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“We just live here.”

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

Romans 12 has, for the last several years, been a passage that I love to read. It certainly is not because I do all of those things perfectly, but because in Christ, I can strive to do those things well and better each day as I grow in Him and purpose to live a life that is pleasing to Him. In turn, I can be a brighter light wherever He leads me to serve Him. That’s what God wants for each of us — that we live a life that is pleasing and glorifying to Him wherever we are.

A friend of mine mentioned recently that her family who serves overseas likes to answer the question, “What do you do there?” with, “We just live here.” As redeemed people, our lives ought to reflect Christ, so that no matter where we live the Light of the Gospel shines brightly. I wonder, what impact does our “just living here” have on those around us?


  • I was able to visit most of my supporting churches to give an update of the ministry in Spain.

  • New churches visited, and new contacts made with pastors and individuals.

  • New support promised.

  • Safety in over 6,000 miles on the road in 7 ½ weeks of travel.

  • Visits with friends along the way.

Prayer Opportunities:

  • Support. I have visited supporting churches, new churches, friends, and have talked to many individuals over the last two months. Pray that the Lord would burden more churches and individuals to become part of my support team through prayer and financial giving.

  • Schedule. Continue to pray that the Lord would open doors in churches to fill in the remaining openings that I have in my schedule.

  • Return to Spain. Continue to pray that I will be able to return to Spain, as planned, on May 24th to avoid losing my residency (and therefore having to do the whole visa process over again.)

  • Spanish Dinner Parties. I’ll mention this again, for any friends interested in hosting their friends for a Spanish meal, and a presentation of my ministry. This was a highlight of deputation for me, as I was able to get to know people who pray for me regularly, and some who were burdened to give one-time or monthly financial gifts towards the ministry in Spain.

Once again, thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and financial support for me, and the ministry that God has given in Spain.  I am grateful for each of you!

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

Januray Ministry Update

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

As you probably know, I am back in the States as I transition from short-term status to career missionary status. Thank you to those of you who prayed for my safe arrival just before Christmas. Though I may have accidentally told a Spanish security officer that my suitcase would explode if it were unzipped (and then quickly explained that I meant because it was so full of stuff, not explosives. . . oops!), I made it home without incident.

It was good to be home for Christmas, and to see family over the holidays. It is also good to be in my sending church and update supporting churches of what God has done over the last 18 months in Spain. I am looking forward to visiting new churches and sharing the ministry in Spain with people who are excited to be part of taking the Gospel to the “uttermost part of the earth”.

Would you continue to pray for the Lord to work so that I can return to Spain on May 24th? Here are some things you can pray for specifically:

  • A full schedule. I am specifically praying that the Lord would fill my April schedule with churches in Michigan that would be able to join my team of prayer and financial supporters.

  • 100% support. I need this to leave in May. (See next request.)

  • Return to Spain on May 24th. To avoid having to reapply for my visa/residency I cannot be out of Spain for more than six months. It will be costly both financially, and time wise to repeat this process. So I am asking the Lord to provide the needed funds in order to return before the deadline.

  • Safety in travel. This month and next I will be in MI, WI, IL, and then driving to FL. I will eventually be back in OH and MI in March and April.

  • Spanish Dinner Parties. For friends interested in hosting their friends for a Spanish meal, and a presentation of my ministry. This was a highlight of deputation for me, as I was able to get to know people who pray for me regularly, and some who were burdened to give one-time or financial gifts towards the ministry in Spain.

  • Church Contacts. Would you pray that the Lord opens doors, and hearts as I contact pastors and churches? Though I love visiting churches and sharing my burden, it mostly never is easy to get to speak to a pastor and schedule a meeting – that’s not a complaint, just a fact. Would you be able and willing to be a connection or reference in your church or with churches you know? Let me know if you are able to be an encouragement in this way.

Thank you again for your faithfulness in prayer support, and for those of you who faithfully give financially. The Lord continues to bless, to provide, and to open doors for opportunities.

I appreciate the part that you take in the ministry that God has given in Spain!

For His Harvest,
Jodi Harrison

November Ministry Update

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  ~ Romans 5:8-9

Though I can’t believe it, Thanksgiving is just over a week away. These verses from Romans have been playing over in my mind lately — so I thought I would share them as a reminder of what we truly do have to be thankful for as believers. Incredible, isn’t it? The wrath that I deserve I will never know because of the love of God for sinners like me, and you . . . and we get to tell people about that! Amazing!

