Newsletters

  • April 2018

    We trust that you are doing very well. Many things that have been on our heart for years are coming to pass. Thank you so much for helping us obey God!

    “Write the Vision and Make It Plain” – Habakkuk 2:2 

    As I was first preparing to go on the mission field, a missionary acquaintance generously made himself available to answer some of my questions. While we visited, he said something that surprised me. “In the beginning, you will not know what your vision is,” he commented.

    The Lord first dealt with us about missions, later Spain, then Burgos, and afterwards, starting a church. That seemed like all the information that was needed. However, the Lord kept right on revealing different things, growing our vision more and more. It quickly became clear that our work was not going to fit easily into the mold of how people talk about missions. After years of slowly proving things out, much of what is on our heart is starting to happen. I can finally begin to share publicly about the more complete vision of this ministry.

    Some parts of this world have very little Christian witness. It is difficult to measure, but the best statistics indicate that around 1 in 4 or 5 people in the USA are evangelical Christians. * In Spain and France, only about 1 in 100 people fall into that category. We all know that America has her challenges and desperately needs Jesus, but imagine ministering in a culture that has 1/20 of the gospel light that we have in America. It is probably impossible for me to describe it to you. You would have to come and see if for yourself. I’m not saying it is difficult in Europe; I’m saying it is different. Here is one interesting thought: if the above statistics hold true, a church of 10 in Spain is equivalent to a church of 200 in the USA!

    In the last 300 years, the United States has experienced the First and Second Great Awakenings, the Pentecostal, healing, charismatic, and teaching revivals while Spain and the countries near us have seen only isolated touches from heaven in nearly 500 years. From the beginning of our work in Europe, the Lord has been dealing with me about how to minister in cultures that have virtually no gospel foundation. We believe that He has given us concrete steps to prepare for the desperately needed harvest of souls that is coming to Europe.

    1. Recruit and train Americans and eventually European missionaries to assist in different aspects of ministry here. A good team is so vital.
    2. Travel to various cities to research and prepare for future outreach and, possibly, churches. We need contacts and knowledge of a city before we can bring others there.
    3. Develop online courses and paper resources for the evangelism, encouragement, and training of the people reached.
    4. Implement strategies to minimize the challenges that arise from Europe’s multiple languages.  

    Hopefully, this information gives you a clearer sense of the work we are involved in, and what many of you are faithfully supporting. This vision has made it necessary for us to travel, even to the USA, to connect with churches and recruit help. In fact, we have traveled less than we should have over the past years in order to make sure we were hearing and implementing the vision correctly. I could share many more details now, but since this newsletter is already long, stay tuned for more specifics in future e-mails. 

    We love and appreciate you!
    *Evangelical Christians believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, a personal relationship with God through Him, and that we are commissioned to share this gospel with the world.

    Financial Update

    And God is able to bestow every blessing on you in abundance, so that richly enjoying all sufficiency at all times, you may have amble means for all good works.

    2 Corinthians 9:8 [Weymouth]

    Because of God’s faithfulness and yours, we have not had to ask for finances in over 3 years. During that time, we have been able to live in Spain, fund the work here, and even support other great ministries. 

    However, with new responsibilities, come many new expenses. We continue to maintain our home in Spain and the weekly meetings here, but we are adding more travel to other cities and training of missionaries. In fact, we will be in Italy for 10 days in May to prepare the ground for future work. We have recently added quality equipment to begin videoing our services and other lessons to post online in Spanish. This summer we have to report on our finances to the Spanish government and pay legal fees for our residency renewal.  

    We know you tithe to your local church and generously support other great ministries. Thank you for your faithfulness! If you would like to support this ministry, you may use PayPal through the link below or mail support to Family Church, PO Box 179, Fredonia, NY 14063. Make the check payable to Family Church and put Rich Walker Ministries in the memo line. Please do what brings you joy, and God will meet our needs and yours (Philippians 4:19). Thank you so much!

