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Hello, Each week at Lifeway Baptist Church in Cranberry Township, PA. We present and pray for a country of the week. This week our country is Spain and I wanted to send a note of encouragement to you. Be strong in the Lord and know that we are praying for you. Just like Spain, Cranberry Township is predominantly Roman Catholic so the message can sometimes be difficult. Nevertheless, we appreciate your faithfulness and trust God to give the increase. May you be strong in Jesus Christ as you strive to spread the Gospel.
Hi Bro. Mike,
Thank you so much for your kind words and specially for praying for the work God has called us to in Madrid, Spain. If you’d like to see our church’s website (in Spanish) you can visit it at http://www.iglesiabautistavr.com.
We are heading back to the U.S. on furlough in Sept. of this year. Please pray with us that God would provide us with men who can help with the work in our absence), and also give us many opportunities to present the need in Spain while we are Stateside. God bless you, Jack and Joy Loveday
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Loveland,
My name is Emma Stout. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am 11 years old and I am in 6th grade at Liberty University Online Academy. In Spanish we are learning about how to speak Spanish and we are also learning about Spain. Spain is such a beautiful country. I have a few questions for you to answer. What is being a missionary like in Spain? The next question is have you ever been to the Tomatina Festival? If so what is it like? How old were you guys when you became missionary’s? The last question is what are all the places you were a missionary in? Do you guys need anything or any prayer request? I will be happy to pray for you guys.
Thank you so much for your kind post! How exciting that you are studying about Spain.
Here are some answers to your questions:
Being a missionary is awesome…you get to serve the Lord and share the good news of the Gospel with people who can choose to believe and be saved.
Spain is a modern country, so we can get just about anything we need. We have almost all the fast-food places (except Arby’s, which Bro. Jack would like to have!!!) We also have modern stores…just recently they opened a Costco near Madrid, and it is almost like shopping in the U.S. but with mainly spanish products.
We haven’t been to the Tomatina festival..but have seen it on tv. In the summer we sometimes get to see the running of the bulls, but it is during the time we are at our camp with the teens, so we don’t always get to see it.
When Bro. Jack and I became missionaries we were 24 (him) and 23 (me) years old. I surrendered to be a missionary at a missions conf. when I was 16 years old and then went to Bible college to learn and prepare myself. I met Bro. Jack at Bible College…isn’t it great to know that God has a plan for our lives if we are willing to obey and follow Him?
We have been missionaries in Spain (Madrid) since 1982, when we arrived in Madrid. We haven´t been anywhere else, but when I was growing up, my parents were missionaries in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I lived till I was 11 years old.
Bro. Jack had a heart attack on May 24th and bypass surgery on the 25th, so he is recovering and he would like for you to pray for him so that he can walk every day and eat healthy like the Dr. has told him to…it isn’t easy because he loves candy : )
I’m a piano teacher and am teaching 5 students from our church. Please pray for them: Diego, Alex, Lucía, Marco and Aarón that they will work hard and practice, as well as study hard at school so that they can be a good testimony for the Lord.
Thank you for praying for us, and if you need to practice your spanish, you can check out the church’s website…lots to hear there and see in the video section.
God bless you,
Mrs. Joy : )
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