"O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come." (Psalm 65:2)
Requests for May, 2018
from Home Assignment
you for praying for Betsy Blanchard, and Tim and Marilyn Westergren who returned
to Spain last month following Home Assignment in the States. Pray for them as they begin a new term of
service and readjust to life and ministry in Spain--Betsy in Malaga and the
Westergrens in the Madrid area.
Field Forum, April 23-28: report
last week (last week of April) we held our annual gathering of all our
international workers in Spain and Portugal. Including children and guests,
there were 76 of us in attendance. It
was a wonderful week of worship, fellowship, sharing, prayer and strategizing. Raymond Ebbett (former field director) and
his wife, Mary, were honored as they
conclude 25 years of ministry in Spain and move back to the States at the end
of June. Pray for them as they prepare
for a final one-year Home Assignment and then transition toward retirement in
2019. Pray also for Tim Westergren
who was elected as the new field director, and for the four additional members of
the Field Leadership Team.
for the Irvins in Madrid
continue to pray for Steve and Claudia
Irvin as they work to mentor and raise up new leaders on a variety of
levels. They are focusing on leadership
training. Steve is also serving as the director
of our Bible Institute, INFORMA,
in addition to being one of our key professors.
in our Bible Institute, INFORMA during May
Steve Irvin will also
be teaching an intensive course this month on the Doctrine of God and Creation. This class will be offered in Madrid May 7-11
and then in the Canary Islands May 14-18. Please pray for Steve as well as he
ministers in our church on the island of La Palma the weekend of May 19-23.
Retreat May 1-2
pray for international workers Claudia Irvin and Silvina Oliva as they minister
at a women’s retreat for one of our local churches in Madrid. This retreat will be held May 1-2. The topic
is “How God Sees our Heart.” Please pray that God will minister deeply to the
ladies in attendance.
Ministry for the Zeitlians
the Lord for open doors of service for Roupen
and Lena Zeitlian, Canadian international workers. Roupen is currently teaching a leadership
training course for Child Evangelism Fellowship. Pray for both Roupen and Lena
as they take a camp directors training course offered by the Spanish
government. This is required in order
for them to be certified as camp directors for children. Pray as well for initial plans for three different
summer camps for children this coming July.
English Camp in Granada
pray for Maarten and Nelleke Slot,
our Dutch international workers who serve in Granada. They serve in a variety
of ministries in our Alliance church in Granada. They have recently begun
preparations for a large English camp which will be offered at the end of June
and beginning of July this year. Pray for them as they lead and direct this
camp and head up all the organizational details as well.
Workers for Spain
Two new families
have been approved for ministry in Spain, with arrival expected later this
summer or fall. Two other families have applied and should also arrive later
this year, Lord willing. Praise God! Several
interns are also considering serving here.
Please pray for God’s clear leading for all of these potential new
workers. Pray especially for the
paperwork needed to acquire visas for all these workers.
the Lord that the visa was granted for Andrew
Romay, a Peruvian intern, who arrived last month and will be helping with
the ministry in our English language church in Alicante, and then assisting as
well in the Bethany Summer School of Discipleship and Missions in July and
August. Pray that all the paperwork for
his residency card will proceed smoothly and quickly.
Bethany School of Discipleship and Missions
pray for plans for this summer’s fourth edition of the Bethany School of Missions and
Discipleship. In the past three summers physical space has been limited. Pray for plans to erect two prefabricated
cabins in the back yard of the property.
Pray also for the Lord to send the students He wants to attend each of
the Bethany courses this summer, both in English and in Spanish.
of Prayer Conferences this Coming July
pray for three conferences of the College of Prayer scheduled for July in three
different cities in Spain. Pray for God
to use these events mightily as our pastors and church leaders meet to pray
July 10-12 in Madrid
July 13-15 in the Canary Islands
July 26-28 in Barcelona
Site in Malaga
continue to pray for Larry and Krista
Lain as they establish a new Envision Site (see http://www.weareenvision.com/) in the
city of Malaga in southern Spain. Pray for them as they continue their Spanish
studies and are also seeking to obtain their Spanish driver’s licenses. Pray the
Lord will provide the additional funds they need to purchase a vehicle.
Site will be a base of operations for both training interns and receiving
short-term missions teams. It will also support the Cinderella’s House project
to rescue women from human trafficking.
Please pray for God’s blessing on this project. Pray for the Lains as they lead this
strategic ministry. Pray also for Hannah Watson, an intern who arrived in
January and is working with the Lains.
a new ministry to North African immigrants being launched in the greater Madrid
area. Several of our churches already
have ministries in this regard and we desire to expand this outreach, training
others and mobilizing our local churches.
to the “GREAT COMMISSION FUND” and to the “GLOBAL ADVANCE FUND”
thank you so much for your gifts to the Great Commission Fund (for those of you
in the United States) and the Global Advance Fund (those of you in Canada).
Please continue to pray for God to provide the contributions needed to fund the
work of the C&MA around the world. Join with us in asking God to supply
what is needed to do what He has called us to do… Thank you so much for your prayers,
missions giving and partnership in the Gospel!