Archive | October, 2013
October 22, 2013

New Church Plant and Transitions

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New Church Plant

We are pleased to announce our newest church planting project. The Elienai Community Church is located on the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.  The recently rented a facility and also run cultural and social events during the week. The church is led by Pastor Carmelo Palmés.

Leadership of Elienai FMC

Community Church Planting

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The FMC in Spain recently hosted Bruce Bennett, Director of One Mission Society (OMS), South Africa.  He was in Madrid to present the vision for CCP. We invited pastor and leaders of the FMC in Spain and Europe to hear first hand this model of church planting. Bruce developed the Community Church Planting (CCP) model that has been used to facilitate church planting projects in several African and Asian nations. He is helping the FMC in Spain develop a strategy for CCP. Our plans are to begin training pastors and leaders in January 2014.

Bruce (c) praying for pastors and leaders


New leadership team in Rivas

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We are pleased to announce the transition of associate pastor Ángel as the new lead pastor of the Rivas church. Josh has been the pastor of Light & Life FMC since it began in 2005. Visa missionaries Fernando and Liliana will be part of the ministry team in Rivas. This change will allow Josh to have more interaction time with the other pastor and leaders or our FM churches and house churches being planted in the country. Josh will also coordinate the Community Church Planting model in Spain.

 

Josh introducing the new ministry team

Pray for:

  • Continued development of partnership building opportunities.
  • New ministry team in Rivas: Angel, Fernando and Liliana
  • Community Church Planting training that is planned for January.

Praise God for:

  • New church plant in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
  • Godly committed leaders in our FM churches.
  • New supporters added this month. We are thankful God continues to touch hearts to give financially.

The Partnership Affirmation Process

The Partnership Affirmation Process enables Free Methodist World Missions to thank our ministry partners and provides a clear path for donors to communicate their intent to invest in worldwide ministries and to partner with national leaders and missionaries.

We encourage individual donors and churches to prayerfully follow these steps in determining what they will give during 2014.

Read more on how to participate:

http://fmcusa.org/fmwm/the-partnership-affirmation-process

Support the ministry now…

Would you consider supporting Spain and the FMC church in this country? We are currently at 80% of our Missionary Support Account and 50% for the Country Support Account. Please consider making a special gift, so that we can finish the year in the black.

You can give directly on line:

https://give.fmcusa.org/fajardo

Or you can send checks to: FMWM, 770 N High School Road, Indianapolis IN 46214. Please include a note designating Spain or The Fajardos.

October 11, 2013

Summer to Fall 2013

Summer to Fall 2013

As many of you know we traveled for most of the summer in the USA visiting our supporting churches. We traveled from Madrid to New Jersey at the beginning of June to meet Josh who had traveled to America  two weeks earlier. During the months of June thru August we visited churches in NJ, NY, DC, PA, FL and WA. Participated in a 2 weeks youth camp in PA and 4 Annual conferences.IMG_0376

It is always exciting and encouraging to visit the churches and the people who support the FMC work and us in Spain. It would not be possible to do what we do without their prayer support and their commitment to support us financially. We have seen our MSA and our CSA go up this summer and we praise God for that and we thank ALL of you who partner with us in this great adventure.

 

The leaders of the FM church in Rivas held the fort while we traveled ;and did a great job at it without us. We thank God for all the gifted people he has brought to our Rivas church.  

You can pray with us:

Work for our church members. We have a number of people looking for work in this economy. Currently 26% of the work force in Spain is out of work.

We are praying for a youth leader in Rivas.

Praying for our Community Church Planting training to be held in Rivas. Mr. Bruce Bennett himself will be facilitating the workshops.

Praying for our European Leaders Conference in Portugal this November.

Once again our church will participate in the twice a year flea market held by our town. Proceeds from the sales will go to the local ministry fund. Asking God for the opportunity to meet new people and be able to once again reminding our community that we are here and that our doors are open to al

We are grateful for:

Safe travels ALL summer long and the chance to reconnect with friends and family. 

Gods provision for our daughter Gabriela as she stayed back in America. She is finishing high school and making plans to start college January 2014.

The increase on our MSA/ CSA.