VOB News August/September 2020 “San Quintin photo journal”

We took the compassion arm of VOB on the road again last month…4 hours south of the border, 420 mile round trip in one day. I believe we told you of the great needs in the San Quintin area. And how more so than usual, with the present pandemic. Our amazing team (mostly teens) put together food packs from all the food we had delivered in recent weeks. Wayne took a load down, spent the night after they loaded the caravan of vehicles with supplies, and started off for the drive early the next morning. Our flatbed truck was as full as it could ever be. It is always so amazing to see it go from full to empty so quickly. But thank God (and you for your prayers and support) for His provision. The truck always gets filled again!

San Quintin is a fishing town. One of the fishermen who helped host the outreaches, also hosted us in his home for some fresh-out-of-the-sea, clam ceviche. It was amazing. And very kind of his struggling family, to feed our entire team! 

The crowds of people that assembled around our truck for a small bag of resources, was humbling at best. It was so very hot that day, but folks were so patient, humble, and grateful. Truly a vision of “count our blessings” rang in my heart, and still, is in my mind each day.

We hope these snap shots give you the idea, and perhaps even the full experience.

 

Clams for all.
The fishermen led by a brother who is also a fisher of men!

Wayne helping the team sing a fun action song for the kids.

(Outreach videos on location – not sure why the still pic is on its side but it will play right side up)

Empty for now…but not for long! Thanks to God’s provision!l
Team – caravan break along the drive!

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