Category - Mark’s Posts


McKinstry E-News … Summer 2019

Are people around you starving? “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:16) Oxfam America, an NGO dedicated to the eradication of hunger around the world, estimates that 30 million people, world-wide, are on the …


McKinstry E-News … Spring 2019

God Has a Better Plan Is God Messing with Your Plans? It’s been sixteen months since we transitioned from life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to life in Barcelona, Spain. We have followed God’s call on our lives carrying big dreams and big ideas with big faith. We knew God had called us, we were committed to …


Fall 2018 Update … It’s All About People

It’s “La Navidad” and many were eating “churros con chocolate” while breathing in the wonder of this beautiful city we call home; but not everyone.


Summer 2018 Update

IT’S HAPPENING … TOGETHER! “Two are better than one…” (Ecclesiastes 4:9a) There’s something so very significant about “together.”  Life is sweeter “together.” Burdens are easier “together.” And the impossible becomes possible “together.” Consider just a few of the examples of the power of together in Scripture. …if two of you on earth agree about anything …


Spring 2018 … Keep Climbing and Find a “Wow”!

[Jesus] went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him… (Matthew 5:1) Yes, we are climbing mountains here in Spain… The mountain of language learning The mountain of cultural adaptation The mountain of empty nesting The mountain of cross cultural ministry The mountain of introducing secularized people to Jesus To compare our transition from life …


Winter 2018 … Embracing the Now

Greetings from Barcelona! And now I have it all—and keep getting more! (Philippians 4:18) Six weeks ago, we walked through the doors of our new language classroom. Yesterday, hugs were exchanged and tears were shed as some said “Good Bye,” ready to return to their home country. Most of these friends, including Spaniards, have never met a Christ …


September 2017 … The End of this Chapter

Mark and Heather McKinstry, International Church Planters in Spain Assemblies of God World Missions, Account #2535623 September 2017 The End of this Chapter is in Sight! We have had an amazing season of itineration (partnership development) and the end of this chapter is now in sight. We’ve traveled over 60K miles by car and 30K miles …


August 2017 … Pray for Barcelona

Mark and Heather McKinstry, International Church Planters in Spain Assemblies of God World Missionaries, Account #2535623 August 2017 Update from Barcelona John and Brandi Carrano, pastors of the International Church in Barcelona, write… Today (August 17) there was an attack in our beloved city, Barcelona. (All of the team members of ICB Spain are safe.) We are …


July 2017 … One Step at a Time

Mark and Heather McKinstry, International Church Planters in Spain Assembly of God World Missionaries, Account #2535623 July 2017 One Step at a Time As a child, I remember the tall task of climbing the lighthouse in Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Almost every steamy summer visit to our grandparents included the …


June Update

A Time of Transition For the last several weeks, we have been selling furniture, packing boxes, and preparing our home for its future owners. In the process we have uncovered some priceless treasures. These memories have brought smiles to our faces and a few tears to our eyes; we are so grateful to be able …

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