Campus House Ministry

I am thrilled to say that turnout for Bible study has been much higher than our English Conversation attendance. That is not at all what I expected, but I am thankful that the Lord has allowed us to have a great time in His Word. We have about six semi-regular attenders, one of whom is not a believer. Please pray for A as she attends, and that her eyes would be open to her sinfulness and need of a Savior.

Please also pray for wisdom in our schedule — which is part of the reason for the low attendance at English — and pray for those who will be taking over the activities while I am in the States over the next several months.

Packing and Furlough

As I noted on Facebook the other day, over the past 17 years I have lived in no less than 17 different places (dorm, apartment, house, etc), on three continents, in three countries, in three states, and a U.S. territory. Of course I thought about that while I was in the midst of packing, yet again, as I prepare for furlough — mostly it made me thankful for all that God has done (and a little part of me thought, “I could just get rid of most of this so I don’t ever have to pack it again, right?”) — but I am grateful for the life that God has given me, and the opportunities to learn and serve Him over the last several years.

This time next month I will already be back in Michigan preparing to spend Christmas with my family. And as you know, from January through May I will be visiting churches to give an update of what God has been doing here in Salamanca, as well as to raise the remainder of financial support I need to return to Spain on May 25th.

May I just take a moment here to say that I can only be out of Spain for 6 months without losing the residency that I have — my furlough (or as I am lovingly calling it, “second deputation”) is just about 5 1/2 months so that I do not overstay my limit. Would you pray with me that the Lord would provide the needed funds in this somewhat quick visit to the States? I am so grateful to so many who have already written to say that they are praying — the Lord has given me an amazing group of prayer partners and I am so thankful for that! I am also looking forward to what He will do over the next six months.

Thank you so much for faithfully praying for me, for the ministry here in Salamanca, and for the hearts of the Spanish people to be softened and opened to God’s Word. Thank you also for allowing me to be here by faithfully giving financially towards living and ministry expenses.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

October Update

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

“A man’s heart plans his way,

but the Lord determines his steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

I’m thankful for a sovereign God. I don’t want to ever forget that about Him, because when we do, it is so easy to worry, and second guess, and wonder how things will turn out well.

That’s true in little things in life, as well as the big things. So I have reminded myself many times over the past nine months as we have been pressing onward (at a pace that sometimes seemed endless) to renovate and prepare the Campus House (storefront) that the Lord had provided. I was so excited at the very end of January when this idea was presented, but probably would have been discouraged out of taking on the project if I would have know it would take so long.

But I am so grateful to the Lord for providing, and using many of you to do so. Thank you to all who prayed and who gave specifically to this project!

Welcome Fair

The Lord gave us a great day at the University Welcome Fair. We had a total of nine people from the church who came out to help us during the day, and we were able to talk to hundreds of students. It was a blessing to see church people excited and willing to help, and the opportunities the Lord gave us to connect with students. Thanks so much for praying!!

We’re finally open!

Thank you also for praying for our first week of activities at our Campus House. Our original plan was to start on October 3rd, but had to push it back a week due to some finishing touches on some repairs.

We started this past Monday with Bible study, and Table Talk (English conversation) on Tuesday. We didn’t have a large turnout, but I am grateful for those the Lord did bring along.

Please keep praying that new students would come, that we would be able to build relationships, and that the Gospel would be clearly presented to them.

BMM Field Retreat

Every three years our team of Spain missionaries takes a week to hold business meetings, and spend some fun, relaxing time together. The last week of September we were able to go to Manilva in the south of Spain and enjoy a view of the Mediterranean, and the Rock of Gibraltar from our resort.

It was a blessing to have our new Field administrator and his wife, Steve and Beth Gault with us, as well as fellow Spain missionaries, Andy and Mimi Bonikowsky there to encourage us through God’s Word and their friendship.

We were able to spend a little time in the sun, and make day visits to both Gibraltar, and Tangier, Morocco. It was definitely a busy week, but also refreshing to “pray and play” together as a team.

Furlough Planning

As I have mentioned I will be headed back to the States in December to spend the holidays with family, and then spend January through May visiting churches.

The Lord has begun filling my schedule, but I am praying for new churches or individuals that would have a desire to partner with me in the ministry the Lord has given here in Salamanca.

Please continue to pray that I would trust the Lord to provide all the details, big and small for this time in the States.

