, in order to save money for when she will start nursing school in February. We plan to continue sponsoring her through nursing school, and have already paid her registration. Soon, we will find out what the monthly tuition will be. Please let us know if you would like to help sponsor Angie. We know she is going to be one who will make a difference, and beat the odds of the socio-economy around her.

 

AWAKEN THE DAWN 2017:

48 straight hours of around the clock worship, outreach, evangelism, all in the heart of Washington, D.C.  In this day and hour, with all the chaos going on in our nation, surely two straight days of love, and honoring Jesus in the capitol of our country, will make a difference!  VOB is fielding a diverse team of people from around the country, including First Nations friends. There is so much anger & protesting going on in our nation.  So much division & hate.  This is a chance for the worship arm of VOB to contribute to bringing the love of Jesus & the peace of GOD; to join in unity with people from all backgrounds, nations & races, bringing something that offers hope and the presence of the Lord. Would you consider assisting us, as we continue to raise the funds to send a team? Thank you to those of you who have responded. We hope to hear from more of you. We are not quite half way covered, so far, and any amount would help!  Also, please continue to pray for us, as we prepare.  We will be leading worship on 5 different occasions. To get further information about ATD, or if you are interested in participating, http://www.awakenthedawn.org