V2H Weekend Recap
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.
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.
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.
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!