Living the Book of Acts in Southern Spain

We welcomed our Spain team home on Monday, August 7th!  Wonderful things happened while our team was in Spain.   North Africans, Gypsies, and Spaniards are coming to faith!  The team met a group of Sahrawi people (of the western Sahara desert), previously having no connections with the gospel of Jesus.  After being exposed to loving Christ-followers who genuinely care for them, they are starting to come to faith.  Our team was also busy supporting pastors in southern Spain whose churches are gearing up to receive and care for 50 new refugees every 6 months.

Soon after our team’s arrival, they were able to witness about thirty new believers were baptized!

Here is an update from John Becker on how the women on the Spain team ministered to the refugee families.
           “Yesterday, Maureen and the ladies on our team in Jerez were invited to the home of a refugee family. Their hearts were moved as they heard the hardship of this family and their separation from their homeland and extended family. “Who will be there for my children if something happens to me?” Our friend Raquel was able to share about her journey with cancer, loss and her hope in Jesus.”
Read this incredible story from John Becker about a man that God put in their path and who chose to accept Jesus.
           “Yesterday was an incredible day. Pastor Pedro and two of us took the ferry across the Mediterranean to North Africa. After going through immigration, we then chose a taxi to take us to our destination about 1 hour away. It seemed like a strange choice of taxi, as it was an old, well worn and clunky car. But AW, the taxi driver stood out to us. Usually one would take the taxi that is at the front of the line. But AW’s taxi was 10th in line, which meant he had to back up a hill and turn around and drive the wrong way on a road to start our journey. But it wasn’t random. God chose AW. We saw he was a man of peace and began to share with him, beginning with the question of God providing a ram for Abraham to sacrifice instead of Isaac. From there Pedro and I shared about the Korban “Sacrifice” of Isa for our sins in place of us. AW said he never understood this, nor the fact that he could pray to God any time, even in his taxi. He was overjoyed and prayed for forgiveness and to receive Jesus.”

In the Taxi with AW!

So how can you get involved?  First of all, the pastors and other believers in Spain need your prayers! Please lift them up to our Heavenly Father, that He would provide the words to say to the people they meet, so that the work that was started there will continue.
If you would like to be involved in a more tangible way, there are opportunities for you to serve in the future!  The mayor of the town has asked us to send a sports team to teach them how to build sports camps and programs.  Watch for news of that opportunity in 2018!   Another need is that they have a great demand for English language teaching…maybe you can help someone learn English!   If you would like to hear more about these opportunities, please contact Sharon Seeberger or John Becker.