Some specific requests:

  • A vehicle to use during furlough

  • A full schedule

  • New churches to join in prayer and financial support

  • New individuals who are burdened to pray and or give

  • Opportunities to clearly communicate my burden for Spain

If you know of a pastor or church that would be interested in hearing about the ministry here, or would like more information about how you could help support me please contact me at

Thank you, as always, for your faithfulness in praying and giving financially on my behalf. The Lord is doing amazing things here in Salamanca, and I am grateful to count you as part of the ministry He has given.

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison
Philippians 4:17-19

August/September Update

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

It was a PB&J kind of day . . .

I came home yesterday from visiting the ministry of my BMM coworkers, Mark and Hillary Stipp, in Plasencia. Before I left their house, Hillary played the part of hostess well and was sure to send some food for my trip.

When I arrived home after a two-hour bus ride I thought, “it sure seems quiet in here.” And it was. At some point over the three days I was gone, the main fuse in my apartment blew and everything in my fridge and freezer was nice and warm . . . So, needless to say, I was very thankful for my peanut butter and jelly sandwich, banana, and granola bar.

While I was heading back to my apartment after taking two garbage bags full of food to the dumpster I wasn’t exactly happy about throwing away so much, but it was probably time that I gave my fridge a good cleaning anyway.  Sometimes the Lord uses those every day scenarios to remind us of truth from His Word.

I thought about how sometimes He can use others, or perhaps certain situations to reveal sin – and our need of repentance. And it brought to mind some amazing verses that I read over the weekend. Christ offers abundant redemption. Great is His mercy. He is full of compassion. In Him there is hope. What precious words for those who can call him Father and Savior.

I am thankful that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the same God that we serve. And though we will sin, even as believers, He washes us. He offers mercy and forgiveness. And He does it in abundance. We don’t have to keep all that rottenness inside, we can go to Him, repent, and be forgiven. And then we can become more like Him. That thought overwhelms me – that a perfect, holy God would love me enough to forgive me, but I am so thankful that He does. I am also grateful that we can, and ought to, share this awesome truth with those who don’t know, or may need a reminder of who God is.

“If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared. O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.” ~ Psalm 130:4-5, 7

“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.”

“For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”

“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” ~ Psalm 86:5, 13, 15

“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” ~ I Corinthians 6:11


  • Special offerings given for finishing touches on the local. God is always faithful to provide for needs, and I am grateful for those He uses.

  • A church family here willing to help with work at the storefront, as well as transportation for me while picking up supplies.

  • I was able to visit my BMM coworkers, the Templetons and Grotzkes in Ponferrada last month, and the Stipps in Plasencia this month. It was a time of encouragement for me, as I was able to see what the Lord is doing in their respective ministry locations, and as I was able to participate in English conversation groups, and meet some of their friends.

Prayer Requests:

  • For the storefront to be finished on time for our first meetings the first week of October.

  • The Welcome Fair at the University is September 22. We will have opportunity to speak to students, and give out literature about our Bible studies, and English conversation group. Please pray for those who will be working our stand, and that the students would be receptive.

  • I am still working on the schedule for all the activities that we will have. Please pray for wisdom for me.

  • September 17-18 I will be driving some of our young people to a youth rally in Toledo, Spain. Please pray for safety, and for tender hearts as we are challenged from God’s Word, and a good time of fellowship.

  • The last week of September our BMM team will head south for a team retreat. Please pray for a good time of fellowship and encouragement with one another, and in God’s Word. And also that we would have a fun, restful time as well.

As always, thank you so much for your faithful prayers, and continual financial support. I am grateful to have you as part of my ministry “team” here in Salamanca.

For His Harvest,
Jodi Harrison
Philippians 4:17-19

Looking ahead . . .

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

Furlough Preparation

In my June update I mentioned that I would be coming back to the States a little earlier than I originally planned. Lord willing, I will be flying in the second week of December and will head back to Spain the beginning of May.

This will be a transition from short-term to full-time ministry, and will require a little more support raising. I am praying for the Lord to provide new churches and possibly individuals who would be burdened to partner with me in the ministry here in Spain.

My tentative schedule so far will be taking me to the following states: MI, WI, IL, OH, PA, FL, GA, and possibly SC.

I still have several open dates to fill. If you would be interested in hearing more about the ministry the Lord has given me here in Spain, please, don’t hesitate to contact me about coming to your church.

Once again, here are some ways you can pray for furlough:

  • Open doors and a full schedule in churches.

