Thanks to you we finished the year in the black. With your continued support we are planning a new phase in our ministry. Join us as we continue to expand into new areas and experience the Holy Spirit's leading this year!
2015 NEWS: Starting strong...
In January we completed the pastoral transition. Pr. Ángel has stepped into the role of lead pastor. Josh in now the associate pastor. After starting and leading the church for eight years, Josh will have more time to oversee and visit our sister churches in the Canaries and Murcia. Also, help lead the non-governmental organization (NGO) Nueva Luz y Vida. The NGO is the legal entity that gives coverage to ministries: Amor en Acción (Love in Action food pantry). The Logos Learning center (after school program) and Spain Cycle Tours, an outreach ministry to cyclists.
This year we are launching the John Wesley Bible Institute. We are establishing training centers in Madrid and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). These centers will be hosted by our Rivas and Fuerteventura churches. We will provide training for new leaders that will implement Community Church Planting projects. Our first class was held in Fuerteventura with five students. There will be an intensive class held on a Saturday each month.
New Local Ministerial Candidates…
On Sunday, February 8th. We received two Local Ministerial Candidates (LMC). Husband and wife, Airam and Marta are gifted leaders in the Fuerteventura church. They will be responsible for the day-to-day at the church. While Pr. Carmelo takes on the new role of professor at the Bible Institute. Carmelo will also travel to Madrid to instruct the monthly class for the Bible institute.
If your spiritual gifts include teaching, and you would like to serve as professor for the Bible institute, please contact Josh for more information. (proficiency in Spanish is required).
Missionaries finish their assignment….
Fernando and Liliana completed a three-year assignment last week. Both are retired from secular jobs, and felt the call to serve in Spain a few years ago. They ministered at the Rivas church, while making occasional visits to our sister church in Lanzarote (Canary Islands). They served as Sunday school teachers, prayer coordinators, assisted with the Food Pantry and preached on occasion. They inspired us all with their willingness to serve and their physical endurance. They are both cancer survivors and shared “It was God’s plan for us to survive cancer, then it must be God’s plan for us to serve Him. We will go wherever He sends us” They will be missed! Friends, if you are retired and are hearing the call to serve…Serve him where you are, or maybe God is calling you to serve overseas…. Maybe, Spain?
Community Church Planting update…
Josh and a team of translators recently finished translating the CCP manual, Implementation Manual and Mobilizing Members to Make Disciples course. These are some of the core materials used for the CCP training. Having these in Spanish will accelerate the training for our national leaders. This was a six-month project. PTL for this accomplishment! Read more about CCP and founder Bruce Bennett.
Pr. Carmelo Palmés shares a brief testimony of how God has transformed his life. He is now leading our newest church plant in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). He is developing leaders so they can start Community Church Plants on the islands.
Cycling outreach ministry… Spain Cycle Tours is planning their next bike tour. The Portuguese Way (El Camino Portugues) will be held from June 10-20, 2015. The tour will start from Lisbon, Portugal and end in Santiago de Compostela. (Spain). There are eighteen riders registered so far, with space available for twenty-five. If you enjoy riding and want to experience and spiritual challenge, along with a physical challenge, this bike tour is just for you. Funds will be raised for the Nueva Luz y Vida (NGO). For more information contact Anna Henry or visit the website for detailed information and itinerary.
Our oldest daughter, Gabriela recently transferred to Spring Arbor University. She is excited for this new chapter in her life. Her interests are Psychology and Child development. Please join us in praying for her. She also has a birthday on February 12th.
Missions opportunities for you and your church
After school program….
The Logos Learning Center is slowly growing. There are eighteen students registered for English and homework classes. Our goal is to have forty students for the next school year. Anna Henry is currently in the USA for Partnership Building and recruiting sponsors for student scholarships. A monthly donation helps sponsors children that normally could not afford tutoring and English classes. Please consider becoming a sponsor. Also, if you are interesting in teaching English for up to three months. Consider joining the Internship program. Contact Anna Henry for more information.
Raise $16,000 for start-up (explained below) and $10,000 on an annual basis for ongoing ministry. $22,000 for 2014. (updated)
Four computers at $750 each for a total of: $3,000 (received)
Video projector, and video screen: $1000
Computer software, e.g. Language (English, Spanish), Accounting, Microsoft Office, for a total of: $1000.
This brochure will provide more information on how you can get involved with the center. We are looking for volunteers and interns. There are several short and longterm opportunities to serve. Contact Anna Henryfor more information.
Prayer and Praise
Praise God for:
Your continued prayer and financial partnership. For ending 2014 in the black.
Receiving two Local Ministerial Candidates. Airam and Marta
John Wesley Bible Institute starting this month.
Continued church growth being experienced at our churches.
The Learning Center and planned programs. We are in need of sponsors for scholarships and resources to equip the center. Read more and give...
Gabriela as she adapts to college life at SAU.
Resource for Community Church Planting training. We need funds for scholarships to help support our national leaders. Give to the Spain Development Fund.
Short or long term missionary needed to help develop ministries in our churches.
ENTER YOUR 2015 COMMITMENTS
We encourage individual donors and churches to prayerfully consider partnering with us.
Support the ministry now...
Would you consider supporting Spain and the FMC church in this country? We are in need of more partners in order to continue ministry training and expansion. Please consider making a special gift, and joining the team by Funding the Future. This fund will help us train new leaders and expand the work.
You can give directly to our ministry (Fajardos) by selecting the link below: