Jack & Joy Loveday

Baptist Missionaries serving in Madrid, Spain

Dec 2020/ Jan 2021 Prayer Letter

Dec. & Jan. 2021

Dear Pastor and Church family,

We trust your new year has gotten off to a good start. With grateful hearts to the Lord, here is a short summary of the highlights from the months of November and December. November: Teen meeting, Ladies’ meeting and Men’s breakfast – with good attendance and in person! All our services in November were such an encouragement. After the services, people didn’t want to go home and stayed extra long to enjoy the fellowship.

December: We had a new visitor from Perú, Leyla, join us for our special ladies Christmas meeting. The teens met at church the day after Christmas and enjoyed good food and fellowship. Our Christmas program (which we prepared by faith), was amazing!! We had 4 visitors (in person) and on Zoom a sister church in a nearby city, and some 12 other people from Spain and other countries, many of whom are unsaved. Because of the limitation of number of people allowed at church, we invited only a few. The children and the adult choir did an awesome job presenting the birth of our Savior which was videotaped and then sent to unsaved family and friends.

On a personal note, I (Jack), began the year with 2 visits to the ER. The first one with a wrong diagnosis, but the 2nd one nailed it! I had 2 gall stones stuck in the biliary tract causing a rather bad infection. I was admitted to the hospital on January 7th and stayed there for 6 days, right when the 3 day snowstorm hit Madrid, paralyzing everything. Once home, I was given a strong oral antibiotic, which kept me down and very sick for 10 more days. But after last week’s visit, dr. pulled me off the antibiotic and sure enough, in about 48 hours I began to feel more normal. My strength and energy are returning slowly. Now asking the Lord for a good recovery during the next 2 months, before gall bladder removal in March.

Our church neighborhood has been confined, so people that live outside the neighborhood cannot attend. Between the confinement from the historic snowstorm, and being down myself, we had to revert to Zoom meetings in January. But praise the Lord, yesterday (Jan. 24th), we were able to be back in church and had services on Zoom as well for those who couldn’t attend.It is impossible for us to know each of your situations during these difficult days, but we pray that you will continue to lean on HIM for HE is faithful!

So many souls need to hear the good news of salvation in Christ alone. Pray for the Lord to send more laborers to Spain. Your prayers for us and for the church in Madrid are making a difference.

Thank you!

Jack and Joy Loveday

Field Address: Apartado 2.488 • 28080 Madrid, Spain • e-mail address: loveday.spain@gmail.com • www.iglesiabautistavr.com • http://www.mccbautista.com

Virtual camps – Summer 2020

We would encourage each of you to take a moment to read our newsletter about our summer camp ministry at Mount Calvary Baptist Camp.

If you’d like to see videos and many, many pictures of the summer camps, you can check that out at our camp website on the top horitzonal bar under “FOTOS”, or on the side bar under “VIDEOS” at:


Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support that allow us to be a part of this blessed ministry that serves the Baptist churches in Spain. Although it was very strange to be doing virtual camps on Zoom, our prayer is that this summer we will be able to hold normal camps.

In Him,
Jack and Joy Loveday
Madrid, Spain

What in the world does our Missions Office do?

Standing beside and behind the BBFI missionaries are a group of people who serve the Lord and serve us at the Missions Office.

We encourage you to take some time and read about all the different facets of their work and how it benefits us personally as well as all the different works around the world. Just click on the link below Global2018.

If you don’t support the Missions office monthly (we do!), pray about the possibility of joining their effort to make the missionaries’ lives and ministries more effective as we reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


Interesting Facts about Spain

Amazing facts about SPAIN (in spite of the current crisis):
*Taken principally from “Una gran nación con capacidad de liderazgo” in La Razón, Aug. 8, 2012, pp. 14-15 (.pdf attached).

Per capita, Spain has the highest consumption of cocaine & marijuana in the world http://www.businessinsider.com/countries-most-cocaine-users-2012-6
Spain is the single country in the world with the most AVE kilometers of rail-lines–220 kms./hr. (High-Speed Train lines)
Seven of every ten young people 20-30 yrs. still, live at home with their parents.
The greatest amount of solar energy derived from solar installations in the world comes from Spain.
Spain is the largest producer and exporter of table olives in the world; the greatest producer of piñon nuts; the greatest exporter of citric fruits; the second greatest producer of artichokes; and the highest producer in Europe of all kinds of fruit.
Currently, Spain has the highest unemployment in Europe, 26%.
30% of all the grape vineyards in the European Union are in Spain, representing 13.8% of all the land dedicated to wine culture in the world.
Spain is the second greatest exporter of wine in the world, behind Italy; is the 1st highest producer of honey and is the 1st highest producer in Europe of fish from hatcheries.
More than 459 million people in the world speak Spanish; there are 18 million registered students of Spanish; 81 million web pages in Spanish
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, per number of speakers, and is the 2nd language of international communication
40.5 million people speak Spanish in countries where it is NOT the official language.
Spain is the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world and has the third-largest number of hotel rooms.
Spain leads Europe in the amount of water recovered from desalination plants.
Spain is the 2nd highest manufacturer of vehicles in Europe; is the first in Europe for the installed capacity for the production of stainless-steel.
Telefonica is the the first integrated-European telephone operation in Europe, and the first in the world for the number of customers.
The second-largest telescope in the world is in Spain (in La Palma, Canarias).
Spain holds first place in Europe and the third in the world in agro-biotechnology; and is fifth in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Three of every five airline flights in the world are controlled by Spanish-designed systems of air navigation.
The electronic DNI (National Identity Document) and electronic passport are pioneer efforts in personal electronic identification
Seven of the ten largest companies in the world in the administration of infrastructures are Spanish.
The third wealthiest man in the world is a Spaniard (Amancio Ortega), after Bill Gates; and is worth 47 billion dollars; who increased his wealth by 32% in the last year. Spanish – http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2012/08/07/economia/1344304904.html, English – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/amancio-ortega-third-richest-man_n_1756048.html
A total of 100% of Spaniards and residents of Spain are sinners and without hope of Heaven, without Christ (Rom. 3:23; 6:23).
Spain is the least evangelized Spanish-Speaking country in the world.

