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We need you! Missions Marketplace needs your time and talents to make our annual sale a success. Volunteer for the set up or sale days and be a part of serving with Victory Compassion Ministries and reaching our neighbors and the world for Jesus Christ!

 


Dates to Serve:


·         Monday, March 2nd-6th Set up/sorting/pricing days
·         Saturday, March 7th  - Sale Day 7am-3pm 
·         Sunday, March 8th - Sale Day 10am-2pm 

 


We will be accepting donations now thru Thursday, March 5th at 12pm. Call the office @ 330-536-2127 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding donations or volunteering. Also, share the news with friends to help get the word out about tthis awesome missions and serving opportunity.
 And don't forget to come out and shop! We will have lots of household items, furniture, books, frames, purses, bags, jewelry and lots more.

 

 


All proceeds benefit Missions Teams being sent out from all eight of our VCC Campuses.

 
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Our El Salvador Team arrived home safely yesterday! We are so excited for all God has done and all the lives that have been changed. Below is our final two reports from the field. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Greetings from El Salvador! 

 


Today's update comes from Evangelism Team Member Sonya Garcia. 

 

 

"SPECIAL DAY"

 

This morning as I prepared for the day, I got a strong sense that something special was going to happen today. As I filled up my water bottle, I told two of the ladies on the evangelism team that today was going to be a special day. We loaded the bus and headed to town with the medical team and a few construction crew tag-a-longs. Shaira, our AIM leader, lead us in prayer. I was wowed as she said, "Lord, we thank you that today is going to be a special day!" I told her how the Lord laid that on my heart as well. And special it was!!! After a two hour drive, we unloaded the bus at a church and the medical team set up for the clinic (there were already people waiting for us). The evangelism team headed to a school to minister to kindergarteners. Mandy was the clown. Can you picture her doing the worm?! SHE ROCKED IT! (Haha) What fun! After lunch, the evangelism team went to a junior high. When we arrived, I felt the presence of God there very strongly. We had our program and had lots of laughs. Then it was time to minister. It took them a minute, but one girl finally stood up to receive Christ despite what her friends might think. She stood there alone for a moment but was joined with two other girls shortly after. The next thing you know, all but three students came rushing up to the front for prayer and salvation! Out of 59 students, 56 accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior! I had a hard time keeping my composure as many tears were shed and hearts were touched. "WOW!!!" is all I can say. What a Mighty God we serve! "SPECIAL" day indeed!

We cannot say anymore to this amazing day other than the whole team has been greatly effected by this day!

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Today ends our week of ministry in El Salvador. What a great week it has been. Tonight you will hear from one of our nurses, Erin Dean, in her words and tomorrow we will end with one of our construction team members.

 

 
Our dear family, friends and pastors, You may often hear or read us making comparisons between the U.S. And El Salvador --but we can't help it. Not only are we comparing our experiences in both countries,  but the very ways of thinking and the minute details of cultural ideals gleaned from years of being citizens of our predestined countries. 
That being said, last week on my hospital unit, I was assigned to be the nurse for a patient who was unapologetically 1& 1/2 hours late for a scheduled surgery. Imagine the strain that that put on our surgeon, staff, and the people scheduled for the following surgeries that day. And here I am this week- a nurse to numerous patients that have walked upwards of 2 hours each way to receive care at the Castillo Del Rey medical stationary and travel clinics. 
I'm Sure I don't need to describe the contrast but let me just add that what touched me the most, and I'm not sure why, is how these people wear their very best clothes to see us, have their blood pressure taken, and receive their medicine. Perhaps it's because in my compassion based profession, I take it very personally that these dear ones take my work for them so seriously and that they care the best way that they know how for their own health. As a nurse, what more can I ask for?
It has truly been a blessing to our medical team to literally place our hands on the people that have themselves touched our hearts. 
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The medical team was able to see 99 patients today and had 6 salvations!
Praise the Lord for what God is doing here in El Salvador!

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Well, we have come to the end of our journey, and an amazing one it was. We ended our evening with a powerful farewell from the the students with a recap video of the week featuring the mission that we did, along with a dynamic human video and a foot washing ceremony. It was very moving to say the least. 
We had 26 salvations out of  the 450 patients  that were seen in the medical team. On the evangelism side, out of the well over 900 people that were ministered to, over 300 came to know the Lord! To God be the glory!!
The construction team also had a very successful week. They were able to frame, wire, and drywall several offices as well as prep all the vanities at the medical clinic for doors. 
We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support for this trip. Don and Terri Tripplet, Dr. Boris, as well as staff also send their love and appreciation to the Victory family, and especially Bishop Thomas for continuing to partner with them to complete this mission UNTIL ALL HAVE HEARD!! 
 
We as team leaders, also,  are so very proud of this team for their love, perseverance, and hard work throughout the week.  
 
 
Thank you again for praying for our team and supporting Victory Compassion Ministries! You are a huge part of making the gospel go throughout the earth!

