Mission Focus
Spain-Revisited
September 01, 2017
Since we have been looking at works each month, we have been through all the fields of FWB mission service, so we will begin revisiting, and refocusing our prayers upon these fields of service. This month, we will revisit the focus on the mission work in Spain. 

 

History of FWB in Spain.

Loria and Mercedes Hernandez, Cuban Free Will Baptists, settled in Spain after the communist takeover of their homeland. They started a Bible study group in the capital city of Madrid. Several people were saved through their efforts.

The Hernandez family asked Free Will Baptists to send missionaries to Spain. In May 1971, in response to this plea, the Board of Foreign Missions decided to open the field of Spain.

One year later, Dock and Norma Caton were appointed missionaries to Spain. In August 1973, the Board of Foreign Missions approved the transfer of Lonnie and Anita Sparks to Spain. The Sparks had served three terms in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Works were started in Alcalá de Henares and Majadahonda..

FWB in Spain Today.

Today, Free Will Baptists have three career missionary families sharing the good news with those in Spain. Since our first Spanish mission work was begun in 1976, we now have four churches. All these ministries are located near Madrid. Two churches are in Alcalá de Henares, one is in Galapagar, and one is located in Alpedrete.

Through the years, literature, home Bible studies, outdoor evangelistic campaigns and children’s classes have been used to reach people with the gospel. More and more, it seems simply building friendships and getting involved in community affairs is more fruitful than organized evangelical campaigns.

Missionaries currently serving in Spain are Anthony and Lea Edgmon, Tim and Kristi Johnson, and Neil and Mandi Morgan. Prayer requests include:

The Lord to work in relationships that are being built, God to call more workers into Spain, the work of church planting, and the raising of the missionary children in a foreign culture.  

Global Educational Specialists
August 03, 2017

Free Will Baptist ministries exists in several nations where there are no active missionaries. It is of great importance that Free Will Baptist International Missions partner with and support these ministries in various nations. One way in which this is accomplished is through education and training.

After having served for several years as missionaries in Central Asia, David and Angie Outlaw have transitioned their ministry to provide training in Biblical foundations and ministry principles to believers in various nations including Russia, Panama, Cuba, and South Korea. Angie's work centers on helping to facilitate David's travels, as well as working in the states to provide opportunities for women, youth and families to labor together to fulfil the great commission. In addition to the teaching travels, David also works to raise missions awareness in the states.

Here are some prayer requests of the Outlaws:
Pray for our partners in Central Asia as they labor daily to share the gospel in a predominantly Muslim environment.

  • Pray for safety of travel, crossing of borders, and the granting of permissions that are needed in working in various countries.
  • Pray for our students as they each have their own ministries planting churches, reaching the unreached and offering the hope of the gospel hundreds of towns and villages.
  • Praising God funds for the printing and distribution of 1000 Bibles in KZ language provided through FWB Foundation!
  • Pray for our MINISTRY ACCOUNT as it is currently in the RED! Pray that God will move on the hearts of people to give to the work of the ministry! Pray for strong year end giving, and new monthly support in 2017!
  • Pray for the Outlaw kids – Carson, Tori, Conner, Schaeffer, and Libby that God will continue to use their cross cultural experiences to prepare them for the role He has for them in the Great Commission.



July Focus: Work Among the Samburu People
July 07, 2017

The Samburu people live in north-central Kenya. A semi-nomadic tribe, they are primarily herdsmen who keep cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys.

Their religious practices seem Old Testament in nature. These consist of prayer, circumcision, and sacrificing animals to N’kai, their name for God. In some areas, they even have an annual sacrifice to commemorate when God called Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and then provided a substitute.

Their Old Testament practices stem from their belief they accompanied the Hebrew people to Mt. Sinai when they left Egypt. Since the Samburu are considered to be a “Nilotic” people, or people who came from the area of the Nile River, this is a distinct possibility. They know some about God, but have no knowledge of Jesus.

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