    Also, if you know of anyone that you believe would be interested in this ministry, pass along my e-mail (rich@richwalkerministries.org) to them. I would be happy to answer any of their questions.

    A great harvest is coming, and we will be a part of it!

    Missions Training
    “… commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
    Our trip back to the United States in January and February was a big milestone for us. Working closely with our Pastor, Rev. Michael Lokietek, and the Family Churches, we began a missionary preparation class. It was thrilling to have 12 eager students listening and asking about how they can serve Jesus in some way on the foreign field. The harvest is great, and the need for skilled workers in missions is also great (Matthew 9:37-38). Pray with us for laborers. With the Lord’s help, we are doing our part to prepare people for any type of mission work that He has for them.
    Ministering in Spain

    “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations… ” Matthew 28:19

    Our attendance in Burgos has really grown since last fall. We have new people, some that are attending more faithfully, and one who had left the church and has now returned. Praise the Lord! We have been meeting in our home since September. Our people like it better than the hotel, but we have outgrown it and need a bigger place.
    “…Men ought always to pray, and not to faint…”– Luke 18:1 Thank God that our prayers are powerful and effective when they are in line with the Bible.

    Sometimes when we are praying for the more important things of life, our prayers require steady, patient persistence. Praying for governments, a great harvest of souls, or even a deeper under- standing of God’s plan often requires a season of prayer, not just 10 minutes. If we stay with it we will see the answer in its fullness.

    We continue to pray for you. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for us. God’s highest and best is ours!
  • December 2017

    We had a “Thanksgiving” outreach in November. The food was great, and we shared the Word of God with some people who had never been to our services. Everyone had a great time!

    The Lord has been good!

    • Thanksgiving is not celebreated in Spain, and turkey is not as common here as in the USA. So we special-ordered a turkey and did a mock Thanksgiving meal. Four people who had never come to our services heard the gospel. Thank God for a good event!
    • After much training and work, we have 3 helpers in the church that are catching the vision and being faithful. This has been such a vital need in order to see the work grow like it should. Thank God for providing help!
    • Rev. Daphne is taking a bigger role in the church and ministering in the services quite often. She is a great wife and an anointed minister. What a blessing!
    • Thank YOU so much for your faithful prayers and giving. We are all working together to see God’s will done in Spain!
    It snowed in Burgos on December 1st.
    Daphne’s Mom, Our Chef
    Daphne’s Mom visited us in November. She cooked us an awesome Thanksgiving meal. We ordered a 20 lbs. turkey, but the one we were given was over 30 lbs. We ate a bunch, took home lots of leftovers, and even fed our landlords!
    It is always an honor to share the gospel!
    Rev. Rich shares the Word of God at our Thanksgiving outreach.
    Merry Christmas from Spain!
    A few of us visit a Christmas expo near our apartment in Burgos.
  • September 2017

    How are you doing? Send us a message. We would love to hear from you.

    Update: Everything is very good with us. Developing a helps ministry has been this year’s most important goal for the work in Burgos. The Lord is helping us make real progress. We have also been working a lot on effective ways to reach out in Europe. The culture and belief system are very different from ours in the USA. We believe that God is giving us some good ideas about how to make a greater impact here. Perhaps I will devote an entire newsletter to European culture and outreach in the near future.

