Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters
I am so thankful for all that the Lord has allowed me to accomplish in these first six weeks of life in Spain. Some of it doesn’t seem too exciting, like setting up a bank account, searching for an apartment, registering for my residency, getting bus cards, finding a cell phone plan, etc. But it has all been necessary for living here.
But other things have been a bit more exciting – like visiting castles and walking on medieval city walls; visiting friends in the city they have moved to plant a church; or just wandering the streets of Salamanca.
Though my ministry isn’t in full swing yet, I have been able to participate in several church ministries in the weeks I have been here; I’ve attended our ladies’ Bible study, youth group meeting, a discipleship program, and even got to play in the nursery on Sunday.
Last week I was able to go to Ponferrada with a group of visiting college students to visit Jon and Lorena Templeton. They have only been in Ponferrada since January, but the Lord is using them to take His Word to those who have not heard. It was a blessing to be with them and see how the Lord is giving them opportunities to be light in this lost world.
After six weeks of living out of the Romaine’s guest room, I finally have the keys to my apartment, praise the Lord! I am so thankful for the hospitality and help that my coworkers have been since I arrived in Spain, and am going to miss hearing “Good Morning, Aunt Jodi” from Addy every morning. However, I am looking forward to getting settled into my new apartment tomorrow.
Besides getting settled in my apartment, my next adventures will include enrolling in driving school, and language classes. My plan is to start language classes in the fall. This will be as much to sharpen my language, skills, as it will be to meet new people with whom I can share the Gospel. Please be in prayer for these opportunities, as well as the planning for the University welcome fair, where we will have a booth introducing our ministry to the students and handing out gospel literature.
Please pray also that the Lord would open doors to meaningful, intentional relationships that would allow me to not just share the gospel, but to live a life that would share the Truth of who Christ is and give me opportunities to be a light to those that the Lord will bring across my path.
Thank you so much for all of your faithful prayers, financial support, and words of encouragement. It is impossible to express how thankful I am for each one of you who are part of my ministry here in Salamanca.
For His Harvest,