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Weekend Recap 3/18/14

V2H Weekend Recap

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Shortly after Jan-Niklas arrived, we thought we’d get a shot here with Mayor Reed welcoming him to the USA.

Well it has been a very busy weekend. As you may already know, our intern from Germany arrived after a very adventurous journey to America. You can read more about that here. After arriving last Friday, we had a fundraising event at our church. The event was to help with funds for the upcoming Nicaragua trip on June 15-21, 2014. We had a great turn out and raised over $400! This was a huge blessing toward the whole cost of our trip. Currently we have about 12 making plans to go from New Vision Church in Fayetteville, GA.


Alex, Terry, Jan-Niklas and Brandy serving during our fundraising event at New Vision Church

On Saturday, we had a very intense sign practice as we are getting ready for the spring and summer months when we do quite a bit of performing and travel. I have gotten a little out of shape this winter and really needed to up the “workout” level for our team in Fayetteville so as to help myself mostly, lol. Unfortunately they have to suffer with me.

We had our church service on Saturday night and then again on Sunday at New Vision. After lunch Sunday, I took two of our student leaders and Jan-Niklas with me to Hixson, TN. Several years ago we launched a branch of our ministry in that area to serve in the Chattanooga area. In that time, we have had a vibrant skateboard ministry, Sign Language team and now a growing church plant. Terry Davis, pastor, missionary and friend, has been with Vision 2 Hear over 10years now. He’s currently working for the non-profit ministry called On Point during the day and then serves as pastor/missionary with Vision 2 Hear other times. He has been a very valuable asset to us and the kingdom work of the Lord.

The Movement, which is the church gathering there in Hixson has grown to about 40-50 meeting twice weekly. They serve in the local homeless shelter regularly and have been involved in many other community service projects. They too will be taking a team to Nicaragua this summer and have 12 currently signed up to attend the first week of June. At The Movement, I was able catch the WAVE team up on some current music we are working on and then I was able to speak for the church service that night.


From L-R: Me, Terry Davis, Tyler, Jan-Niklas, Trevor and Devin. We were playing disc golf on Signal Mountain, TN

Jan-Niklas and I are unpacking and repacking today getting things ready for the next few days in the Forest Park/Fayetteville area. Jan really seems to be enjoying his time and learning a lot of sign for performing. He will also be serving with our praise band at church and sharing his testimony and speaking from time-to-time. He’s got a great heart and mind to work and learn. I am sure he is going to grow a lot as well as add a lot to our ministry over the next few months. Please keep him in your prayers.

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Prince in Nigeria. He’s been suffering some serious back pain.

I also heard from Prince in Nigeria the other day. He has been having some severe back issues. He was hospitalized and had some kind of surgery. After the surgery he informed me of some other very serious things for him personally. He has some difficult decisions to make which may include leaving the village. Please be praying for Prince’s health, protection and God’s direction on where and what he should do.

Jorge Campos from El Salvador has also come to the USA and is in Ft. Lauderdale, FL right now. He arrived this weekend and is staying with friends there and then next week he will be visiting our friends in Port Orange at Christ The King Church where Scott Kirschner is the pastor. Jorge is here doing some fundraising and visiting before he heads to Iceland for three months to serve as a Spanish teach. He has friends who are missionaries there who are going to house him and give him the chance to teach and serve in a local school. Be praying for Jorge as he travels as a V2H missionary. Vision 2 Hear El Salvador has gotten their NGO status and Jorge is not only serving as a missionary with V2H but also the president of V2H ES! We are very excited about all that is going to happen as the ministry continues to flourish in El Salvador.

Thanks for all of your prayers and support. More updates coming soon!




Africa 2014 Building Pics

George just returned from Ututu, Nigeria. Here are some pics of the work project. More pics coming soon of other things that transpired over the 12 days.

Fast Forward Love Feast

Fast Forward 2014Join us for our annual fundraising event, Fast Forward. This year’s event falls on Valentine’s Day Weekend so we are having a “Love Feast”. For 30 hours on Friday through Saturday, we will fast from food and feast on love for God and others. Funds from this year’s event will go a long way in helping send people overseas and in providing school fees for students we sponsor abroad in El Salvador, Nigeria and Nicaragua.

Nicaragua: The Movement

Some recent pics from the latest trip to Nicaragua with our friends from Soddy Daisy, TN

Missions Update


fast forward logoVision 2 Hear is happy to announce that through the efforts of our Fast Forward 30 Hour Famine, we were able to generate $3,000 to be disbursed in mission efforts in Nigeria, Nicaragua, El Salvador and The United Arab Emirates. These funds will help students with school fees, families in poverty and getting missionaries to the field. Thanks to everyone who gave and participated. We give God the glory for the success of this event.



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The funds that we generated for Charity Water were sent to Ethiopia. Vision 2 Hear and New Vision Church generated over $500 that is going to help dig wells and bring water to people who are in desperate need. Thanks for collecting change to make such a change!

Fast Forward 2013

Fast Forward 2013

Hey Everyone,

Here is some information about this year’s Fast Forward Event. We are asking all teams to participate by:

1) Fasting for 30 hours from Noon on the 8th until 6pm Saturday on the weekend of Feb 8-9.

2) Solicit funds from sponsors

3) Gather if possible over the course of the weekend as a team to pray and share in the experience.

Our goal is $4000 so we can give each group $1000. The way it will divide is 1/4 of whatever we raise to each of the following missions:

Prince/Festus and others in Nigeria to help with schooling and living
Jorge/ El Salvador as he finishes up his schooling in October this will help with school fees etc.
Toney Jones/Nicaragua and educating and feeding people at The Dump and Padre Ramos
Randall Ray/ United Arab Emirates/ monthly support for 2013

Please inform your churches, youth groups and communities about your efforts and help us DRIVE Home the reality that we must give to people around the world. Our mission with Vision 2 Hear is to make disciples and through this effort we are doing just that! Thanks for your support and prayers as we seek to impact the world for the Kingdom of God!


Vision 2 Hear Promotional Video

If you have ever wondered what Vision 2 Hear is or what we are all about, check out this video:

Vision 2 Hear Ministry Promo

Fast Forward Update

With our annual Fast Forward Campaign complete now, we are happy to report that $2400.00 will be divided between Nigeria, El Salvador, and Korean Church in NC! What a blessing it is to be able to help these groups of people in such a tremendous way!

I cannot even begin to express my deepest and most sincere thanks to Lora Darrisaw and our friends at GBI(Georgia Bureau of Investigation) who have faithfully contributed for the last 4 years toward our relief efforts. Moreover, their giving has exceeded every other group making contributions to Fast Forward each of the last four years! Thank you GBI!

During the course of the Fast Forward weekend we spent time in prayer, fasting and learning about poverty, homelessness, a mission in Haiti called Bethel Mission Outreach and the sex/human trafficking through Atlanta. It was an intense and informative weekend to say the least!

The weekend also spawned other fundraising efforts which will provide clean drinking water through another non-profit called Charity: Water. We will finish collecting those funds this Easter Weekend.

The weekend was a great success in numerous ways and I thank all of you who shared in giving, praying and fasting for our friends in Nigeria, El Salvador and North Carolina!


Help Us Help Others

Help us Help Others

Check out this video on how you can help us help others around the world


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