Church Planting Madrid 2020
“It has alway been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.” Romans 15:20.
Juan Carlos & Ruth Bonilla began missionary service with World Witness in 2003, with Ruth serving in children and youth ministry in San Luis Potosí and Rio Verde, Mexico. In 2005, Ruth became World Witness Short-Term Missions Coordinator. Juan Carlos, a native of Ecuador, received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Erskine Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church under Catawba Presbytery. From 2001-2004, he pastored in Mexico and in 2008 was commissioned as World Witness Short-Term Missions Coordinator. In February 2011, the Bonillas moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where they established a Church. In 2014, the Lord re-directed them to Spain and to the work of planting a missional and multicultural led congregation among young professional families in Madrid. The Bonillas have two daughters, Esther Catherine and Sarah Pressly.
Visit to Ebenezer ARP Church
Thankful for our home Church, Ebenezer Presbyterian Chruch, our family was invited to share during their missions conference, “Declare His glory among the nations.”
We enjoyed a fantastic time during the Ebenezer Missions Conference 2020.
March 7, Juan Carlos shared a challenge to Evangelism during the men’s breakfast.
That evening Ruth and our girls shared about Spain with the children during the evening missions program.
March 8, we shared our ministry update during a combined Sunday school.
Juan Carlos preached in their morning worship service.
March 12, Ruth shared with the folks of the second mile club.
Once again thank you so much Ebenezer family for your prayers and faithful support throughout our years of ministry first in Mexico and now in Spain.
Enjoy this aerial video of our missionary update at Ebenezer ARP Church.
NEW Ministry Website 2020
Launch Date: May 27, 2020
New Madrid Church Planting Website
Visit to Lemira ARP Church
Aerial video of our recent visit to Lemira Presbyterian Church.
Thank you so much Lemira Presbyterian Church for your partnership in the gospel. I made this short aerial video during our visit to this wonderful ARP Church on March 1st.
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" Philippians 1:3- 5
Visit to Faith Presbyterian Church
Aerial Video of our missionary update at Faith Presbyterian Church in Merritt Island, Florida. Thank you so much for your partnership in the Gospel in Spain.
Date of our visit to Faith Presbyterian Church: February 23, 2020
Visit to First Presbyterian Church Lake Wales
Enjoyed both of our opportunities we had to share with First Presbyterian Church Lake Wales. Thank you so much for your partnership in the gospel.
"I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ." Philemon 1:6
Date of our visit to First Presbyterian Church Lake Wales: February 16 and 19