FEW MORE MONTHS LEFT BEFORE HARVEST

In prayer one morning ... I asked,
”Lord this Valley (talking about this Pandemic) journey is getting too long, this is supposed to be only a ‘passthrough‘ (Psalm 23).
I heard a familiar voice, “Why are you still there?”

I was reminded of His promise from 2018 to 2020:

2018: “The year of the womb”

Our spiritual womb prepared for the implantation of His Word.

From the beginning (Genesis 1:1-3), The Holy Spirit hovers over the waters, the waters of His Word (Ephesians 5:26), And we will hear the sound of His Word (Revelation 14:2).
“And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form;​you only heard a voice”

(​ Deuteronomy 4:12, NKJV).

2019: The word for 2020 is “The Word”.

The entrance of the sound of His Word: The Hearing ear

“​Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you;
and to you who hear, more will be given.” (Mark 4:24, NKJV).
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. ​(John 10;27, NKJV)
When we hear the sound of His Word as The Holy Spirit hovers over His Word, we too like Mary will declare, “let it be according To Your Word.” (Luke 1:38).
Do not hold back !! See Visions and Dream Dreams,

Stretch, lengthen, strengthen, open wide and spread out. Do not be afraid, you will not be put to shame,
do not fear disgrace you will not be humiliated “(Isaiah 54).

THIS YEAR ​2020:​ THE YEAR OF THE ROAR
YOUR SPIRITUAL WOMB HAS BEEN IMPREGNATED WITH HIS WORD OF PROMISE THIS YEAR YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND FROM WITHIN YOU RELEASE MY WORD

AND MY WORD WILL NOT RETURN TO ME VOID.

“... I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
10​ ​I make known the end from the beginning,​ from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ (Isaiah 46:9-10, NIV) “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against The Lord”

(Proverbs 21:30, NIV).

Do not be intimidated by the temper tantrums of the enemy:
The face mask, the isolation and restrictions
and the chanting of the false prophets of Baal.
Harvest is here, the shaking and the division is a phenomenon of Harvest! The shaking and the division is a sign of harvest:
Dividing the wheat and the tares; shaking (harvesting ) the Fruits ripe and ready. 2020​ WILL DETERMINE THE NEXT DECADE(S)​(20+20=40).
THIS IS THE INHERITANCE YOU WILL LEAVE BEHIND
THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE NEXT GENERATION.

Before the interruption (the Pandemic)
HEAVEN’S STRATEGY WAS ALREADY REVEALED:
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND I WILL FILL IT!! PRAY AND LANDSCAPE YOUR FUTURE!
I was reminded of a wailing sound I heard during one of my early morning Secret Place Prayer Time in a foreign country.
The wailing was amplified with a loudspeaker blasting throughout the whole city, I was reminded, the enemy morning by morning shows up in court (Second Heaven) and raise their tongues in condemnation against us. We must show up, overrule, refute, and condemn every word the enemy has raised against us. SHOW UP IN COURT!! PRAY!! DECLARE MY WORD!!
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” SaystheLord.”​ (Isaiah54:17, NKJV)
YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES - THE YEAR IS STILL ​2020.​
HEAVEN IS SENDING REINFORCEMENTS.

DECLARE MY WORD AND LANDSCAPE YOUR FUTURE
RELEASING THE MIGHTY WARRING ANGELS, WHO OBEYS MY WORD.
“Bless the Lord, you, His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.​​ (P​salm 103:20, NKJV).
NO GRUMBLING ALLOWED, DESPISING THE PROMISE
“Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
25​ TheygrumbledintheirtentsanddidnotobeytheLord.”​(Psalm106:24-25,NIV)
WRITE IT DOWN *MAKE IT CLEAR *READ IT *DECLARE IT *AND RUN WITH IT “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
3​ For the vision is yet for an appointed time;...​it will surely come,​...”(​Habakkuk2:2-3, NKJV).
THE APPOINTED TIME IS HERE.: “​ ...There shall be no more delay....”(​ Revelation 5:8). REMEMBER THE PROPHECIES/PROMISES SO YOU CAN WAGE A GOOD WARFARE
“ ...according to the prophecies previously made concerning you,
that by them you may wage the good warfare,” (​ 1 Timothy 1:18 NKJV)
STOP DELEGATING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE WICKED!
THIS CALL IS TO YOU...
“My people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” ​(2 Chronicles 7:14,NIV)
IT IS THE RIGHTEOUS WHO HAS THE NEGOTIATING POWER TO MOVE THE THRONE
“I am looking for someone ...who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it,....” ​(Ezekiel 22:30, NKJV)
I HAVE A PLAN ...FOLLOW THE PLAN AND OBEY MY VOICE
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God,
to observe carefully all His commandments ...
that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2​ A​nd all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2, NKJV

Mila Lily 8/2020

Dear Church Family,

Today we are living in unprecedented times and we could even say there is a tipping point. Every one of us has been impacted by all that has taken place in the past few months. Our prayers and proclamations of scripture have been heard and implemented. We have seen the devastation in our communities but we have also seen the hand of God moving on our behalf and those we are interceding for. God's covenant protection has been huge in our lives and we do not take that for granted or even gloat in the many successes. Our Heart is, God hear our prayers and heal our Nation.

