We try to post these monthly so that you can keep up with what God is doing both in Spain with L'Arcada and in our lives as we raise support and serve in Spain Full time. If you do not get our email updates and would like to, send us an email. If you do not have email we also send out a quarterly letter by mail. If you would like to recieve that contact us and we will get that set up.
|Posted by jerysylf on April 25, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends and Family,
Sylvia and I hope this update finds you well. I just finished sharing with a few younger guys I am encouraging in the word about how great our God is. Sometimes we look at our problems, struggles, difficulties and think they are too big for our God because we look at them through our eyes. We put our Lord into a small box and if a problem does not fit in that box with him, then we tend to get overwhelmed. God is consistently teaching Sylvia and I how big He is. Jeremiah 32:17.
Well let us share the big news first. Sylvia is due in September! Yes we are having #2! We are all excited about this and praying a lot. So far the baby is doing well but you can pray for Sylvia since she is struggling with some very strong nausea 24 hours a day. She has been pretty much bound to the couch or bed for the last 3+ months so we ask for a lot of prayer in that area. With Shania there was very little of this so it is something new and not easy.
I had to cancel my trip back to the states for various reasons which was hard since there was a lot of people we wanted to see, however, the Lord has his timing so I am planning to take a trip in Feb-March 2014 and will be starting to contact everyone soon so I can get things marked in the calendar. Can't wait. Please be in prayer about this.
The Ministry. God is doing some amazing things. As many of you know the Master Plan for the next stage of L'Arcada has been presented to the government here and it is in the final stages of approval. This has been a long and expensive process but if it is the Lord’s will for it to be approved then it will allow us to start building winterized facilities on the property. This means we will be able to increase our capacity during the summer which means more evangelistic and discipleship programs and camps as well as be able to do events, camps, and retreats year around. This is Exciting! We should know more the end of 2013 on the status of the approval. Please join us in prayer during the last leg of this process. That the enemy will not be able to do anything.
This year is very busy for us. I am trying to get a new webpage up for L'Arcada that will give us a lot more flexibility in changes and improvements. David who has really helped with our web pages to date had been a huge help with this. Also, I am continually trying to improve the Multimedia area (video and photography) as I am in charge of that now also and I am going to be helping program our Native American camps again this year as well as our Discipleship retreat 20+ for youth 20 and up. There is a lot on my plate and Sylvia's as well, so please keep us in prayer that we would be able to do our best for our Father.
We have added a section to our website called projects. Here we will list projects that we are trying to raise moneyfor more specific to our areas of responsibilities at L'Arcada. If you feel led to support us in that way just check out that area.
Thanks again to all of you for your prayers and support. It is the Lord's ministry and we as you get the honor of participating in it. Below are some prayers and praises.
Prayer and Praise:
1) Baby on the way. Yes this is a praise and a prayer as mentioned above. Please keep Sylvia in your prayers as the next months go by
2) Areas of Responsibilities. Please continue praying for us as we try to do our best with the areas we have been assigned and give God the glory for everything we do.
3) Pray for our walk with the Lord. This is the basis of everything we do in our lives so we ask that you pray that the enemy would not find cracks to slip into so that we can do our best for Him. This includes being good spouses to each other and growing and learning how to be Godly parents to our soon to be two kids.
4) Continue to pray for the Master Plan going through the government here in Spain. The praise is that the plan is in the last stages. Continue to keep this in prayer.
5) We have been having a lot of mechanical issues with our camp Van. Please pray that these will stop as they have been very costly to fix and L'Arcada does not have the money to keep it
|Posted by jerysylf on July 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends and Family,
Our God is amazing. During the last quarter we have been seeing him work in amazing ways. As many of you know summer is our busiest time of the year because we do our bigger evangelistic camps. Apart from it being the busiest time of the year it is when the Lord really stretches us as his children. We are very short staffed over here with only 6 families working full time the Lord really shows up and does some amazing things.
