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!

 

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VOB News February 2015 “30 Days of Worship and Prayer”

 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

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It is always our prayer, that VOB could help facilitate the bringing of Jesus’ Name, through worship and compassion.  This month, we have been blessed to do that in a few different ways:

30 Days of Worship and Prayer at P.lace o.f W.orship (P.o.W.):

February, 2015, marks the 3 year anniversary of P.o.W.  For the last 3 years, we have been meeting once a month, to worship GOD, pray and intercede for the nations, or whatever is on His heart. We’ve seen remarkable participation, as people come to worship & honor the Lord through prayer, Scripture reading, singing, worship dance, worship art, and the bringing of non-perishable food items for the poor.  On Saturday, Feb. 7, we launched 30 Days of worship & prayer at P.o.W.  Each day, for 30 days, we are holding either a morning or an evening session.  Each session is being led by a different worship leader or prayer leader from around our city.  We are also having sessions dedicated to worship dance & worship art.  This is a true representation of the Body of Christ coming together for a greater purpose & we hope it will lead to more unity & greater outpouring of GOD’s Spirit, around the world.  “So that the nations will know that HE is GOD & there is no other.”  Please join us with your voice, in prayer, from wherever you are, that the Lord would be glorified, as we come together.  Even though we may be far apart, physically, we are one in HIM!!

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On the compassion front, we just received a very large donation of sports equipment, from a local ministry – Sports Gift. that serves the needy in this way.  We were given soccer balls, baseballs, bats, gloves, shinguards, jerseys, hats, and so many other sports related donations!  These items will be used by the community we serve via our partner Vicente, as well as Lily of the Valley orphanage, in Tijuana.  What a pleasure to be able to give such items to kids who could not be happier, just to have a ball to kick around in the street with friends.  It makes for a very happy face, and lots of smiling faces, in a very poor place.

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As always, we thank YOU, for your part in VOB.  We could not do this alone.  Our victories are your victories.  Thanks for being a part of sharing the Name of Jesus, throughout the earth!!    Love Wayne & Carol 

p.s. Since the writing of this update we decided that WE ARE EXTENDING THE 30 DAYS!!!! We will be continuing on until Easter, YAHOO!!! After that, only the LORD knows!!!! Please be in prayer, that these 60 DAYS, will be profoundly unique in changing the atmosphere, not just in our city, but all over the world, for the glory of GOD!!!