VOB News October 2019 “…Rebuild the Tent…”

“After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things known from of old.” Act 15:16-18

 

This has been a busy few weeks for us!  As mentioned last month, Carol led worship at an event commemorating the 70 year anniversary of Billy Graham’s famous LA tent meetings. The event was held by Generation Won, and Brian & Pam Jourden. “Meet Me at the Tent” ran several days, with worship, prayer and outreach being the primary agenda’s. By the weeks end, over 200 people had come to know the Lord through the outreach teams!!  Carol and her team led worship in conjunction with Melody Green, sharing an encouraging word about evangelism and reaching people for Christ. Forging a new relationship with the Generation Won leaders, is an exciting development for VOB, as our hearts are so similar in evangelism and outreach! 

 

 

(All of the great photos above were provided by 139:14 Images)

In other news,  if you remember, in 2017, VOB took a team to Washington DC, for “Awaken the Dawn”, where every state in our nation had a tent on the National Mall, devoted to 3 days of around the clock worship and prayer. This movement has spread nationally, and now participants host 3 days of around the clock worship and prayer gatherings in cities all over our country, called, “Awaken the Dawn/Tent America.”  Tent America, was held in over 400 cities and communities all across the USA.  Wow, that’s a lot of worship unto the Lord being poured out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is all of this important? When we gather to worship the Lord in our cities and communities, the presence of GOD comes, and when His presence comes, lives are changed.  These gatherings also help to build unity in the Body of Christ, which is desperately needed if the Church is going to be salt and light to the world. We were honored to participate in San Diego’s ATD/Tent America gathering. We came together with a number of Southern California Native American tribes, and led worship in Vista, CA, closing out the 3 day event. Folks from many different tribes in the area, gathered around the Big Drum, and added their voices as we led worship and prayer/proclamation.

From there, I (Carol) headed out to VA to visit family and for some needed rest, while Wayne (with a friend) took a couple nights R&R at a popular camping spot in Mexico.  After I return, we have another event Thursday Nov 21, Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets, well respected voices to the church, throughout the world, will be speaking in San Diego. “A Time to Plow” gathering is an evening for encouraging the Body of Christ here. Carol will Be leading a diverse team of worship musicians from around the county, in this regional event hosted by Limitless Realms International Ministry.

 

 

On the Mexico front Wayne has continued with ongoing favor with customs which has been so appreciated as we have had massive amounts of additional food donated for the people. We have been able to share with other colleagues including one ministry who ministers in the red light district of Tijuana. These friends have also been a beacon for many displaced refugees in these days. Among those displaced, were a special family Wayne, along with our faithful partners, was able to help. We will share their story in the near future. But for now meet two dear elderly folks, Amelia and José, pictured with Wayne below. Wayne visits them each week and has so for many years now. They just wanted to say hi and muchîsimas gracias to each of you! 

VOB News January 2018 “Hope Restored…”

A blast from the past of us from one of our honeymoon breakfast photos in Gatlinburg Tennessee.

Wow, this month marks the 200th issue of our newsletter. Some of you have been on our mailing list since the first issue, when we left North Carolina for full time ministry, 22 years ago in January 1996!  Not only that, but also this month we just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, which is even harder to believe.  We were able to reflect on all of this, as we drove across this great country of ours (AGAIN –  how many times we have lost count) to visit family for the holidays. We hope you had a great Christmas and HAPPY New Year!!

Miguel, Peter, Wayne & Flora at Campamento de Fe.

Hope Restored Can Go A Long Way

On a recent visit to Campamento de Fe, (Camp of Faith) where a dear sister, Flora (in photo above), takes care of a dozen or more men who need medical attention, we got to hear an awesome testimony from Miguel (below).  Our friend and VOB supporter, Peter, went along with Wayne, and got to hear Miguel’s story, first hand.

Miguel at Campamento de Fe, where he went from being a patient needing medical care, to sticking around and helping serve the others needing care.

Around 8 or so years ago, Wayne, along with Vicente, was at Camp of Faith when Miguel had first arrived. He had 2 broken ankles, 2 wrapped wrists and a bandage on his neck – all from 3 different attempts to take his own life. He had cut his wrists and neck artery previously, and jumped from a high level in a final effort. Thankfully, the Lord spared him each time, waiting for this moment He was going to encounter Miguel. Vicente and I prayed for and with him, bound the spirit of death, and declared hope and life over him. I saw, before my very eyes, his transformation into freedom.

As he told this story to us again, upon this visit 8 years later, he spoke over and over about how much he did not want to live back then.    And then he said, with a big smile, “ASK ME NOW!”

Wayne praying with the group of other residents in Flora (and Miguel’s) care.

“Let Compassion Reach it’s Destination” Kathleen Dillard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship Corner:

Carol will be attending some key leadership meetings with a round table of Native American leaders in February. She will report on that in the next couple issues.

Pray for great connections.

Also please pray for open doors, as we work on several worship projects around the country, scheduling for the coming year.