Sylvia has been very busy doing design projects for all of the camp directors and for the camp in General. She did some amazing t-shirts this year and a lot of other things as well as doing all the L'Arcada promotional material. She balances thiswith being an amazing mom to Shania. I have been putting together the whole Social media side of L'Arcada and writing up procedure for that as well as starting to get the camp website together with the help of David Wilcox a guy that has been helping L'Arcada a ton with anything web related. Could not have done it without him. I also got put in charge of the "Multimedia" area which involves all the Video and Photography during the year and camps. I am organizing all of that area and putting together procedure on how that will be working so everything is getting taken care of and backed up etc.
My Father always said that the Lord will test our flexibility and challenge us in different ways during our life. I really noticed that this quarter. A couple months ago I was told that L'Arcada had not found a Director for our English Camp and that I, alongside another person that has helped at L'Arcada in the past, would have to co-direct the camp. My schedule was full of stuff involving my main area of New Technologies and Multimedia and I was also in mid planning to assist in co directing our Native American Camps. We got together and prayed and just started to work. Two weeks ago the camps started. I wanted to send out a prayer letter before that but we just did not have time so sending it now. The English camp went amazingly well. The staff were amazing and the campers seemed to open up to the councilors the very first day. This was the Lord. We sort of stood by and saw our God take a program that we did not have a lot of time to prepare and do miracles with it. We finished the camp looking up and praising Him for an amazing week. Sylvia and my Parents where very encouraging to me during this time. I love seeing our Christ work.
What do we have to look forward to next? Well I will be co directing our Native American camps which starts Monday the 9th and lasts 4 weeks. We are very short on volunteer staff during this these upcoming camps and are praying a lot for some more to sign up to serve. Sylvia has a lot of design work to do for different areas of the camp and it is hard to find time since I am out at camp and unable to help her with Shania much. As always though we are trusting our Lord. Thanks so much for all your prayers and support and interaction on Facebook, etc with us. It is very encouraging to us.
Here are our Prayers and Praises.
English Camp went well. We are so thankful for the various churches in the US that sent Teams over to help us use English
as a way to share the Gospel. You were all amazing!
Shania is registered to start school in September. Its a praise because of all the paperwork we had to go through to get her in. The Lord really helped with all of this.
During English camp we had one of the groups of campers come up and grab bibles by themselves out of a box and start
reading through them. These are kids that have never heard the gospel before. The Lord was working so strongly during
My sister Tami and brother -in-law Alex are hear to visit and serve at the camp. It is such a blessing to see Alex and her
again. We love them so much and it is Alex's first time visiting Spain. I think he likes it
Sylvia and I praise the Lord almost daily for all of you fighting the battle in different parts of the world. Thanks so much for
your prayers and support and we praise the Lord for such an amazing support family.
Pray for Shania as she will be starting school this September here in Spain. We got denied entrance to the school right next
to us and she was placed in one that is a good distance away which makes it hard to juggle schedules but it is the Lords will
and we will see the neat plan He has for her at this School.
Pray for my trip to the States the end of this year. We are still raising support and so will be visiting a lot of churches and
people as well as catching up with some of you in person. I can't wait
Pray for the Camps at L'Arcada. This summer many kids will have a week to hear about what Jesus did for them. Pray that
the Holy Spirit will work and break through walls and Pray that the Enemy will be bound and not be able to keep them from
hearing a clear presentation of the Gospel. We are in a Spiritual Battle! Ephesians 6:10-13
For his Glory alone
Jeremy & Sylvia Frank
|Posted by jerysylf on April 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Sylvia and I are very excited to announce that the Lord has provided a cheap rental for us to move into. As you know by our letters we have been living in my parents basement since we moved here in may 2011 while we looked around for a place of our own. Because we are still at only 53% of our needed support it was hard to find something else but as always the Lord provides for us and he has done that. We found an apartment that was built back during the 92 Olympics held in Spain. Actually we even when doing some repairs in the house found an old coke can with the 92 Olympics logo on it further proving the dating of our apartment hehe. We are so happy to have a place we can call our own. We have added our new address below and have been finishing our move in the last couple of weeks. Thanks so much for those of you who have been praying about this with us. We wanted to give you the exciting news The other good side of this is that it is right by where we are hoping will be Shania's school!
