After this year’s Westpoint Guy and I went on holiday to Southern Spain. This was a first for us and we were amazed by the heat and the landscape - all cacti, dry rocks, scorpions and barren vistas. We were located very close to Huércal -Overa a small, conservative Spanish town in the South of the country.
Due to the recommendation of Andy and Donna Walker who are leading a small church, we were determined to see all that we could in the short week there. We had the joy of meeting up with them and seeing their new church building, beautifully kitted out with a café, children’s rooms and worship area. At the time they were awaiting delivery for a further 25 chairs, doubling the number they have already.
We later were fortunate enough to see their home, a house with a stunning view over a dry river bed, olive and black barked almond trees. Out of the desert they have created a garden, colourful, vibrant and beautiful garden with seating areas under cool flowering plants or out on a cliff side with a dramatic vista. Truly an oasis of calm, shade and delight, much like the church. These guys are two more of our Commission pioneers, learning a new language, settling in a new place, adopting a people not their own and building relationships in the local community through music and art.
What can you be praying for the church?:
- for mature Spanish speakers who can add their weight to the task
- for worship leaders (as Donna does this most weeks)
- For Spanish converts.
Please also pray that Donna, Andy and the church community there would in the drynees of Spain, be “a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, that whatever they do might prosper”.
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