  • Churches and individuals to be burdened for the ministry in Spain.

  • Increased prayer and financial support.

  • Travel details — a car, flights, housing, safety, etc.

  • Visits with current supporters (churches and individuals).

Other ways you can help:

  • Allow me to visit your church (pastors).

  • Host a Spanish dinner in your home with a few (or a lot) of your friends, and allow me to share what ministry in Spain is like. This is a great way to build personal relationships that make praying for missionaries much easier. :)

  • Be a reference for me with pastors you know, or give me suggestions of churches to visit.

I appreciate the faithful prayers, financial support, and communication of so many. You truly do make being here in Spain possible, and I am grateful to you.

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

Philippians 4:17-19

A few pictures from this past month:

Enjoyed having some of the teen girls (and the Burdetts with Addy and Ian Romaine) over for the lunch and a movie.

We may not have had any American flags or parades to watch, but we did enjoy a quick “American” lunch together to celebrate the 4th of July

Enjoyed a quick visit with Guam friends; Lisa (and her parents who are missionaries in southeastern Spain), and Kelly (and her mom).

June Update

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

Happy Anniversary!!

It’s amazing how you can look forward to something for so long that it seems like it will never happen — and then once it happens, time flies right by. I can’t believe that I have already been in Spain for a year (and 16 days), but am ever so thankful to the Lord for allowing me to be here, and for all He has done and taught me over this past year. I am also grateful for those of you who partner with me by faithfully praying and giving to make ministry here possible. Thank you!!

Furlough Plans

Yes, I know I just mentioned celebrating one year in Spain. So why, you ask, am I talking about furlough? As many of you know, getting to Spain was a bit of an “adventure” for me. It was decided that the best course of action was to set out on a short-term basis (18-24 months) and then transition to full-time ministry in Spain. After praying and talking about plans, I am looking at coming home in December to spend the holidays with family, and then visiting churches from January to mid-May to raise the remainder of support that I will need to make the transition to full-time ministry. Would you please pray with me for all the plans and details that will go into this time in the States?

Here are some ways you can pray for furlough:

  • Open doors and a full schedule in churches.

  • Churches and individuals to be burdened for the ministry in Spain.

  • Increased prayer and financial support.

  • Travel details — a car, flights, housing, safety, etc.

  • Visits with current supporters (churches and individuals).

Other ways you can help:

  • Allow me to visit your church (pastors).

  • Host a Spanish dinner in your home with a few (or a lot) of your friends, and allow me to share what ministry in Spain is like. This is a great way to build personal relationships that make praying for missionaries much easier. :)

  • Be a reference for me with pastors you know, or give me suggestions of churches to visit.

I am looking forward to visiting with many of you, and watching the Lord open doors and provide for the ministry He has allowed me to be a part of here in Spain. Thank you in advance for praying with me about this.

Graneros Update

You have been praying with us for a while now about the storefront location (located on Graneros Street) that we have been able to rent for our university ministry, and I am grateful for those prayers.

This project has been a bit of a patience-stretcher for me. I’ll admit that I tend to be a procrastinator, but I also like things to be done on-schedule . . . I am learning that some times “on-schedule” and “on-time” and “deadlines” are words and phrases open to one’s own interpretation. As much as I would like for this phase of the project to be done, I am trusting the Lord with the details. I am praying that by my next update I will have pictures of a (mostly) finished ministry space.

Would you please continue to pray that the Lord would help us to use this as a tool for His glory? There are still details to work out, and I am working through some ideas for this summer and the “Grand Opening” that we will host in the fall when the new school year begins.

If you would like to give financially towards this project, please email me at

It’s Almost Summer

That means things will look a little different around here. Here are a few opportunities and ministries that I am praying for:

  • English lesson and Bible study with girls from church.

  • Possible English activities for children/students once the storefront is completed — this could be a great tool to reach people with the gospel.

  • Guitar lessons (for myself).

  • Studying for the DELE — official Spanish exam that I must take (either in July or November)


  • I passed driving school, and now am a licensed Spanish driver!

  • My friend Karli was able to visit in May for 10 days and the Lord gave us safety on the road, as well as a fun time together.

  • She also brought along a mountain of gifts from friends, as well as some from people I don’t even know. It was a huge blessing to receive those gifts of love. Thank you!!

  • I successfully applied for my residency renewal — I should have my new residency card within the month.

  • The electrical work at the storefront is completed, and we are getting much closer to completing the project.

