Monday, March 9, 2009

Speaking at Church

Yesterday was such a blessing for our ministry and motivation. We had the opportunity to share at both services of our church in Oroville. Despite the change in time (which had us exhausted) there was a great turnout to the early service and a good one to the later service. It was great to be able to share with our home congregation who we are, what God has called us to and how they could partner. It was an honor to be able to share what God was doing with Free Methodists in Spain.

Most people seemed staggered by the statistics about faith in Spain. As is popularly believed, Spain is a Catholic nation, so very rooted in faith. What is staggering is that less than 20% of Catholics are faithful attenders. The Protestant church is about 0.4% of the entire population in the country, and atheism is on the rise. The fact that Spain is part of the 10/40 window is not common knowledge, nor the fact that it is one of the countries where the Gospel is shared the least in the world and the least in the Latin world.

Part of our heart for Spain is to see faith on the rise, this is the general hope for any missionary. We are excited that many from our home church will be praying for us and joining us on this mission to witness Jesus Christ.

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