The new address is:
Passeig de la Generalitat nº19 p1-p2
17820 Banyoles (Girona)
The other reason we are writing is that we have been getting a lot of returned emails when we send out our newsletters. This is normal since we started almost 6 years ago to send out our updates and we are sure some emails have changed or we may have some spelled wrong. So we are trying to update the info we have. Below is a link to a form asking for updated info. If you could spare a few moments to fill this out for us so we can make sure we have current information for you it would help us a ton. It is just a few questions. Thanks in advance so much.
Update your info Here: http://eepurl.com/kbx4f
Thanks so much for everything you do for us. Keep praying for the Lords ministry in Spain whenever you think about it. We do not know when the Lord will return and we want to see this country be joyful at his return because they await eternal life with and not separation from our Lord.
|Posted by jerysylf on December 10, 2011 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Sylvia, Shania, and I hope you are having and will be having a great time with family during these special times as we remember what our God did for us by sending His Son to earth. That our Creator would choose to walk amongst us fully man and fully God is amazing. Remembering the day He was born is so important to us, and sharing it with your family is special.
We are doing great already months into gearing up and preparing/planning for the next summer as well as different discipleship retreats we have going on during the year. It was an amazing summer with 60+ kids coming to know our Lord, which is huge for Spain, as well as over 1,000 kids, youth, and parents able to hear the Gospel and have a seed planted. The impact is overwhelming as we see kids learn who Jesus is for the first time in a country that used to be Catholic and having staff grow a ton in the Lord during their time serving the kids at the camp. Some of you have been over here and seen this happen with your own eyes and it is all God as He works in the hearts of so many. We get the privilege of watching it happen and being able to share it with you so you know that your support and prayers are working on people in Spain. Thanks for being missionaries with us to this needed country.
One of the things we are enjoying at this stage in life is making traditions that are special to us during Christmas and the fact that I am from the US and Sylvia is from Spain creates a neat mixture of different cultural Christmas traditions that we will be making ours over the years to come.
We just had the amazing privilege to attend my younger sister Tamie’s wedding to Alex Casuso and it was a really special experience even though I had a stomach virus the whole day. We are so happy for them and we have now, all married, freed our parents! We were also able to go to 3 missions conferences; at Wheaton Bible Church in IL, Global Outreach Conference in MS, and FC3 in NC as well as visit lots of people and churches in MI, NC and SC. Some places we only had a couple, of days and rushed around seeing as many as we could. I am sorry if we missed you. Hopefully, next time we will have more time in the different areas.
Sylvia and I wish you a very Merry Christmas remembering our Savior and a Happy New Year to serve Him even better as we grow in Him. We have included our new prayer card that Sylvia has designed so you have something to remember us by. Below are some praises and prayers.
We survived the first summer in Spain at L’Arcada as full time staff. It was a great experience and we really got to see a lot of the inner workings of L’Arcada. We also saw a passion for ministry that was really exciting and encouraging.
60+ kids and youth came to know the Lord this summer which is huge for Spain and we are very excited to see what the Lord does in their lives over the next years.
Over 1,000 kids, youth, and families heard the Gospel message this summer, and were impacted in different ways. Even many of the youth that came this summer as staff made Lordship decisions.
Please pray that Sylvia and I will continue to work on ourselves to have a servant heart in the ministry. The enemy constantly attacks using pride and old nature, so pray the Lord keeps working in our lives and humility.
Continue to pray for our monthly support. We have seen the Lord connect us to many that joined us in this and we keep seeing it go up, but we are still at 53%. Continue to pray that the Lord will provide so we can continue to do ministry in Spain.
Please pray for us as we look for a rental home in Spain. Currently, due to our support, we are living with my parents but need to start looking for something for ourselves. As support goes up we will be able to afford to do that. Pray that the Lord will help us find a good deal on a rental.
Continue to keep in prayer the sale of our house in the US. We know the Lord is in control of all things and so we are at peace with the situation however we do need to sell this home to be able to be fully here and the housing market is constantly working against us. Maybe a church would like a missionary home in SC or someone is looking to move there. Pray the Lord will open doors for us in this area.