Resurrection Sunday in quarantine – April 2020

This past Easter Sunday was a first for all of us around the world as we celebrated the resurrection of our Saviour online! We truly thank the Lord for the technology that has allowed us to stay connected with the church family as well as celebrate our weekly services.

On Easter Sunday, some of our Sunday school children who thankfully live in a house with a yard, presented their easter skit. It is in Spanish, but we are so proud of them for making the effort to present this to us.

“Holy” week in Spain

Today is “holy” Friday in Spain, and many faithful Catholics will go participate in the carrying of their favorite idol of Jesus or of Mary. 

Our hearts are always saddened as we see how this religion has enslaved the hearts and minds of so many.  Because it is raining and dangerous for those carrying the idol, many will not be able to take their saints out for the walk around the city. 

Please continue to pray for Spain, that many souls would have their eyes opened to the truth that Jesus lives on this Easter Sunday. 

“Let’s go places”

When Jack and I arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 5th, 2017 to begin our furlough, we saw an ad on TV with the slogan “Let’s go places”.  We had just decided that our old motto, “on the road again” was outdated, so we chose this catchy phrase as we began our travels.

Once out on the highways to visit our churches, we have experienced some nervous and tense moments as we continually have to be watchful to adjust our speed. Sometimes we can travel at 65, or 70 or even 75 miles per hour (depending on what State we are passing through).  When we are on secondary roads or in a place of road construction, the variations are many in how fast or how slow we need to go. The constant adjustment to the speed limit can be exasperating, but certainly keeps us both alert!

This is very similar to our lives as we must constantly adjust to troubles, difficult situations outside of our control, or trials that come our way.  What a blessing to know that our Heavenly Father by way of His Spirit is constantly guiding us through each change of speed that comes into our lives.  Through His word, He encourages and guides us so that we need not fear nor get tense trying to adjust. Sometimes we have to speed up and sometimes it seems we are just crawling along, but we can trust Him who ever cares for us. His peace can be our constant companion as we adjust our speed.  Yes, “let’s go places” in our daily lives and in our spiritual walk with the sure knowledge that no matter what the “speed”, He is in control and we can rest in His love!

MCCB – Camp time – 40th Anniversary

In the month of July 2017, we will begin our first week of the summer camps at Mount Calvary Baptist Youth Camp. This summer is going to be pretty special as we celebrate our 40th summer!
We’ve had many setbacks due to the weather as well as many changes, which have not allowed us to get as many projects done as we had planned.  Back in January, we had decided to finish putting tile floors in the remaining cabins, but only one side of one cabin has been done. This is in part due to something good as Spain’s economy seems to be bouncing back and people are finding jobs! As the men in our churches get jobs, their time to go and work at the camp property is no more, and therefore we have fewer pairs of hands to do the work. With God’s help, we will have all things ready by the first week of July.
Please join us in praying for the camp ministry and for the many campers that will come this summer. Pray for salvation as well as for growth and encouragement in the lives of those who will come.
Jack and Joy Loveday

The Blessing of Longevity

One of the blessings of being in a ministry/church for many years, are the children that grow up in the church. God has allowed me the privilege of being Roger and Leti’s pastor for many years. Joy has taught them both piano for over 10 years and she has also been their Sunday school teacher. We have seen them come to Christ, be baptized, and begin to serve several years ago in different areas in the church ministry. They both graduated with good grades this month and will both be going on to college.

Roger and his family are from Ecuador, so they will return there in July and he will study there. Leti and her family are from Perú, but they are staying in Madrid, and she will at attending the university here.


Graduations in Spain are not a big deal…certainly nothing compared to what we do in the U.S. So we decided today to honor our 2 graduates for completing their course well, and for staying faithful to the Lord in the process.  Thank you for your prayers which allow us to be missionaries in Spain for a LONG time, and these 2 precious lives are fruit to your account. We pray they will go on and serve the Lord faithfully in the years to come!