Dear Pastor and Church family and praying friends,
35 year Church Anniversary.
Our hearts are full of thanksgiving to the Lord for allowing the Iglesia Bautista Bíblica de Villa Rosa to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Bro. John and Rhonda Reilly (pastor of Beacon Baptist Church in Taylor, MI) were our special guest for this celebration. They were such a blessing to our people and an encouragement to us personally. On Saturday we held a teen meeting with 5 other churches in the area and had 57 in attendance and bro. John preached a great sermon. One of the highlights of the meeting was when we all paired off and had a time of prayer for the people of Ukraine.On Sunday Bro. John again preached in the morning and evening services, and we were able to have a meal together for lunch. We rejoiced to see all that God has done in the past, and are excited to see His work continue as we look forward.
Praise the Lord for what He is doing in the church’s neighborhood as well as through the church members and their individual witness. Marcos (one of our men) was able to lead Sergio to the Lord at the factory where they work. Although he lives almost 2 hours away, Marcos has already connected him to a Baptist church in his city. Please pray that God would bless our witness as we share the Gospel and allow us to see souls saved.
Ukraine help. During the month of March, retired missionary and dear friend, Larry Malone, contacted us to see if we could be a channel of help to the Ukrainians arriving in Spain for relocation. Most of the Baptist churches we’ve been in contact with are reaching out and helping in their own cities. God has blessed and we have been able to put a family in touch with a Baptist Church near Valencia (on the coast). Please pray that as the funds come in, we will be able to help more families as there are now over 31,000 Ukrainian citizens that have arrived in Spain as they flee from the war.
Our men’s breakfast and ladies Bible study are going well. We’ve had several new visitors during February and March. Summer camps are 3 months away, so we’ve begun to distribute the work and make preparations for the 5 weeks of summer camps.Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support for us and the work in Madrid. We are so blessed that you are a part of the ministry.
Jack and Joy Loveday