For His Glory alone,
Jeremy, Sylvia, & Shania
|Posted by jerysylf on October 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends and Family,
We are still alive! I know it has been a while since we sent out an update but for a good reason. We have been heavily involved in the ministry of L’Arcada here in Spain. As you remember we moved to Spain mid May and started right away to get involved in different things that where going on. As most of you know Summer is our busiest time of the year and there is so much going on. Let us give you an overview of how the summer went so you can see how the Lord is working over here in Spain.
We started out with the English camp that my Brother – in – Law and Sister Christian and Tafie came over to Direct and it was so neat to see so many people come to improve engilsh and at the same time learn more about the Lord. Sylvia and I helped here and there running different activities and Sylvia was very involved in designing everything from T-shirts, stickers, postcards, brochures, etc etc. Then Basketball camp hit which I did not get to be at much because I was helping Jordi, our program Director, finish programming the next camp which was our Native American camp.
This summer I had the priviledge of codirecting the Native American camp which is 4 weeks long including the staff training week. I moved out to camp for a month and was able to learn a lot about what Jordi had done all these years with the camp. It is amazing how much work he puts into this camp. For those of you that don’t know the Native American camps are our oldest camps. This camp was the first one that we did when the Lord opened L’Arcada back in 1991. It was a great experience and we where beat after getting done. Sylvia was a champ taking care of Shania most of that time alone and if you know Shania she does not know what lack of energy means. Sylvia also helped with the camp store and a lot of other graphic design projects that are constantly needing to get done. We saw 14 kids in this camp make a personal decision for Chirst. We also got to see staff and Christian campers make Lordship decisions and grow deeper in Him.
Folowing that was Family camp which was special to see how families grow closer together when Christ is at the center. We love having the privilege to share with families what the Bible says about marriage and parenting. Adventure camps came after that and we saw teenagers come to camp and do all sorts of crazy activities while the staff at camp got a whole week to share the gospel with them. I remember a councilor coming to me all excited because her camper had just come to know the Lord but worried because the girl had told her she wished she could have a bible and the councilor did not know where any where. We where able to pull out some that we have to give away and encouraged her to put some of her favorite verses in the back for the girl to be able to read at home. Another councilor said that her girls would ask her to read her bible when there was free time. WOW instead of going out to play these girls that do not know the Lord wanted to see what was it that was in this book that was so interesting and special to their councilor. It is not over yet though. We just finished hosting a Group that cameall the way down from Germany bringing 70 teenagers with them. After that L’Arcada had a camp for adults 20+ and other things follow. What a full summer.
On behalf of Sylvia and I and the rest of the full time staff of L’Arcada we want to give all of you a huge hug of thanks. Thanks for your financial support that keeps us over here in the ministry and keeps the camp going and things getting fixed and built. Thanks for your Prayers. Again this summer I have seen many different things that the enemy has done to stop the camp and to discourage both us as fulltime staff as well as the these great volunteers that give their summer serving and sharing at camp. It is your prayers that help us get past that and the Lords doing amazing things through them. Thanks so much for activily taking part in reaching Spain for our Savior. We pray the Lord Blesses as he constantly does for all of us. Let usshare some prayer requests we have as we move on into the rest of the year in this special ministry.
1) Pray for the Kids that have left and will be leaving the camp. Both for the ones that have come to know our Lord as well as those that are not sure yet or flat out have said no. That the new believers may continue to grow with both our help and others the Lord places around them. That the spirit continues to work in those that have not made the decision yet. Let it not stop at yes but follow with discipleship, growth, and multiplication.
2) Pray for us as we try to balance being parents to a energetic 2 year old that we love to death with a ministry that could use 100% of both of our time. This summer was hard juggling both. Pray the Lord will give us patience and wisdom.
3) Pray for our new jobs. Sylvia is in charge of the graphic design area and I am in charge of New Technologies (website, media, computers, etc) and am the assistant to the Director of Programing (Jordi). It is a lot of work for both of us so pray that we slip in to our roles well and be able to be of a huge help to the rest of the team.
4) Pray for Positive attitudes! Sylvia mentioned I was being negative the other day about a few things and she was right as she normally is :). It is amazing when tired and stressed how the enemy comes in and tries to divide. Pray that we focus on Jesus where true Joy comes from and look through his eyes at our own lives so that we are constantly growing.
