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Our wonderful team returned home safely on Sunday! Here is an update from the weeekend by our incredible team leader Cindy Sarnowski.
 
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Our trip to Baltimore, Maryland to serve at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center ministered to each participant. All 27 people worked together in harmony and great joy as we helped to pack over 85,000 shoe boxes over Fridayand Saturday. It was our privilege to pray over each box we touched as we carefully checked and packed each crate. As we filled each crate, we shouted for joy!
 
God’s hand was truly on this trip in so many ways:
 
  • Our bus driver actually attends VCC when he is in town - he will be with us next Sunday morning. He is a wonderful and caring driver.
  • God led us to a wonderful Church on Sunday morning - Trinity Life AG. We experienced the Nativity Symphony with live orchestra, gifted choir and angelic dancers who helped us connect with the wonder of our Lord and Savior’s birth!
  • Great meal and hotel experiences.
  • National Aquarium admission $1 (regularly $40 per person).
  • Everyone was well and accident free.
 
God arranged divine appointments including an open door to share the gospel with our server on Sunday afternoon. He allowed me to pray with him and was wiping away tears when we finished! God is so good!
 
 
Thank you for supporting this wonderful ministry and giving us the opportunity to go and serve. From beginning to end, God’s presence was tangible and I believe that we were each changed through this trip. I have attached a few photos - enjoy!
 
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The whole team! 
 
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Lots of work equals a Starbucks stop :)
 
Operation Christmas Child team  

 

Our team of over 20 people left early this morning to go to Baltimore till Sunday to serve at the Operation Christmas Child processing center! Thousands of Children are blessed each year by this amazing ministry. They are going to help wrap and prepare the boxes, which for many children around the world are the only Christmas gifts they receive.


Please pray for safe traveling, health and divine appointments!

More updates and testimonies to come. 

 

 
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"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17

 

Last Saturday, November 8th VCC had the privilege of serving 265 needy families in our community by providing them with a box of food and a voucher for a Turkey for their Thanksgiving meals. So many of us take advantage of the warm food and family that we get to enjoy on this special day of the year, yet many in our communities are alone and unable to purchase the special food items that so many of us love and take for granted.

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Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who helped love on people, serve and make this day possible!

 

 

This is what being the love of Jesus is all about. Not only serving the needy in our community, but giving thanks for the sacrifice that Jesus gave for us by giving ourselves away. This is also how the original Thanksgiving began. The pilgrims came to America seeking the right to worship God freely, a right many of us sadly also take for granted. After a harsh winter and befriending Native Americans who helped them eventually survive, they sat down to a meal to thank God for all He had done. 

 

 

As you spend time with your family and friends in this Holiday season, don't forget to give THANKS for the gift of His love, His provision and goodness over each of our lives. And don't forget to share your many blessings with others! 

 

 

 
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Cutting the Ribbon at the opening of Casa Julianna
 
 
 
 
Our Romania team is safely home! Below is the final update from our wonderful team co-leader Sheri Summers. We are so excited about all that God has done in and through our team members and are happy they are home safe. Most importantly, we now pray that the seeds that were planted in the lives of every man, woman and child that they came in contact with will grow and florish to Gods glory!
 
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Our time here in Romania is coming to a close. We had such a great weekend with the teenagers. There were many powerful testimonies that were shared, one of which was Pastor Ben's.  His message really ministered to many of the kids. We also had many opportunities to spend time in small groups discussing some challenging questions, and being able to pour into these lives. The theme of the weekend was "Families". It was conveyed that God is a God of second chances, and that each and every teenager was chosen by God and that their life matters. Many of the teenagers opened up to our team asking spiritual, as well as personal questions. I am very proud of how the team represented Christ throughout the week. Many bonds have been made.
 
 
Below are some pictures of our team interacting with some of the kids. Some of the activities we did through out the weekend besides our one one devotional time was going to a Christian Romanian concert, taking the kids bowling, and ending the night with a Bonfire.
 
Camp firecindy being a mama
 
brady with little oneszarellas and teen
ed williams and teenStudents
 
 
 
Please continue to pray for these amazing young people and that they maintain a daily relationship with The Lord.
Thank you for sending us to minister and love on the amazing people of Romania! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are some updates from our team serving in Romania.

 

No words needed. :)

 

 

 

 

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The Team L to R: Tony and Heather Zarella, Cindy Sarnowski, Mark and Sheri Summers, Brady Rosile and Ed Williams)

 

 

Brady Rosile

 

Loving the one!  

 

Cindy Sarnowski

 

 

Please continue to keep our team lifted up in prayer as the minister the rest of the week in Romania.

 

 

 

 

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Today our wonderful team of 6 people are heading off to Romania to minister with Livada Orphan care for the next 10 days. Please keep them lifted up in prayer as they begin this incredible journey. 

 

Prayer Points:

1: Health, traveling mercies and unity over the team

 

2: For special connections with the children of Livada Ministries and with the people of Romania. Specifically that they would know the Fathers heart and love for their lives and future individually.

 

3: That lives would be changed, impacted and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. 

 

Thank you for joining with us and supporting our team through prayer! 

Romania Team 2014

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