    “…the spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
    1 Corinthians 2:10

    There is a move of the Spirit that will be lost to this generation if someone doesn’t teach and demonstrate it. The Lord revealed that to Kenneth E. Hagin. This is a serious matter. I don’t want to miss out on the smallest part of what God has for me. What does it mean? There is a way that the Holy Spirit wants to operate that is not obvious to the natural mind and senses. We have to be taught and shown these things to be able to participate in them.
    It is interesting to consider this move of God in light of what 1 Corinthians 2:10 says about the “deep things of God.” In the natural world, deep things, those things that lie way under the surface of the ocean, will never be experienced by natural man without an expert who knows how to get down into the deep and bring us pictures and videos. These things also must be “taught and demonstrated” if we are going to experience them.
    So it is with the deep things of God. Running around from work to soccer practice, Facebook to Twitter, and movies to bowling will not get us into everything that God has for us. While these things are fine and relaxation is good in the proper doses, we must seek to understand how to order our lives and prepare ourselves so that we can walk in a deeper relationship with God.
    How do we get into this deeper place? How do we experience this move of God? Here are some tips to get us on the right path:

    1. Build Our Lives on God’s Word – In Luke 6:48, Jesus said that those who practice His Word are like a man who “digs deep” and lays the foundation of his house on a solid rock. When floods or trials rise, that house, that life, will not fall. As Christians we must make sure not to read the Bible only because “it is the right thing to do.” We should be looking for specific instructions to put into practice in our everyday life. Popular culture and social media blare at us in order to influence our beliefs and actions. We are Christians. We only let the principles of God’s Word affect our beliefs and actions. This deepens our relationship with God and positions us to move with His Spirit.
    2. Slooooow Down – In Luke 5:4-9, Jesus tells Simon (Peter) to “launch out into the deep” to catch some fish. Peter had been fishing in his natural strength all night to no avail. By obeying the Lord, he caught a huge amount of fish. In most lakes, the deeper part is further out. Ever consider the fact that it would take more time and effort to travel out into deep water? So it is with God. Some things happen fast with Him, but there are some things what will never happen if we don’t slow down and wait on the Lord.
    3. Wait on Him in prayer – Isaiah 40:31 says that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Waiting always takes time. Sometimes we only have a few minutes to pray, or we pray in the car on the way to work. These are good practices, but we should also set aside some long times to fellowship with the Lord so that we can really get to know him. This shows love and develops intimacy with God just like taking a long walk with our spouse. My Pastor, Michael Lokietek, has told us that not much happens in the first hour of prayer. We really get into the “deeper” aspects of God’s personality and works with time. And while we are at it we can pray according to Daniel 2:22. Ask God to reveal to us and our Pastors (and missionaries – wink) about His deeper self and the way He wants to move.
    4. Prepare our heart before church – In Matthew 5:8, Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” A pure heart is a clean or clear heart. Preparing our heart can involve repenting from sin, but it may just be slowing down and making sure we aren’t thinking about work and family and bills all throughout the service. We quiet our mind and focus on God. If we do this, we will better hear and move with Him during our church services. Jesus told Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin that He has a specific plan for every service. He gives that plan to our Pastors, but, if we are sensitive, we can pick it up as well. When our heart is clear for church, we can better perceive what the Lord wants to do and cooperate with Him and those who are ministering.
    5. Try to cut out some activities In Luke 14:16-24, Jesus tells a parable of a man that invited people to a fiest. They were too busy to come. One had just bought a field, another oxen, and the last person had gotten married. The parable ends with the man who held the feast saying that those guests will not taste of his meal. It makes perfect sense that they won’t eat his food if they don’t have time to go to his feast. There is nothing wrong with activities and involvements in themselves. However, we must remember God has prepared a spiritual feast for us every time the church building is open and every time we can get away to spend extra time with Him in the Word and prayer. If we are missing a lot of those opportunities because of a full schedule, then we are simply too busy. Ask the Lord what you can cut out in order to have time to get to know Him in a deeper way.

    If we do these things, we position ourselves to move with God in all that He wants to do in this hour. I believe that we are going to see every last bit of it!

    Fun Photos

  • April 2017

    “My Cup Runs Over.” – Psalms 23:5

    “… prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” – Malachi 3:10

    Daphne and I visit part of an irrigation system new Burgos with someone (taking picture) from our group.