5) Pray for me as I pray about mentoring & discipeling a young man that came to serve as a volunteer this summer. I see a lot of me in him and spent a lot of time sharing and listening to him as well as encouraging him to get into the word this summer. I have never discipled anyone so it will be a learning experience for me also. That the Lord would guide me and use me for His purpose in this.
6) Please Pray for a car to use on the trip we are taking starting October 3rd. We will need a car to travel with for the month and a half that we are traveling in the States (till the 20th of November) and we have not been able to find one yet.
7) Finally continue to pray for the rest of our financial support. We are now at about 51% which a lot of you are helping with and it is a blessing but be praying that the Lord will continue to bring in what we need to keep us over here and in the Ministry.
|Posted by jerysylf on June 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends and Family,
HOLA! We wanted to get out another newsletter to let you know all the Lord is doing as we get settled in Spain and start serving at L’Arcada. We are so busy these days with paperwork (one of my favorite things to do) andother things that we have not had much time to sit down and do any updates. Our container got here Sunday and is going to be delivered tomorrow. However when we got here we found out we had to do a lot of paperwork we were not awareof to get it through customs. We have been working on that and the Lord has been helping every step of the way to get this accomplished. Please be praying that all that works well.
We are also working on getting Shania legal here. She is a US citizen so we have to go through the process to get her set up. More paperwork! We already have our bank account and phone set up which is a blessing. As we had mentioned earlier since we are at 50% of our needed monthly support, we are going to be staying in our parent’s basement for a while until we are able to raise what we need to find something for ourselves. This is yet another blessing. It was not fixed up at all. In fact it was all just brick and cement floors since it was never finished and so we have been painting and fixing it up a bit so we can stay there.
On the ministry end. I will be helping our Program Director Jordi that a few of you know as a co director for Indian Camps this year. We have already had a few planning and programming meetings and am learning a lot. Jordi has been with L’Arcada since it started back in 1991 and has a wealth of knowledge. I am also starting to take over the technical side of things like the website and other things like that. Sylvia hit the ground running taking over the Design side ofthings. She has been going back and for the with T-shirt companies here for the volunteer and team shirts thisyear. Shania is doing well and basking in the attention of both sets of Grandparents. She loves the camp though we are not sure if 763ish acres are enough to contain her.
Camps start this weekend. Please pray for safety, strength and that the Lord will really touch many lost souls this summer. Thanks so much for all your prayers during this time. It has been a tiring process however we are so glad to be here finally and digging in. Thanks also to all ofyou that support us financially. We areso blessed in how the Lord has provided through you and thank Him so much for you also. It is always amazing to see how the Lord works and how it all points to Him and for His glory. When we try to do things to lift ourselves upwe are actually working against the current of a powerful river. We will keep you updated as much as we can. During the summer months we have tobe out at the camp a lot and there is no internet up there. However we will be in town here and there tosend out updates.
Here are some Prayers and Praises.
The Lord stepped in as he always does and helped all thepaperwork for the container and customs go through without a hitch.
Our car died yesterday but the Mechanic in town was able tocome to the house and check it out and it was all fixed within hours. What a blessing.
The basement where we are staying is almost all fixed upjust in time for the container arriving tomorrow.
There is a lot of work to do for camps later in the summerand so we are running full time with that and still getting installed. Please Pray that the Lord will really workthrough us in all we do.
Pray for strength for my sister and brother in law Tafie andChristian as they arrive tomorrow to direct the English camp.
Above all Pray for the youth coming to the camp. May the Lord keep the enemy away from theirhearts and that the spirit may have free reign to touch each child so that theymay hear and come to know the true Jesus.
|Posted by jerysylf on May 20, 2011 at 5:11 PM||comments (1)|
Dear Friendsand Family,
It’s so nice that you will get this letter soon after we write it. I remember growing up before the internet when letters would take a few weeks to get overseas and my parents remember when it would take a Month and a half especially sending stuff around Christmas. It is a great age where our Lord is using technology that, lets be honest, He invented, to connect us more. It is a huge opportunity to reach all over the world with the gospel. It connectsus in the field in Spain with you in the field in the States or around the world to encourage each to keep going where the Lord has us to spread the word.
