Thank you for praying for the “worship” arm of VOB. Our monthly worship gatherings, called P.lace o.f W.orship, or P.o.W., have seen more and more people catching the vision for worship and intercession, and the part each one of us has in that endeavor. Rather than sitting back & watching, people are now really starting to participate with prayer, Scripture reading and other interactive involvement. We are also a part of several worship activities going on around San Diego county. Our hope is to spark people to realize that, as believers, we CAN make a difference through compassionate efforts to help people, physically, as well as through worshiping the Lord & praying for the things on His heart…..that worship can be active, in changing the atmosphere, not just passive! Please keep praying for the development of this aspect of VOB!
The Living Waters International training went very well. Our team of 25 or so, consisted of those from Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada and the US. Though a bilingual training, I followed the Spanish speaking, very well. Of course I was assisted by a translator in the small group I led, but I was greatly encouraged by the team, that my Spanish was coming along nicely. I was inspired to return home and make an effort to take a course in conversational Spanish. Carol is also interested to develop her worship in Spanish. Now, to find the time and financial resources to do so (Let us know if you are interested in sponsoring us to do so).
The training took place in Villa Guerrero, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, 2 hours south of Mexico City. VG, a small community of agriculture. It reminded me of our first missions trips to Chihuahua when Carol and I were in college before we were married. As always, the training was a full schedule of teachings, ministry times and small groups. The men in my small group were from different countries, religious backgrounds, and stages of life, yet their need to sort out some personal struggles did not differ. They each rose to the occasion in sharing some of their difficult upbringings, poor personal choices, and withholdings in the ministries they lead. Each of them are ministers or priests in their homelands. I was honored to hear their stories, offer some guidance and counsel, speak affirmation, and pray Jesus’ peace and restoration over them. It is always a special privilege to meet a few more good men around the world!
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We took a few days to drive up the coast of California for some R&R. Carol got to hug her favorite majestic Redwood trees, and Wayne ventured into some hollowed ones, as we both enjoyed the peace of the forest! Truly one of God’s wonders!