Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Next Steps

On the path to Spain

Next Steps

In January when we said YES to God's call for us to envision life and ministry in Spain with the goal of being there by summer 2016, we knew that a journey would be involved, both physically and emotionally. What we didn't completely realize was the physical journey that would need to happen this year. Our first step was to investigate potential ministry partners. As we walked through this process during the spring, one ministry in particular emerged.

In May, our potential Spanish ministry partner invited us to come to their annual conference this September. This visit will allow us to get to know one another's DNA, to fellowship, and explore how our programs might support each other before making a final commitment to work together. We are very excited about this opportunity.

Then, this past month the United World Mission leadership suggested that we go to the UWM Europe regional conference in Slovenia this August, as it only happens every 3 years. By attending the conference we will get to know our fellow UWM missionaries, their missional ethos, and how our program in Spain will benefit UWM’s work throughout the region. Spain is a new field for UWM, therefore it is even more important that we have the opportunity to connect with how God is working in and through our organization as a whole on the European continent.

Would you join  us as we continue this journey towards Spain? We believe these two trips will be critical in helping to bring definition to the calling God has given us. That said, we need to raise $10,000 in one time gifts by August. Approximately $7500 will be needed for airfare and another $2500 for conference and travel-related costs between the two trips.

Would you be willing to help in this special project as we lay the foundations to launch Avance in Spain? If you would like to give you can click on this link to give online. Simply choose "missionary" from the designation drop down menu. A second drop down menu will appear and you can choose our name: Kevin & Leah Book-Satterlee. |f you would like to give by check you can make it out to United World Mission and include a separate note with our names and donor number: #27606. Checks can be mailed to: 
United World Mission
PO Box 602002
Charlotte, NC 28260-2002

Thank you!

The Book-Satterlees