 

 
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Greetings from El Salvador,
 
Today's update is from Kailene Diaz who is from the evangelistic team:
 
This week I have the privilege of performing street ministry with the evangelism team and we have been able to visit 6 different villages so far. Though each village has differences, as I walk the rocky, trash filled, dirt roads of each village, I notice that one thing is the same. I see the moms and grandmas going about their days - washing clothes, preparing meals, and caring for the children, who are playing and laughing. I see the men working on cars and groups of people gathered in conversation. Although their methods and means may be different from ours in the states, I see that they are just like you and me.
 
Before I came, I prayed for God to give me eyes to see the people of El Salvador as He sees them and I feel that He has showed me the beauty that is in them. They belong to Him just as much as you and I do and He longs for them to open their hearts to Him. 
 
 
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Also tonight, we were able bless the entire Master Commission students, staff, and leaders with a pizza party in which our men served them. This may seem so mundane, but many of these kids never even tasted pizza and they were so blessed beyond words and thankful that we thought of them! 
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Thank you again for your continued prayer on our behalf!
 
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First update from our amazing team leader Sheri who is with our team currently serving on the field in El Salvador.
 
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Greetings from sunny El Salvador! Today was our first day on the field, and a very productive one in all areas of ministry.
 
 
The evangelical/medical team traveled over two hours away to Icrad to minister to the people in this area. The medical team saw approximately 80 people from children to the very elderly. We also had the privilege of having Master Commission students pray and share the gospel with each one, one on one. We had four that accepted Christ as their Savior! Praise the
Lord!
 
 
The evangelism team went to the streets sharing the Gospel to many. They had the privilege of leading 22 to Christ!
The construction team is working this week on the Ohio house. They are/will be framing new offices for the ministry.
 
 
One cool story in closing, one of the Master Commission students ran into one of our team members and ask what church we represented. She told her we were from Victory, in Ohio. The student replied, "the famous Victory church?" She went on to say that she hears so many wonderful stories about our church teams and the impact we bring to El Salvador. She continued to say that she was looking forward to finally being able to work with such a wonderful church:)
 
 
As leaders, we are so pleased to hear of the amazing impact and DNA that Victory teams have left on Kings Castle Ministry.
Please continue to pray that we continue to have a very fruitful week.
 
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Victory Compassion Ministries will be sending the above team of 22 people to minister with Kings Castle in El Salvador in almost 2 weeks and are still in need of some of the below items to send to bless the kids. If you are interested in supporting the team, please check out the list of items below and bring to the Victory Compassion Ministries booth by Sunday, February 1st.

 

As always, most importantly please keep our team in prayer for safe travels and many Kingdom connections.

 

El Salvador Donated Items List:
All kinds of gently-used (very good condition) or new toys, especially:
Baby/Barbie dolls,
Cars: matchbox size,
Small stuffed animals,
Beanie baby toys,
Marbles,
Yo-yos,
Tops,
Small bottles of bubbles,
Crayons & coloring books,
School supplies,
Hair stuff: combs, brushes, barrettes, scrunchies, etc.
Plastic toys for babies, toddlers, young children,
Soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, Nerf balls,
Frisbees,
Travel size shampoos, soaps,
Toothbrush/toothpaste

 

 

 

 

Prayer Focus: 

All three areas of Ministry - Evangelism, Medical and Construction.

 

Thank you for supporting Victory Compassion Ministries!

 
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Christmas day is rarely associated with the word “sacrifice.” When most of us think of Christmas we see tall evergreens, lit up and sparkling with beautiful arrays of ornaments, boxes of all sizes wrapped and neatly placed under the tree waiting to be ripped open and enjoyed by those we love most in the world. We think of ice cold snow and warm cookies. Christmas Carols, fireplaces and cozy pajamas. We think of that one new gift we have been desiring and days off of work.

 

Christmas is a day to celebrate and enjoy all that God has done for us and in us. Yet, how easily we forget how God Himself, left His home to come and live on this earth and be born in a manger, as the greatest gift and ultimate sacrifice.

 

Today, as I read the news on the day before Christmas Eve, I am reminded of how many people in the world understand the sacrifice of Christmas. It saddens my heart to think of the Police officers whose lives have been tragically taken due to all the unrest in our nation. Of the men and women serving in other nations of the world, protecting our freedom and allowing us to have a safe Christmas with our families. Of missionaries who have left the comfort of their home nations to go and tell the true story of Christmas to those who have never heard.

 

We, at Victory Christian Center want to take a moment to honor and thank those who serve sacrificially every day for our freedom, protection and the advancement of the Gospel! Your sacrifices don’t go unnoticed. Thank you for answering the call!

 

Here in Coitsville we get to live some of that out today – We will be delivering Christmas cards and gifts to our Police Department, Fire department and those who work for our township. We want to honor and thank those who so diligently serve our community.

 

Today, and this Christmas, never forget that Jesus is the ultimate gift. BE His love to all those around you, including our law enforcement and those who protect and serve. Send a card or Facebook message to a missionary family serving overseas and let’s go out of our way to thank and honor them and let each of them know that we are praying for them.

 

And lets never forget to celebrate the GREATEST gift of all.

 

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