    God’s Word is always true, so we should never be surprised when it comes to pass. That being said, it has been remarkable how quickly and powerfully I have seen the fulfillment of God’s promises to provide for our folks here in Spain (Philippians 4:19). Spain’s economy was terrible when we arrived, at one point registering 26% unemployment. Thankfully, things are improving and it is currently at about 18% and falling. Early on I decided to start meetings without giving the people an opportunity to support the work because I didn’t want them to think that we were “only after their money.” Within a month, the Lord dealt with me to teach with the Bible says about money and offerings, and give the people an opportunity to get involved financially. If they responded to the word by acting or speaking in faith, what happened next was awesome.

    • One woman had defaulted on a large loan (over $50,000). Her debt was forgiven and her credit expunged.
    • Another woman was struggling in her business Rev. Daphne encouraged her that the Lord would give her good ideas. She changed her store and her business has more than tripled in less than a month.
    • A third person shared Philippians 4:19 with a couple in a different city they were out of work and desperately trying to find a job without success. She told them to “say that for us all the time.” Within three days, the husband had a job. Sometime later, they wanted the house closer to this new job, however it was an expensive neighborhood. They began to say that they would find an affordable house in that area. They found one quickly. (This couple wasn’t even saved at the time. They have since accepted the Lord.)

    January 2017 Testimony

    Another businesswoman in our church had been told by her accountant that she would need to pay a fee and do some upgrades in her building in order to keep operating. It would cost $5,500-$7,000. She had been struggling to come up with the money for some time when she started to respond in faith to a teaching on seeking first the kingdom of God. Within days, the same account and said that he had found a different way to register her business so that she could keep operating legally without spending that money. God is good!

    God is our provider no matter what the economy is doing. And you are next! You are tithing and giving to your church and obeying God with your finances. Speak God’s Word and expect him to do the same for you. It was his idea!

  • March 2017

    Places Everyone, Places!

    “But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him.” – 1 Corinthians 12:18

    When I was in high school, I played in a couple of musicals. We learned our lines in practice for months in to prepare for opening night. Before each scene, we had to make sure we were in the right place on stage (or off stage if we were to enter during the scene) in order to correctly deliver our lines. Getting in place was not exciting or glamorous, but it was vital if the show was to be a success.

    God has a great “show” planned for this time in history (Acts 2:17-21). The world is a stage, we Christians are his actors, and God himself is the master director calling out “Places everyone, places!” Each of us has words to be spoken and deeds to be done that God has prepared for us (Ephesians 2:10). However, in order for the show to come off as the Master plans, we must all be in our places.

    And one of the scenes with our high school production, I had to position myself in a group of people next to a well in order to deliver my performance. You see, the show called for others to approach us during the scene so that we could interact with them. What would’ve happened if I had said, “I don’t like being by this well; I want to go stand by that tree”? Or, “I don’t want to be around this group of people; I’m going to hang out with those people over there“? If I had done that, all that I had work to accomplish would not have come to pass during the scene. I would have had everything I needed on the inside but not been in position to deliver it.

    Let us consider our own lives. It may not be convenient to go to church both the Sunday in midweek services. Perhaps it is not our first choice to usher or work in the nursery. Maybe supporting our local church doesn’t seem convenient. As missionaries, we travel more than we would if we were our own Lord. The things God asks us to do may not always make sense to us. However, if our M is using them to get us in place for his end-time harvest, then it is vital that we obey. It is an honor and there’s great reward in serving the Lord!

    When God instructs through the Bible and leads us by His Holy Spirit both in things that seem small and large, he is positioning us to be where we need to be to fulfill our role at this important time. The work is so great and the laborers so few (Matthew 9:37-38) that we were only accomplish God’s work in one way – by completely and specifically obeying His every direction. When we follow God in our service to the local church, and are praying, and are witnessing, and in our giving, we are cooperating with him in the greatest show of mercy and power that the world has ever known. Listening in the spirit, I believe we hear the director calling out, “places everyone, places!” Let us pursue his calling, his positioning, above all else.

