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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

 

 

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VOB News May 2017 “…by the pallet”

We are blessed every week by a local health care organization, which shares  non-perishable food from their private food bank. We get food by the pallet, sometimes 2-4 pallets a week! Wayne met the founder/director while sitting on a coalition panel, among other local organization heads, for spreading awareness on human trafficking. You just never know how the Lord will provide when you are obedient to do what He gives you passion for. We also deliver food to a ‘women with children’ shelter (domestic violence and trafficking victims) in Tijuana which was a connection from this same coalition.

Border update:

It’s been awhile since we reported on how things are going with Mexican customs. As you know, we were experiencing great favor with the new 2nd in command, who not only secured that we paid the lower import fee, but also paved the way for us to really be known by many of the agents. This gained us faster access in crossing. However, in keeping with the usual process, her assignment came to an end, and she was transferred to another location.

When border crossing was simpler….maybe

We were concerned what that might mean for us. The new boss came with greater favor! He has not met with us, but seems to have a heart for the poor, and waived the customs fee for now! There are occasions when we have to pay, if our load is slightly larger than normal. But this has been a wonderful blessing on the budget, although we know that it might be for just a season. We still are restricted from bringing produce, uncooked meat and dairy products. This is unfortunate, as we get so much of that donated, and there is such great need for nutrition and protein.      SO let’s get that pushed to the top of the agenda in prayer!

IN WORSHIP NEWS: 

Good friends in Tijuana, Jesus and Josephina, invited us to share in their wedding vows done “by a minister”. They had been married by a judge years prior, but wanted to testify of the Lord’s work in their lives and current ministry. They asked Carol to play a song or two. But in keeping with good “go with the flow in Mexico,” Carol ended up playing worship, while the bride walked in. (when the finger gets pointed at you to play – you play!!)
Our dear friend Melody Green (left of Carol), came to visit us after we met for her board of directors meeting. She shared, after Carol led us in worship, on being purposeful in our sharing of Christ. She reflected from her rich history, but more so her every day life, and simple ways, we can all show Christ love.