Prayer & Praise
Thank you for continuing to pray for us! We have started our new assignment working with the international church in Madrid, and are spending this summer intentionally building relationships through BBQ's and outings with church members, especially with families. As they say, people don't care what you know, until they know that you care! We are currently the only AG family working in the church, so we see this as an opportunity to meet a true need. Although it is challenging to coordinate schedules and overcome the distance and obstacles to fellowship, we are realizing just how important it is, as families who are living far from their homelands and extended family units feel the isolation more acutely. This weekend alone we are hosting two families in our home. Of course, it also meets our need for fellowship and friendship as well. Please pray with us that fruitful ministry grows from these connections as we head into the fall. (It is difficult, if not impossible, to do much "organized" ministry during the months of July and August, as people are continually coming and going to escape the intense heat of these months in the Madrid region.)
Thank you again for partnering with us!
Kirk is continuing to coach, we are both continuing to learn Spanish as we are able, and we are beginning to take on responsibilities in the church as well. Within the next few months several of the staff will be completing their terms, or returning stateside for itineration, so our arrival is very timely.