I believe most of you have seen our governor has shut down the State again. In the mandate, we are not allowed to have our services and gather for any other reason. We will follow the mandates given to us with a heart that says again, Heal our Land!!!

Personally, and I believe being led of the Holy Spirit, we will not stop, but minister as we did before. Beginning July 19th, we will start our Sunday Morning at 9:00 am with: "Praying with the Pastor". As you well know, we begin to pray in Tongues and at 9:10 am I will begin to speak by reading scripture and finish with prayer in English. (Please understand if you hear noise please mute your phone and make sure it is not your phone creating the sound). 515.606.5187 code 575549# Keep dialing because many are joining. We are working on a better system.

At 9:30 am, Pastor Christina Rodriguez will have the amazing Kingdom Kids online. Facebook Live!!! She will finish just before 10:00 am when we will have the online services of Valley Community Church.

Please continue to pray and communicate with us. Even though we are not allowed to go see you personally, we want in a personal way to touch and impact your lives. As always your Pastor and Teri Love you and believe in the call of God you are walking in. Stay the course and soon again we will meet rejoicing together not forsaking the assembly of the believer. Stay in the Word and watch closely as we announce new things we will do online. Pray the Word of God has free course!!!

Blessings, Go Deeper!!!!
Pastor Gary

Hello VCC Family!

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU! We have been working really hard getting our facilities ready, knowing that this day would eventually come. Here are just a few things that we’ve been doing to ensure your safe return: Carpet cleaning, deep cleaning all the classrooms (this includes cabinets, toys, carpets, etc.), painting, courtyard gardening, sanitizing all portable chairs and tables…just to name a few. We know it’s going to be a special time when we get back together again!

We also know that safety is of utmost importance at this time, so we want to make sure that we are all ready for the changes that local and national governments are requiring. To ensure that everyone’s safety is sustainable when we start our services again, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, below are some steps that we are asking every person and/or household to be aware of before they attend ANY of our church services:

  1. Bring/Wear masks (this is a requirement by the county health department)
    1. It is required that you wear a cloth face covering while on campus.
    2. Note: Masks are not required for children under age 2 or others with impaired breathing.

  2. Social Distancing measures will be practiced while on campus. This includes (but not limited to):
    1. Refraining from physical greetings (handshakes, hugs, etc.)
    2. Following ENTRANCE/EXIT signs on campus.
    3. Adhering to seating arrangements while on campus:
      1. Every other row will be roped off. Please sit in open rows only.
      2. Members of the same household can sit together.
      3. Any family member or unit of a different household must sit 6 feet apart from the family next to them.

  3. Measures for infection control
    1. Church attendees will be verbally screened for respiratory symptoms and fever. Note: If you or anyone in your household has recently been sick or feverish, or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, then we ask that you do not attend church services, but you may utilize our livestream online.
    2. Notes and tithe/offering-
      1. Envelopes will be available to you. Please allow the ushers to hand them to you.
      2. You may request multiple tithe/offering envelopes if needed.
      3. There will be no physical offering plates passed. However, there are new Tithe/Offering Donation stations in the foyer. You may drop off your tithe/offering at any time or give online at www.myvcc.org/give.
    3. Touching surfaces and Hand-washing:
      1. Please refrain from touching door handles/knobs unless it’s necessary. Most of the main entrance and exit doors will be opened for you.
      2. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please DO NOT pump it yourself. There will be an usher available to pump it for you.
      3. When washing your hands in the restrooms, please wash your hands, with soap, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
    4. Food and Communion:
      1. At this time, we will not be providing any refreshments in the courtyard.
      2. For communion services, we will give out disposable communion packets towards the conclusion of the service. Upon leaving, individuals may dispose of the package contents as they exit the service.
    5. Bibles: we will not be supplementing Bibles at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to worshiping with you again.


 If you have children, please also check out our Kingdom Kids Reopening Guide.

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Recently, our Fine Arts Team gathered together to record Daily Praise. As you well know, it is one of the many amazing ministries this team produces. Following that day, one of the team was tested at work and was found COVID positive.

All involved with the team were informed and now are quarantined. We’re glad to tell you that for all the worship team who have been tested as a result of the situation have come back negative; not one other case. Praise the Lord! Everyone on the worship team is healthy, but please continue to pray for our family member.