I’ve been working to memorize much of Philippians in Spanish (which is proving a bit more challenging than I thought it would), and am reminded by and echo Paul’s words to express just how thankful I am for each of you:

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now . . . Not that I seek a gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.” ~ Philippians 1:3-5, 4:17

Thank you, once again, for being part of the ministry here in Spain!

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

Continuing In Faith

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

Since January I have been excited for May to get here, because with it comes a visit from one of my dear friends — but now that May is here I’m not so sure how it arrived so quickly. In just under three weeks I will have been in Spain for one year. Thank you to those who have made it possible to be here through your prayers and faithful giving.

May and June in Salamanca change a bit of what ministry looks like for me. University students take studying for exams rather seriously and seem to hibernate with their textbooks until exams are over. But I will continue to have Bible study on Tuesday evenings with the teen girls, and we are busy getting the storefront in order to use for ministry as well.


  • Sunday School — I share Sunday school teaching responsibilities with one of the other ladies in church. April was my month to teach the toddler’s Sunday school. It becomes a bit of a bi-lingual adventure, as one of the other missionary families has a daughter in that class and she is learning Spanish; one of the Spanish girls is four going on thirty, and is always helping me when I make mistakes or when I can’t remember a word. We were able to learn a bit about the life of Daniel this past month, and what it looks like when we decide to live a life for God.

  • Encuentro Juvenil or Youth Rally — every year the church here in Santa Marta hosts a youth rally. This year we had over 140 in attendance from about 20 different churches all over Spain. We focused on the persecuted church, and what it means to take up our cross daily and follow the Lord. The youth group did a fantastic job planning the whole event.

  • Driving Theory Test — thank you to those who have been praying for driving school. Last Monday I took the theory test and got a perfect score (of course that was after failing the first time); I am grateful that we get two opportunities to take it before having to pay again.

Prayer Requests:

  • Storefront for Campus Ministry – thank you again to those who have been praying for this project! The Lord has been providing through different means for the repairs and materials that we have needed to purchase. Would you please continue to pray? We had to get some unexpected electrical work done, and it is going to cost around $1500. The Lord has not failed to provide yet, and I know that he will. Please pray with us that He would provide the money that we need to finish the project so that we can begin to use this space for His glory. If you would be interested in giving towards this project, you can contact me at, or visit

  • Driving Practical Exam — Since April 18th I have been taking driving classes — the instructor’s job is to prepare you to pass the driving test you must take to get your license. It was a bit of a challenge to stop doing things that have become habit from 20 years of driving, but I am thankful for the opportunity to practice before taking the exam. Lord willing, I will be taking my exam this Friday, May 6th. Please pray that the Lord will calm my nerves (as my driving instructor and examiner watch my every move) and allow me to pass the test.

  • Safety in Travel – My friend Karli will be coming to visit me on May 15th, and the Lord has provided an opportunity to do a bit of traveling around Spain. Please pray for safety as this will be my first time driving long distances here.

Thank you once again for being part of the ministry here in Salamanca. I thank the Lord for those of you who faithfully uphold me in prayer and faithfully give financially so that the ministry here can go on.

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

Philippians 4:17-19

Semana Santa

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

I remember when I was a little girl watching missions presentations thinking that missionary life was sure to bring with it an unending supply of adventures. While I am sure that may entirely depend on where the Lord leads missionaries to serve Him, it is much more likely that missionaries live a “normal” day-to-day life like you do.

While the Lord has continued to work and provide, He has done it while life goes on in a normal way. Bible studies have been going well, I have been learning how to creatively converse with two Spanish teenagers who are learning English, and we are continuing to work on the ministry location for CBFI.

Friday Night Bible Study

Part of University ministry is the fluidity and ever-changing population. In February, three girls from Mexico who were a faithful part of our Romans Bible study headed home. The Lord has allowed me to make contacts with a few other students and I have been able to invite them to join us. Please continue to pray that our Bible study would grow, but more importantly that we would grow more like Christ as we learn from His Word.

Teen Girls Bible Study

I have truly enjoyed this study; two girls come to my house each Tuesday afternoon and it has been a blessing to share God’s Word with them, and also build a better relationship with them. Would you please pray for these girls as the Lord gives opportunity to share more of His Truth with them?

