Thank you Greenwood ARP Church.
The work of planting a Church from scratch is challenging, but working in partnership with Churches that are committed to plant Churches locally and around the world is a blessing. We thank Greenwood ARP Church for their partnership in planting a missional and multicultural Church here in Madrid.
"Church Planting is not an end in itself, but one aspect of the mission of God in which churches are privileged to participate." -Stuart Murray
2020: Year in Review
We made this short video to thank you for your partnership in ministry in Spain. We are thankful for all the Churches we were able to visit during our furlough. Every Church in this short video not only represents a building, but an incredible group of men and women that are part of our team in planting a missional and multicultural congregation in Madrid.
Missions Committees and Missions
We thank Steve Brown, member of Ambassador Presbyterian Church’s missions committee, for this video where he expresses the importance of the relationship between missions committees and the missionary.
"I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world." Romans 1:8
Madrid Church Planting Video from 2018 - 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.
The Local Church and Missions.
We thank Rev. Philip Bunch for sharing with us the beautiful relationship between the local Church and missions. “Mission is not primarily an action of the church, but an attribute of God. God is a missionary God... Mission is thereby seen as a movement from God to the world: the church is viewed as an instrument for that mission...There is church because there is mission.” David J. Bosch.
Philip Bunch is the pastor of Fayetteville ARP Church in Fayetteville, TN.
Visit to Fayetteville ARP Church
NEW video to thank Fayetteville ARP Church for their partnership during our visit to this wonderful congregation.
It was a true blessing to visit so many great friends from Fayetteville ARP Church. We thank them for they great hospitality, meals, and most of all for the wonderful opportunity we had to preach God's Word and share our missionary update. Thank you for your partnership with our family in the gospel in Madrid, Spain throughout the years.