Additionally, for the protection of our congregation, the quarantine causes our Fine Arts Team not to be in Church for 2 weeks beginning July 12th and then on July 19th. What this means is we will be welcoming Joe Garate to lead us in worship at our 9 am and 11 am services. If you do not know Joe, He is the worship leader for our Spanish services. He and his family have been part of Valley Community for decades. Also, we will not be able to have our live streaming service available on the dates mentioned above due to the technological complications that have come because of the situation. Therefore, we will have the recent prophetic series entitled “This is not the End, Just the Beginning” available to watch on YouTube and Facebook. We will video record Sundays services and have each Sunday’s message available on myvcc.org as soon as possible.

Finally, we want you to know that our campus is clean and sanitized according to state and local requirements. We look forward to gathering again with you to worship our Lord and Savior. If you are at home, please know that you are prayed for on a daily basis. We are so thankful for you!

Continue to walk in His Covenant protection.

In His Grace,

Pastor Gary

Hello Church Family and all who have joined us online,

Today, my heart is still heavy with all we are experiencing in our country! To see protests which are right, turned into riots, does not honor George Floyd. It does not honor his family and those who were close to him feeling the pain of Mr. Floyd's senseless murder. 

  • Please, please pray for his family that the Holy Spirit would bring them God's Heart towards them. From this evil action of this one person that it would never happen again. 
  • Please, please pray for the over 40,000,000 people of color, many feeling emotions that I do not pretend to understand but I do know that I love them.
  • In the same focus, please, please pray for the over 700,000 Police Officers of which 99 percent of them get up every day wanting to serve and protect all who live in these United States of America; some of them worship with us in our Church (We are praying).
  • Last but not least, please, please pray for those who have the power to change this story for our future. 

Church Family, I love you and desire you reach deeper into the heart of God and rise up, and change your world around you by steering all to God's heart. “Greater is He that is within you then he that is in the world.” Turn your anger into faith and let God use you in a mighty way. Turn your disgust into love to bring many into a healing that is more than our emotions or even with this virus physical sickness. It is a love that gives honor to all around you by respecting all of God's creation, recognizing each are gifted by God to LIVE God's sovereign plans for them. By the way, love You!!!!

Even with a heavy heart I also have a heart that has been listening to what the Lord is saying to Valley Community Church. In hearing what the Holy Spirit is saying, my heart is excited -- excited for what most are calling a “Reopening!” That is a great word, but not the word the Lord has given me. The word given is, "Reimagining or to Reimagine". 

What does Reimagine mean?

Reimagine means to imagine again or anew: to form a new conception of, and to recreate. Another explanation is to take what you are already doing and re-conceptualize and or re-envision. 

HERE IT IS: We are going to re-open Sunday, June 21st, 2020. We will celebrate Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and put a little Easter into the day.  During our re-opening, we will also Re-Imagine our future. We will only have our morning and afternoon Services until July 19th where we will have a soft opening of what God has said. From June 21st thru July 14th, we will proclaim the new. Our English services will be at 9 am and 11 am, and our Spanish service at 2:00 pm. Invite all of your friends, it is going to be amazing. We also will be giving on myvcc.org according to all the protocols our governor has established.

In getting ready for this great Re-Imagining we have done many things:

First: Pertaining to all of these things done in the spirit of serving the kingdom of God, you can be so thankful for our staff.  I am also thankful to Pastor Angel Martinez and his team as well.

Second: You can be so thankful for many volunteers who have come and released their gifts to prepare us for such a time as this. Every protocol has been followed. Every toy, chair, door, pew, carpet, etc. has been sanitized and cleaned. Much has been fixed, painted, the courtyard changed, and much more, so come and see!

Third: For the many who have journaled on Zoom, the ladies’ Bible study taught by Doctor Mila, the many on Sunday morning who pray with us for the services that day, and so many others who did things behind the scenes.

Fourth: The Fine Arts Department putting together worship in such a unique way that touches so many on Sunday.

Fifth: For our Daily Praise with everyone diving in deep to do this, directed and produced by an amazing couple JD and Lucanda (Stella) Orozco.

Sixth: Ryan Rufener and Jessica Martinez for their expertise in video and editing to present our English and Spanish services.  (Hands down, online we really look good).  To all who assisted, thank you.

Seventh: For the most amazing congregation who simply went above and beyond in every God-given way: you gave, you prayed, you fixed and cleaned, you walked in faith while you faced challenges in your own home, but it did not hinder you following Christ. Well done to all, and I cannot wait to get back together, because we are so strong when we gather. I am a better person when I rub shoulders with you. Oops, we have to watch our protocols. LOL

A few days ago, Pastor Dan called the health department and got the okays for us to gather. We filled out all forms and are set today. The health department said we are the only church that had called so far to get their okay. Church, we have done our part, now let us let God do His part.

See you on Sunday, June 21st

Teri and I love you,

Pastor Gary