  • December 2016

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    The holiday season is already upon us. We are looking forward to doing some special events centered around Christmas and New Year’s day this year. Everything has been going very well in the ministry since our last update. We continue to see people saved and healed and to have first time and return visitors to our meetings. The Lord Jesus said “I will build my church…“ (Matthew 16:18). It is an honor to serve Him and watch Him work. Burgos will be won!

    We are so blessed by your partnership through your prayers and giving. You’re making a big difference. We can’t thank you enough!

    At Christmas, we pause to consider important things like the wonder of the Son of God born as a man, the life of giving, and blessing a family. But as Christians who meditate and practice God’s word and are part of a church family, we are privileged to live the whole year growing in the practical (practiced) knowledge of all God’s truth.

    According to Mark 4:24 [AMP], Jesus said, “The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you…” As we think, study, and speak God’s Word, and spend time at church with our spiritual family, we will live in an ever-deepening relationship with God. Merry Christmas all year through!

  • July 2016

    What Is Happening In Burgos, Spain?

    We returned to Spain in late May, and things have been great. We are doing a weekly Sunday service, a weekly prayer meeting, and spending extra time with our people. It is great to see them growing in knowledge and honor for the Word of God. In the beginning, most of what we did was very new, so singing during praise and worship, confessing the Word, and asking lots of questions are real signs of growth. The Bible is living and it is wonderful to see it come to life in human hearts!

    Testimony: The daughter of one our members got into a bad relationship. We prayed for her at church that the Lord would send someone (a laborer) to give her guidance. Within a week, her boss talked to her about the relationship, and she broke it off.

    What Is Happening Elsewhere In Spain?

    We have been doing an online service and some Bible training for a couple in another city in Spain since the end of January. They are really running with the Word!

    Testimonies:

    • Their daughter accepted the Lord during one of our teaching sessions. Praise God!
    • The wife prayed for her husband, and the Lord healed him from the flu.
    • She has believed God and seen Him provide extra finances through increased hours at work.
    • The husband of their friend could not find any steady work, and it was becoming a crisis (the unemployment rate is still over 20% here). She asked what they should do. One student told her to start confessing Philippians 4:19 (But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus) “all the time.” Her husband got a job right away and still has it months later.
    • This husband saw how God had provided his job and wanted to move into Madrid (where apartments are expensive) so that he didn’t have to commute. He began to speak out Philippians 4:19 and that God would provide them affordable housing in Madrid before they left on vacation in June. Sure enough, just before leaving, they found a great place at a great price!
    • This couple and their son accepted Jesus as Lord!!! (There is no better reason to teach that God provides. People see how good He is and want to serve Him!)
    • They have invited a Muslim to participate in the teaching sessions. She is asking a lot of questions. When this Muslim lady’s son took a trip, he asked her if he could bring the book ‘God’s Medicine’ by Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin along to read on the bus, and she allowed it! Glory to God!

    Thank you so much for your prayers and generous giving for all of the work that we do. While it can be difficult to measure, statistic show that less than one out of 100 people in Spain have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. There is a lot of hopelessness, and people need to know that Jesus is alive and God’s word works (if we put it into practice.) When Jesus saw all the hurting people around Him, He said, “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38.) Please join with us in prayer and faith for many Christians and ministers to be sent out into the mission field. We must get in position to reach and teach all the people who need God’s love. We will cooperate with God’s moving and be right in the middle of all he has for us in this hour!

    Our Trip To The USA

    Dining with our Pastor, Rev. Michael Lokietek (left), Ms. Megan Gugino (middle right) and Rev. Scott Wise (far right). While in the USA, we attended a week of Bible School taught by Pastor Michael. What a time of instruction and encouragement!

    It was probably our fullest schedule ever. We traveled extensively around the country ministering in churches, meeting with ministers, and attending a conference.