Well we are finally here in Spain everyone! We are so excited as we get settled and see family and friends again in the area. It has been a crazy ride getting over here but all your prayers have been a blessing as we got everything ready. We also had an amazing turn out when loading up the container that made everything go so smoothly. We have taken two weeks to get all the paperwork that comes with settling into a new country, filled out and turned in. I have to start studying for my drivers license over here. Please pray for this because it costs around $1500 to take the tests and you get two attempts before you have to pay again. So I have to really study hard. It is so expensive to get a car and license over in Spain that most people do not own a car until they are out of college and have a full time job. We are starting to get over Jet lag now and feel more aware of our surroundings.
Sylvia and I can’t thank you enough for your faithful support both prayer and financial over the time we where fundraising. We are now in the field and though we are only at 50% of our needed monthly support the Lord is providing in different ways. My parents have a small basement area we will be living in until our monthly support grows more. We are excited to start in the ministry over here and see the Lord us and you all over there as a team to reach more Spanish for the Lord. If the Lord is leading you to support us in the ministry over here in Spain our most urgent need is monthly support commitments in the amount of whatever the Lord leads. To get set up for this go to our webpage and click the Donations button or go directly to: www.jerysylf.com/donations
Here are some important Prayer and Praiserequests for these next few months.
We are in Spain! This is a huge blessing and the Lord got us here smoothly. Shania even slept almost 4 hours in the plane.
Praise Him for all the People that came and helped load our container. That was a blessing
Praise Him for providing a home through CBC up in NC for us to stay in the last two weeks in the states since all our furniture was on a boat to Spain.
Praise Him for our support going up from 43% to 50% in the last couple months. We are getting there at His perfect pace.
We Praise Him for all of you that stepping forward with us financially and in Prayer to see Spain change from one of the countries in the world with the least amount of believers in it to one that is full of people that love our Lord. Something only our God can do for without Him we do nothing.
Pray for us as we get all our paperwork and processes done and set up for living in Spain. I am relearning and in most cases learning everything from scratch on how it works over in Spain for Finances, residency, etc. Also for me testing for my drivers license. The tests are very hard and as I mentioned before are expensive.
Pray for our household stuff to get here safely and that there is no hold up at the Barcelona port which will cost us daily and can get very expensive.
Pray with us for all the kids, youth, and families coming to Camp this summer. That the Lord would bind the enemy so that the spirit may work in many lives and many souls be reached for His Glory.
Pray for the Staff both full time and volunteers that will be at the camp. May the Lord grow us all closer to Him and give us the strength to push forward and do our best for the nonbelievers coming to camp so they have a great time.
Here are some pictures for you all.
Top Left: Hanging out our clothes to dry at Sylvia's Parents house
Top Right: Shania Fine Dining on a Plane for her size its like first class
Middle Left: Shania watching as we land in Spain. We where going over the water and so she was saying boat and agua (water in spanish) the whole time hehe
Middle Right: We lucked out on the long flight and there was two empty seats on left so I set up a tent type structure so she could sleep....She slept for 4 hours!!!! YAY!!!
Middle Left Again: Shania having her first loaf of Spanish bread .... mmmmm
The Other two pictures: Jeremy cutting and eating ( Might have eaten most of what he cut) Cured ham right off the leg of the pig. This stuff is GOOD!! Gave Shania a piece and she kept saying "more" over and over.
|Posted by jerysylf on March 9, 2011 at 5:51 PM||comments (0)|
Dear friends and family,
This Friday I am off to Colorado. I will be there from Saturday 12th until Thursday 17th when I fly back to SC. I will be away from my family almost a week so please be praying for their safety and all while I am gone. I will be in Colorado Springs area while there. If you live near there and would like to see me while I am in the area definitely shoot me and email and we can set up a time to meet. I would like to see you all if possible. Keep praying that the Lord would open up more doors for me to share the ministry in L'Arcada while there and that the Lord would touch more hearts to Join us in monthly support and prayer.
