Friday, January 23, 2015

January Update

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the new year!

God has provided a really neat opportunity for me this month: I get to live with Carmen’s parents! Carmen is my good friend from Madrid who was an exchange student to Oostburg High School. In order to become more fluent in speaking Spanish, I needed to be in a situation where I would use it more. 2 weeks in and I can say it’s been great! 

Carmen’s dad is retired, so we spend a lot of time together. He asks many questions about English that I turn around into questions about Spanish. We make a great team!

While I’m in Madrid, I also have the opportunity to learn more about other ministries in Spain. I’ve been able to visit other Christian organizations, meet different missionaries, and attend local churches - Catholic and Evangelical. We hope this time of learning will help me glean ideas and vision as I pray about what God wants ministry to look like for me in Spain.

Please pray that this month is a great time of learning Spanish: language, culture, and ministry. 

I’m excited to see what God has in store and what I’ll be able to put into practice when I go back to C├íceres. Thank you so much for being part of what God is doing here in Spain!

With love, Kelsey