    Testimonies:

    • I believe the greatest thing we do in the USA is serve, bless, and minister to the pastors. We never to teach the uncompromising Word of God and encourage everyone to contend for all that God has at this time. One pastor was clearly touched by our insistence that we do and see all that is in the Bible. Others wanted to share our message online or encouraged us to make CDs available so that more could hear the teachings.
    • Without knowing why, the Lord dealt with us to attend a certain church service in another state. That day, the church had a missions focused and share the vision of some dear missionary friends who are being sent out into the field. It was such a blessing to be there!
    • At one service we gave a testimony before the offering. Afterwards we were told that it was the biggest offering that ever received. (It wasn’t for us.) Praise God!

    A Thought About Elections

    Praise God, we had a good election in Spain on June 26. The communist had been on the rise here for the last year. The polls indicated that they would come in second in the selection and, perhaps, do you able to run the country with the help of the other left-wing party. Our church and people prayed and exercise our authority and prayed (alone with others, certainly) according to 1 Timothy 2, asking the Lord to give us wise leaders and wise voters. When the results came in, 1 million fewer voters had voted for the communist thing in the last election. They did not gain any seats in the parliament and continue to be the third largest party here. The leaders were dumbfounded. Thanks be unto God for helping us!

    The ONLY hope for America’s government is for the Church of the Lord Jesus to take her authority and steadfastly and continually pray for our leaders and our voters. How long should we pray? We must continue until we see our country and our leaders return to God and godly principles. May the USA fulfill God’s plan!

  • December 2015

    What a time we have had in Europe! God has shown His faithfulness and given guidance in so many ways. Thank you for your faithful prayers and generous support!

    Meeting room in Burgos, Spain. Our group currently meets here for free.

    Great Things Are Happening In Spain 

    • Upon returning to Spain, two of our church members had rented two different storefronts for holding events. They both offered to let us use their building to hold church services. We chose the building that is in our neighborhood and hold services there for free. God is Good!
    • WE have been training and preparing our people to be able to have services in Burgos while we are away. They are dong very well and will continue to meet after we return to the USA.
    • One of our families moved across Spain to find work. We missed them but realized that they must do what they believe is best. Over the following months, they maintained contacts with us and expressed the desire to keep learning God’s Word from us. After much prayer, I began discipling one of them over the Internet. We meet weekly for nearly 2 hours. They are growing so much! They minister to people in the streets and have seen people saved or grow in God as a result. I am prayerfully considering visiting them next year to see what we can do to build the Lord’s Kingdom in their city. Glory to God!

    In Paris, France – Three Days After Terrorist Attacks

    Revs. Rich and Daphne at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

    The Lord dealt with us to visit Paris. We set up our trip, and then the terrorist attacks took place. We had peace to go, so we arrived in Paris three days after the attacks. Outwardly, things didn’t look very different, but we could sense the fear in the people. The occasional person told us that we were brave or warned us to be careful.

    We simply endeavored to demonstrate the peace and love of God. We did a lot of praying for Paris. Since we don’t (yet) speak French, we were trusting God to connect us with French teachers and English speakers. He seemed to supernaturally connect us with a couple of French teachers and an ethnically Iranian English translator who is open to the gospel. Yes, I am still amazed by that last one! God is awesome!

  • July 2014

    We are having a great time teaching people how to find scriptures in the Bible and about God’s good plan for them through Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support to help us accomplish this work.

    What is going on in Burgos?

    Rev. Rich teaches a Bible class in Burgos, Spain.

    As you know, we have been traveling back and forth between the United States and Burgos, Spain for the past 2 and a half years. We have focused on building relationships with people and serving them any way we can. On June 1, we began weekly Sunday services which are set up as a 14-week, evangelistic class on what the Bible teaches us about relationships, money, mental peace, and health. 

