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5 New Members!

     Last month 5 people, 2 youth and 3 adults, completed their catechesis and became communicant members of the Spanish Lutheran Church!  What a celebration of God´s goodness as He grows His Church through the proclamation of the pure Gospel! 

     Three adults spent 4 months meeting via Zoom to study the Luther´s Small Cathecism, the Bible, and the liturgy in Spanish.  Three pastors–David, Alliance Pastor Isaac Machado and Spansh Pastor Felipe Lobo–took part in the teaching, both in person when they were in Madrid, as well as via the online platform Zoom, and therefore all three took part in the joy of their Confirmation service.

     As well, one youth, Leonardo from Brazil, studied on-line with his home pastor in our sister church in Brazil.  After completing his classes and examination by his pastor, he was confirmed in Madrid, where he currently worships.  

 

 

 

And Noah studied with his dad, Missionary Pastor Lehman. 
After passing his exam with his dad and Pastor Garcia in Seville, he was confirmed into membership
in San Pablo Congregation in Seville. 

 

You are an integral partner
in sharing God’s Word in Spain!
Thank you for your prayers that open doors. 
Thank you for your financial gifts
that allow us to live and work here
sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus on your behalf. 

It is an honor to be #yourmissionaries! 

 

 

And so what about the COVID-19?

     Like you and many of our brothers and sisters around the world, we are doing our part to follow our country’s rules for quarantine in order to minimize the risk to others, still focusing on our Good and Gracious Lord daily. 

      Fortunately, the Spanish Lutheran Church is already using internet platforms such as zoom and Facebook to communicate God’s grace and forgiveness in Jesus to our many members who live in some 20 different cities around Spain.  We thank God that we already have the systems in place to deliver His Word that brings a peace that passes understanding in these difficult days. 

 

David is using the platform Zoom to provide a Service of the Word last Sunday, from our living room.  Before the service,
he sent out the readings and hymns to everyone via their cell phones; as well he shared these documents on the computer screen so we were all able to easily follow the service,
and receive God’s rich gifts found in His Word.  

Felipe, one of our Spanish pastors, is recording "40 Daily Devotions of God’s Comfort", a resource from LCMS Disaster Response that has been translated into Spanish. 

We’ve been using What’s App, a common texting platform, to send out a daily Bible verse for over two years now.  David added a Lenten devotion, and now Felipe sends his audio on the same platform–reaching all of our members in every corner, with compassion and hope, with God’s faithful promises.  

 

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 
Isaiah 55:11

God’s Word continues to work in Spain! 

Be a part of the blessing, join us in the work here
through your prayers and gifts–

Make a secure donation here: www.lcms.org/givenow/warner
OR 
mail a check made out to LCMS with
WARNER-SPAIN in the memo line and mail to:

Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 
 P.O. Box 66861 
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861 
OR

Mission Central
40718 Highway E-16 
Mapleton, IA 51034   

All donations are tax-deductible    
All donations marked Warner Spain directly impact the mission in Spain

 

Zoom to the rescue again!  One of our Spain PROJECTS/Foro partners is Luther Academy, who provides funding and presenters for two Pastor Conferences annually.   As we closely tracked the spread of the virus, the presenters wisely cancelled their plans for international travel.  As the date neared and Spain was making new restrictions daily, the pastors in Spain decided not to travel to our house as well.  However, not to waste the opportunity–they met for 3 hours on Saturday via Zoom anyway!!  

 

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