Food and basic needs for the poor.

by Voice Of the Bride Ministries
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Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.

Project Report | Jun 25, 2015
Visiting the forgotten.

By J. Wayne Kiger-Rice | Project Leader & VOB Founder/Director

Flowers for a friend
Flowers for a friend

One of the privileges we have, in addition to collecting the food every day, we also get to deliver it to those who are in need of it. And being able to visit with them is an honor all the more. Along our route, are facilities who care for children, the elderly, the sick and those needing rehabilitation. Many of these places are far from town, or off the beaten path, and often forgotten by many who are busy in their day to day lives. Even I find myself, at times, so busy to fulfil the goal of providing nutritional food for the residents, that I forget that they love a few moments of my time as well. And once I do take that moment, I am quickly rewarded by the richness of so many lives and stories. I will share just a few with you here.

One dear lady, upon our arrival to the elderly home,  was so very upset because her friend & bed mate Rosa, was in great pain. While my partner Vicente prayed for her friend Rosa, I was glad to sit with her and cheer her up a bit with some flowers that had been donated earlier that morning. The real miracle, was the lifting of everyone’s spirit, when the power of prayer comforted Rosa. She was a completely different person when we left. Look at that smile in the photos! What do you think? 

Another stop along our way is another home for the sick and elderly. In this case, all of the residents are men. These men are taken good care of by a very special lady. Her story begins with being a recent widow, when she was first asked to consider taking care of these men in her home. The men had been displaced by a fire at their former residential home. The director of that home asked if she would consider taking a few men for just 3 days. She at first replied that she didn't think she could. But as she tells the story, she hung up the phone - walked a few steps and went back to the phone and called the director and agreed to take 15 men. Now, 5 years later, she still has those 15, plus 15 more! Her own story continued with having faced breast cancer, and given a negative prognosis. But she believed that her desire to care for these men gave her a will to live. She says God put that desire in her heart, and He has brought her through her circumstaces to the strong woman she is today. She is a survivor. We are all the greater for knowing her! 

One of the things we love to do is take volunteer teams around Tijuana with us. Of course their help is invaluable, but equally important, is facilitating someone's gift in compassion toward those who are in need of such a gift. The team sits, visits and prays with our friends, and hopefully take them home in their hearts! Perhaps you may like to come and make a new friend.

Thank you, Global Giving partners, for helpng us launch and sustain this project. It does take a team! 

 

Rosa is left with a smile.
Rosa is left with a smile.
"Saint" Helen
"Saint" Helen
Helen with her resident inspirations.
Helen with her resident inspirations.
The team prays for this man's suffering eyes.
The team prays for this man's suffering eyes.
A banana for your thoughts...
A banana for your thoughts...
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Mar 26, 2015
Dia de los Ninos! (Day of the Children)

By Wayne Kiger-Rice | Project Leader

Dec 23, 2014
The gift of Christmas sharing.

By J. Wayne Kiger-Rice | Project Leader

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Voice Of the Bride Ministries

Location: Liberty, NC - USA
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Twitter: @Voiceofthebride
Project Leader:
Wayne Kiger-Rice
San Diego , CA United States
$55,666 raised of $70,000 goal
 
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