Warner family – Spain – July 2019 Update

 

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FORO 2019
Planning Strategically
For the Next 5 Years of Growth in God’s Mission in Spain

Guests from other countries, study, worship and planning were a part of this annual FORO (or forum) meeting, held in Madrid in June.  Rev Bryan Wolfmueller (below right) taught on a Proper Understanding of the Church based on the Ascension.  Rev Dean Rothchild (left) led a session on stewardship of the Mission’s resources, which come from you, our donors.  Rev Rothchild came as a representative of Iowa District East, one of our FORO partners.  Iowa District East supports the Spanish Church’s PROJECTS with funds to rent the worship location in Sevilla.

What’s the Take-Away?

Priority:  Establish strong local congregations
as the basis of long-term growth of the church (IELE)

WDTM?  Focus on Word and Sacrament ministry
and the formation of new pastors

In the Short-Term: 
 ◊ Rent a worship location for the Cartagena congregation
◊ Continue to support Mario (featured last newsletter), Felipe, and                       Antonio as they work to complete classes, preaching assignments
and vicarages in order to be called to serve in their communities
◊ Procure PROJECT funding for an Alliance Pastor from Venezuela
to serve in Spain for 3-5 years

 

Blake Warren, the LAC Regional Business Manager also provided his leadership and insights to our FORO discussions. We are thankful that he was able to spend four more days with us to continue the conversations on opportunities for the church’s growth in Spain. 
Leaders of the Spanish Lutheran Church
as well as guests listen to the presentations. 
17 attended from 5 different countries–
all working to grow God’s church in Spain

Help the Spanish Church continue to grow!

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WARNER-SPAIN in the memo line
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Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
OR
Mission Central
40718 Highway E-16
Mapleton, IA 51034

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          All donations marked Warner Spain directly impact the mission in Spain

       What a fantastic worship service in Madrid when we filled Emanuel Congregation to overflowing!  We thank God for worshiping together as an important part of every FORO.  As well as beginning and ending each day with a short service, the FORO group worshiped with Emanuel Congregation on Sunday.  We filled the worship space and even had people standing as we ran out of chairs.  Pastor José Luis officiated and Pastor Warner was the preacher.

Your Prayers Needed
and so appreciated!
Travel mercies--for the rest of our team:  Rev Lehman and his family, as well as our short term GEO, Kayla Hoem
as they visit family and mission supporters in the US
For David and Shelee as they travel more to cover
the Seville congregation in Rev Lehman’s absence

For all the Latin American Region Missionaries who will travel to an annual conference the first week in August for rest, worship, study, and fellowship

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