What a great couple of weeks we've had. Alejandro is a Venezuelan intern in our church living with us, and we had the privilege of hosting his family a couple of weeks ago. The whole family would like to serve the Lord in Tenerife, an island off the coast of Spain, with our friends Dave and Lois Belch and Steve and Cheryl Albecht. The exception is Alejandro, who would like to work with us in Madrid!
This week we welcomed our friends and former co-workers Scott and Lorna Muha, who have been missionaries in Venezuela for about the same number of years as we were. They have finished their part in establishing a church and now they are praying about coming to serve the Lord in Spain. Does that sound familiar? They had come a couple of months ago, this time they came with two pastors from their home church who would like to support them in a church planting project. It was invigorating for us to think about what God is doing around Madrid and think about how they might be a part of it. Pray with them and us as they consider several possibilities.
Yesterday we received a team from the denomination of our friends Lonny and Kathy Humes, members of our church in Camarma. They are going to do an English camp as a way for our church to serve the community of Camarma. Today we were blessed by a terrific celebration of our Lord in the Camarma church. The praise team was large and very good. I just called and told Jerry, who coordinated it, what a great job he did. We had one of our larger meetings because it included the team. It also included a family who has recently started attending from Meco. They moved to Meco last month and when they opened their mail box found a card we had distributed during Easter week last year. They called and have begun attending the church. Their was also an Argentinean family that visited, they are actually plating a church in another part of Madrid and we've gotten to know each other in recent days.
Of the 50 people that attend, there are 7 different nationalities, and we come from almost as many different denominations and backgrounds. One lady told me today how much the church blesses her, and it does us, too!
Pray for the English camp this week, that God will bring the kids He wants there. Also pray for the closing event Friday night. The team will also be doing some street evangelism in Madrid and in Camarma.
We appreciate you,
Mark and Kay