Thanks again for all of you that have prayed and supported us faithfully during this time. Thanks so much for all the gifts that came in helping with various ministry expenses. It was an answer to prayer.
|Posted by jerysylf on March 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Friends and Family,
We hope this update finds you all wellin our Lord giving him the glory for all things. We have an amazing God that cares enough forus to test us in different ways so that we may grow in Him. Sylvia and I get tested a lot. Sometimes we pass and grow and sometimes wedo not and need to get back up in humility and learn what we did wrong so thatwe do not fall again. Both are learningexperiences that help us learn to beat down our pride so that it does not blockour view of God. So that it does not getin the way of praising and glorifying Him. It is no wonder the bible talks so much about humility. 1 Peter 5:5-7. We encourage you all in this endeavor. May the Lord continue to help us all in thisarea. Pray for us as Sylvia and I(this is what I struggle with the most hehe J) grow more in this area.
As you might have guessed by thetitle: WE HAVEOUR TICKETS to SPAIN!!!!. Firstof all we would like to send a huge thank you to so many of you that sent ingifts to help us with this as well as joined us in prayer. With Shania growing up she had to pay fullprice. We were a little worried about the cost of this however the Lordprovided as he does so well Jand using you through prayer and gifts we were able to afford the tickets. This was a blessing to us all. So we will be making our move to Spain inMay. We are taking a step of faith as wedo not yet have our monthly support fully raised. However we know the Lord is leading us tothis ministry and we know how much darkness there is in Spain. We also know that our time on earth is shortand we need to do all we can to reach those who do not know Him.
We are now working on a few trips oneto Colorado that I will be leaving for on the 12 of March.
The trip to Texas was a blessing andwent really well. Continue to pray forchurches that want to hear about the ministry and need in Spain. We are also researching container companiesto ship our household over to Spain. Though the container is expensive it comes out a lot cheaper than tryingto buy furniture over there.
We are still trying to sell ourhome. We have had a few people expressinterest and one visit but no bites yet. It is a struggle with the market the way it is in our area. But we trust the Lord that if he wants itsold it will get sold. I will say onething. Trying to keep a house staged andclean with a 19 month old firecracker running around is almost a job forsupermanJ. Toys tend to appear out of thin air and allover the place.
Thanks again for all yourencouragement and support whether financial or through faithful prayer. We could not keep going on without you. Below are some prayer requests that areheavy on our hearts as well as some praises thanking the Lord for His provisionand love.
-Thanks to the gifts sent in we wereable to purchase the tickets to Spain.
-Our website is back up after a weirdissue with another company grabbing our domain which knocked us offline.
-We were able to turn in the MasterPlan in Spain to start the process of getting approval to build winterizedfacilities at the camp. This is a bigand long process. Pray for the Lord towatch over it.
-Continue to pray for our monthlysupport as we try to Share as much as we can before we leave to Spain. Pray that many will want to hear about whatthe Lord is doing there.
-Pray for us as we trust the Lord inthis whole move. It is hard to organizeeverything and get everything done as well as continue doing trips and meetingwith different people about the ministry. Pray that we would lean on Him and have peace that He is in control ofall things.
-Pray the Lord would continue workingon our hearts. That we may continuallyhave an attitude of service and humility. That we may be able to jump in and do whatever it takes to reach Spainfor Christ.
|Posted by jerysylf on February 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM||comments (0)|
Thanks so much for your prayers concerning my trip to Texas. It went very well and I was able to meet with a lot of great people at Rio Grande Bible institute as well as with a couple churches in the area. It was a good trip and the Lord really protected me with the flights and all. Thanks a lot.
I am currently planning a trip to Colorado. I will be in the Colorodo Springs area for about a week. I arrive on the 12th of March and depending on what deals on flights I can find I will be leaving either the 17th or 18th. I have a few things I am putting together but if anyone has anyone or any churches they know in or around that area that you think would be interested in hearing about L'Arcada and Spain let me know as soon as possible so we can try to set something up while I am there. Any help meeting new people would help since we are still short on our monthly support. We are trying to do as much as possible before we leave in May to Spain.
Thanks so much for you prayers and support. Let us know if there is anything Sylvia and I can pray for.....and Shania also...she says Amen In fact she always reminds us to pray by saying amen when we sit down holding her hands out hehe.
For His Glory,