    Each of our classes have had 3-6 locals in attendance. Some did not have a Bible in their home before we met them. We are teaching our students how to find scriptures and read the Bible for themselves. The gospel is being preached, and people have the opportunity to accept Christ in every class.

    Our 14-week class ends on August 31. We are currently working on the next step. Depending on God’s leading and our attenders’ level of interest we will probably either begin church services, continue the meetings as a home Bible study, or discontinue the classes and begin another module in early 2015. Please, pray for wisdom. We trust God to move us forward in His highest plan for this group.

    Honored By Our Connections

    Our Pastor, Rev. Michael Lokietek, presents a map of the Burgos outreach in the sanctuary of Family Church Fredonia.

    We must be God’s favorite! Why? Because we have the greatest partners and partner churches in the world. God showed us how much He loved us by putting us around people like you! Thank you for every prayer you have prayed, every opportunity to minister, and every dollar you have given. We are a team in Christ’s service.

    We are especially humbled to have been recognized as an official outreach of our home church, Family Church in Fredonia, NY. On June first, they hung a map of Spain (with the Burgos outreach marked by the cross) on the sanctuary wall. We served in Fredonia for over 5 years and received so much good training from our Pastors Michael and Nancy Lokietek. They have counseled us and generously supported us in every step of our journey. We can truly say that we are honored to be part of the family!

    Look What The Lord Has Done!

    As I was working on this update, two of our class members stopped by the apartment for counseling. Both of them accepted Jesus as their Lord for the first time! Please pray for them as they begin their walk with God. Thank you so much for helping us come to Spain. We are having a great experience as we watch God touch lives!

    One of our attenders and her son were facing a lot of problems. We prayed a general prayer with her. A few days later she told us that God heard our prayer and that her 18 year-old son had two good job opportunities open up to him (in a county with 25% unemployment)!

    Another woman had faithfully attended an evangelical church before moving to Burgos 15 years ago. She hasn’t gone to any church here because she couldn’t find one with good doctrine. Now she and her 16-year-old (who had never been involved in a church) are faithful attenders of our services.

    An American man was on a pilgrimage through Spain in search of God. College had left him empty and with a problem with alcohol. He accepted the Lord in our apartment, we gave him a small bible, and we prayed for him and taught him how to live free from alcoholism.

    All the glory belongs to the Lord!

  • May 2014

    Thank you so much for your continued prayers and generosity. It is with great anticipation that we are preparing to start having services here in less than three weeks (Sunday, June 1)!  The meeting room is reserved. The flyers and posters are at the printer. Bibles and faith-building books will be available. Best of all, we have friends that are looking forward to coming.  One of them keeps asking, “When are we starting? I will definitely be there!” Another tells us she is trying to think of all the people that she can invite. It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing. We are so thankful that you are a part of it too!

    “I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already unto harvest.” – Jesus Christ (John 4:35)

    Praying For Our Services

    One of our best and most humbling experiences on the mission field has been sensing our partners’ prayer support.  Some days and in some projects we experience extra strength and ability from God, and we know that you are praying. Thank you so much!  God is good and is answering your prayers!

    Here is a brief list of ways that you can pray for our upcoming services:

    1. Pray for us as we teach the Bible in Spanish. (Ephesians 6:19)

    We must share God’s Word with boldness and fluidity in our second language!

    2. Pray God’s power will be displayed to meet needs. (Zechariah 10:1)

    The rain referred to in this scripture symbolizes the Holy Spirit.  Just like rain causes a seed to grow, the power of the Holy Spirit causes the seed of the Word of God to grow in people’s hearts.

    3. Pray that those who don’t know God will know Him. (Ezekiel 22:30)

    God asks us to pray for those who are far from Him, so that they won’t suffer the pain that comes from a life without God.  He wants to bless everyone.  If we pray, it opens people up to God and His blessings.

    4. Pray this general prayer for the ministry in Burgos:

    “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.”                                             

    2 Thessalonians 3:1&2 (ESV)