Day 2 Madrid English Camp 2019
Already Madrid's English Camp day 2 has come and gone. It's has been a delightful experience to play, work, and serve alongside and with the children and the staff of English Camp. Sharing Christ's love with these children is one of the most important things we can do as Christians; it is our duty and our joy. It is important to realize that though Jesus is celebrated very differently in many different cultures, the message that all of these celebrations give is the same: Jesus, the son of God, was born on Christmas. This is indeed worthy of celebration. Thank you to the Bonillas, the rest of the mission team, and of course, the children. More fun is yet to come! - Trip Donahue
Christmas around the world - Mexico.
Sharing Christ's love while teaching English.
Day 1 Madrid English Camp 2019
Day 1 of our Spain English Camp 2019 was a tremendous blessing! I welcomed with warm hugs and smiles campers that I met two years ago. New friends arrived with excitement as we began our Christmas Around the World lessons. This idea allows the birth of Christ to be discussed regardless of what country we explore. One young child was reluctant to join in my group, so I was ecstatic when she came and sat on my lap to help reset our Christmas Tree bowling "pins." Another child from my group who had limited English showed her excitement at the end when she encouraged her mother to join our ending music time. Her delight in demonstrating her hand movements to the song was infectious. Only one day has passed, but already the children are opening themselves to the team and what we have to share with them. Thank you, God, for your provision as we spread your love in Spain! - Kay Jarrell McKinney
Christmas around the world - United States.
Sharing Christ's love while teaching English
Happy Easter ...From Madrid, Spain
“Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new.” CHRIST IS RISEN!!!
We are thankful for three opportunities we had to invite people into our home to share the true meaning of Easter…
1. Easter brunch with Chinese and Korean friends. The women enjoyed learning about Easter through the resurrection eggs.
2. In the Bible club we shared about Easter through the special snack the kids made, resurrection eggs and an egg hunt.
3. Saturday morning we invited friends from our appartment to paint eggs, make crafts, have an egg hunt and also share the resurrection eggs!
Now that these special events have ended, please pray for our dear friends and for their hearts to be open to the true meaning of Easter, for their salvation, and for their families to also want to know more about God.
Merry CHRISTmas and Feliz NAVIDAD 2017 from Spain
IN HIS NAME THE NATIONS WILL PUT THEIR HOPE.” Matthew 12:21
Thank you for your partnership in planting a misional and multicultural church among young professionals in Madrid.
We pray you enjoy this Christmas season and the joy of Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Please enjoy this typical Spanish Christmas dance that our family performed ...ole
Missions Trip to Moldova
Moldova is the poorest country in eastern Europe, a country with four million people. During my two previous short-term mission trips to this country, locals shared with me that the population of this country continues decreasing more and more every year. The most important factors for the migration of the Moldavian people is the lack of opportunities of work. Spain is one the countries that receives eastern European immigrants, people from Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine come to Spain in order to seek jobs and a different future for their families. When studying the membership of 90% of the Protestant Evangelical Churches here in Spain, these local Churches are composed of eastern Europeans (5%), Spaniards (25% ), Latin Americans (65%), and from other countries (5%).
Being a native from Ecuador allows me to understand and connect with my own Latin American culture and people that currently live here in Spain. Living in a neighborhood where the majority of opportunities to build relationships are with Spaniards, allows me everyday to know more about the Spanish culture. By sharing Christ’s love in Moldova through short-term mission trips provides me the insight to connect with Eastern Europeans that live here in Spain. I saw the Lord’s blessing upon two mission trips to Moldova. During these two trips a total of 7 people professed Christ as their Lord and Savior, by visiting Church members they were encouraged to faithfully continue attending their Church, and the Moldavian local pastor that I worked with was encouraged and challenged to continue with his Church planting ministry through evangelism and missions.
The Church of Moldova that I served had no Church building for the past 10 years and a group of 38 people were meeting and worshiping God in the pastor’s house. Through the International Church that we partner with and attend in Madrid, the Lord provided 5,000 euros that were needed to purchase a building, so our brothers and sisters of Moldova have a Church building of their own. Praise the Lord for His provision for Church planting and for His invitation to join Him in His mission. Psalm 67:1-4
Thank You for the Bibles!