English Conversation

Since February I have been meeting weekly with two teens, a brother and sister, to help them with their English conversation skills. It has been interesting and challenging to come up with ideas for conversation that will help them, and also allow me to share the gospel with them. Please pray for L and G. Pray that the Lord would give an open door to share Christ with them, and that the seed of the gospel would be planted in their hearts.

CBFI Ministry Location

Thank you so much to those who have prayed for the new ministry location that we have been able to rent. We are still working on renovations – as much as I would like to say that it is done, and being well used for ministry, we aren’t there just yet. I am sure that anyone who has done remodeling and/or renovations knows well that there are always things that come up that you weren’t expecting. But it is coming along and I am praying that it will be done very soon. Please pray along with me that we will be able to use this space in a way that will bring glory to the Lord, and that the Lord would continue to provide as we get it ready to use.

If you would like to give towards the expenses of remodeling this space, or toward the monthly rent, please contact me at

Driving School

Living in a different country always brings with it new ”adventures” – some of them are enjoyable while some of them are just learning experiences. Driving school may prove to be enjoyable, but for now I am expecting it to just be a time of learning. One major difference from the States is the cost, another, obviously is language. I opted out of language school this semester, but driving school is turning into its own version of language acquisition. I wasn’t planning on getting my Spanish license for the first two years, but it is becoming apparent that it is more needful than I thought. Would you pray for my coworker, Sarah, and I as we work through the theory side of driving school and then as we do the practical driving side. Both come with tests that I’ve heard can be difficult to pass – and expensive to retake.

Semana Santa

As you well know, Holy Week is upon us. Here in Spain that provides for a flurry of activities. In a way I am looking forward to seeing some of the cultural/religious traditions that come with this week. Each evening there is a procession in some part of the city as Spaniards celebrate what should be the most meaningful week in history. But the parading of idols and their expressions of penance take away from the Truth of what Christ has done for us. Would you pray for opportunities to share the gospel this week and throughout the year, and for Bible preaching churches around Spain to be a light in this spiritually needy country?

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” ~ Luke 24:5b-6a

Thank you once again for your faithfulness. I am so grateful for those who support the ministry here, not only financially, but prayerfully as well. Thank you for being an important part of reaching Spain for Christ!

Have a blessed week remembering all that Christ has done for us.

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

In February we said goodbye to some of our Bible study girls as they headed back home to Mexico.

The Lord has given me the opportunity to teach a month of Sunday school every other month. It’s been fun to be with them, learn Bible songs in Spanish, and spend time teaching them about the Lord.

In February our church celebrated her 16th anniversary. It is such a blessing to see how the Lord has worked over the years. Continue to pray that the Lord would bring a Spanish pastor for this, and many other Spanish churches.

The first week of March I was able to help host a group of American students and their chaperones. They visited a couple of ministries, as well as helped do some Spring cleaning at the church.

I’ll be spending lots of hours with this book — learning how to drive in Spain, and expanding my vocabulary greatly. :)

Tapas!! We celebrated signing up for driving school by going out for tapas — a truly Spanish experience.

Continuing Steadfastly in Prayer

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters

” . . . rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.” ~ Romans 12:12-13

I have come to love Romans 12:9-21 — not necessarily because I have learned to perfectly “Behave as a Christian”, as my study Bible titles this portion of Scripture, but because I have seen so many of you live out what Christ commands of us. Thank you for modeling that Christ-like behavior for me. I pray that the Lord would allow me to live out these verses on a daily basis.

An answered prayer . . .

I am sure that most of you have read my previous prayer letter. In it I asked for you to pray for wisdom and finances for a storefront location that we could rent for Bible studies, English class, and other activities for students.

Praise the Lord, He has provided for the rent of the location, and tomorrow my coworkers and I will meet to sign the contract.

An opportunity to give . . .

As I mentioned in my last letter, there are some repairs and small renovations to take care of before we can move in and get our project up and running.

  • Would you pray that the Lord would provide the $1,200 that we need to complete the work?

  • Would you prayerfully consider if the Lord would have you be part of giving towards this need?

I am so excited for what the Lord will do through this new location that He is allowing us to use — there are many ideas, schedules, and activities that we are working through to use it the best way possible, and to see God glorified through this new opportunity to reach the student population here in Salamanca!

Thank you again for those who have prayed specifically for this opportunity to enhance the university ministry here. The Lord has definitely been in the details, and I am looking forward to how He is going to continue to answer prayers and provide for the needs we have.

For His Harvest,

Jodi Harrison

Philippians 4:17-19