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…

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The Nest is Empty

We reached another milestone as parents this week.  WE MADE IT THROUGH THE TEENS!   The day before our youngest’s 20th birthday, I sent her a celebratory text “It’s your last day as a teenager!”  and she responded, “And your last day of being a mom of a teen!!”  Wait!  THAT news wasn’t quite as…

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Growing Together for Twenty-Five Years

Twenty-five years.  It’s so hard to believe.  Twenty-five years ago a 19 year-old girl and a 22 year-old guy made vows to God and each other in front of more than 300 people that they would love, honor, and respect each other, for the rest of their lives.  And here we are!   I remember…

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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…

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Walking a Tightrope

I’m a huge fan of “The Great Showman”  I honestly think I’ve watched it… well, I’m sure more than you!   One of the songs “Walking a Tightrope” has been going through my head, on repeat.   In the movie as actress, Michelle Williams is singing this song, she is singing of the adventure of…

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Let’s Get Real…

Barcelona!  Here we are.  Here we have been, for just about 7 months.  And for me, I’ve mostly stayed quite, because quite frankly, for me it’s been a battle.  If you’ve talked to me for more than a minute, you know that I just say how it is… I’ve struggled to share my thoughts though,…

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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…

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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…

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