We are thankful we got to see many of our supporters in the month of December! Thank you for the conversations over coffee, sharing with us how we can be praying for you, and letting us update you on life, ministry, and the next steps for us. We are still getting over jet lag, but happy to be getting into a routine again.
We were able to communicate with many of our supporters about our upcoming plans and future changes. We will be moving to the U.S. in the next year to build relationships and partnerships to continue serving in Spain. We are in the process of petitioning for a green card for Edu (the first step to citizenship) and appreciate your prayers for this lengthy process. We’re not exactly sure of our departure date for the U.S. due to the fact that it could take anywhere from 8-12 months for a green card to be granted.
Community life…This next week, our local church is hosting a pastor’s conference and many teachers are coming from across Spain to spend two and a half days connecting, praying for one another, and listening to teachings from author and pastor Tim Chester from England. To offset costs for the conference, several families from the church are hosting a visiting pastor and we are looking forward to serving David, from Málaga. The following weekend, on Saturday the 18th, myself and other ladies of our church are preparing a Q&A Women’s Panel Discussion. Biblical wisdom is applying truth to our lives and we hope that this time together will encourage the women in our church to think theologically and biblically in practical ways.
Summer Internships… Each summer we look forward to hosting college-aged students for 6-8 weeks in June/July. This program is called “Emerge” and pairs students with a missionary family to serve alongside in the field, develop language skills, and afterwards, debrief in Dallas. If you know anyone who might be interested, please check out the info on Camino Global’s webpage.
Thank you for your partnerships that make it possible to serve in Vilassar de Mar. We are encouraged to jump back into life, relationships, and ministry, after seeing many of those who support us and having the opportunity to communicate our gratitude.