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VOB News December 2017 “Merry Christmas”

Merry Christmas from VOB and our  Tijuana team!

We are always so blessed to sponsor a gathering with our team in Tijuana, and their families, and just enjoy doing something we never get to do: sit down and eat! Ha! But seriously, we stay pretty busy, and pretty task oriented with tasks of providing basic needs, and food for many in their communities who really need help. But on this night, the night after Thanksgiving, we gather each year and share our thanks for one another. We work hard as a team. These men and women, who often put others first, rarely splurge on themselves-much less a dinner out with their entire family! There is lots of talking (loudly with this large a group), laughing, dreaming, photo taking, and yes, of course, a great deal of eating. This year, was our 8th year of gathering, with nearly 50 around the table!

We know that you have many opportunities to follow and support other ministries. We want you to know, that a great deal of our thanks, is for folks like you, who help us reach out and do what we do. We believe that worshiping God, leads to compassion for what’s on His heart…..and that having compassion for what is on His heart, leads back to worshiping Him!

Thank you for joining us around the table, in our worship and compassion ministry.

Blessings in 2018,   Love  Wayne & Carol

 

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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