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…

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[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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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BREAKING NEWS: We crossed the half-way point to our funding goal in February! We are grateful for the incredible generosity and sacrifices of all our supporting churches and individuals that have made a monthly financial commitment to our work. God’s provision is amazing; He certainly provides where He calls and we are humbled by the heart-felt giving of…

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Called: How do I know what God’s asking me to do? If you have a heart to please God, it’s probably a question you’ve asked. After all, as followers of Jesus Christ, we want to do what He’s asking us to do. Yes, there are the general assignments we discover in Scripture (how to treat people, live…

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Lessons from Lombardi: Back to the Basics  Vince Lombardi was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959-67, winning five championships over his nine years. One of the qualities which separated Mr. Lombardi from the pack of other NFL football coaches was his passion for going back to basics. Every year, at the beginning of the…

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