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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 October 2017 “No Words”

As our 15 person, Awaken the Dawn team ‘debriefed’, ‘no words’ was the phrase everyone kept sharing, over and over.  We were all stunned, not only by the event itself, but also by the unity and joy each person on the team felt, as we worshiped and met believers from all over. Ours, was a team comprised of people from CA, NC, VA, and New Hampshire, First Nations people, and others. We came together at this place and time, to worship the Lord, along with hundreds and hundreds of other believers…..to honor Jesus, with love & humility in our nations capital.  For three straight days, 57 tents, both large & small, were filled with singers, musicians, dancers, artists, intercessors & others, who were interested in only one thing: to honor GOD.

I’m not sure I could ever really convey how ATD was. I’ll try to give a few details: For over 10 blocks, from the Capitol building to the Washington Monument, every state had a tent which represented them, along with 7 large tents representing Israel, student worship, and various regions of the USA. Our team led worship in the CA state tent, Western regional tent, Israel Alliance tent (2x), David’s Tent (see below), and assisted in the NY state tent. Worship went on in every tent from Friday night, through Monday morning.  There were people praying for others everywhere.  Laughter, tears, joy & celebration, intercession for our nation, spilled out of each tent. For myself, walking around late one night, passing tent after tent, seeing one person here, or 5 people there, just lost in worship of our King….again….no words.   At times, it was overwhelming. Every moment,  I was so happy that we had the privilege of being a part of such a beautiful undertaking. Our VOB team was awesome. And we thank YOU, a million times over, for helping us get there! We trust that change for the better will happen in the USA, after so many gathered together to stand in unity & praise to the Lord. Let’s press in for that!

I’ll leave you with one (and there were many) awesome story: as our group led worship in “David’s Tent”, (a 24 hr worship gathering on the ‘Mall’, which has been going on in DC for 2 years), the presence of GOD was so thick. Every person in the tent, was worshiping.  A staff member told me afterwards, that 2 men from Saudi Arabia had wandered into the tent, during our set, having heard the music. This staff member was able to lead these men to the Lord!!!!! He said they were so open to Jesus.

 

The presence of the One True GOD, His love and His mercy, were just so apparent in that place. That’s what it’s all about: worshipping the King of kings and being a part of His presence, as He touches hearts and brings them into HIS Kingdom. Amen…….Blessed be the Lord!!

Check out our live Facebook public video links below:

Israel Alliance Tent

Western Region Tent

David’s Tent

New York Tent

Israel Alliance Tent #2

Event stats update: 50,000 people and 1,600 worship teams from all 50 states, gathered and offered up 2850 combined hours of worship and prayer in 58 tents around the clock for three days on our National Mall. 4 million people across the globe participated and heard the gospel LIVE on Facebook – prayers were answered, people were healed, and thousands of lives were impacted and forever changed.