Vivs preaching … ART Co. Retreat in Malaga …. Evangelism in Puerta del Sol … Ágape time with friends … Viv sister - Sol accepted the Lord ¡!
MAY – JUNE ’06 EDITION ~ NEWS UPDATES FROM THE LAUDENCIAS ~ ART COMPANY MINISTRY W/ YWAM SPAIN ~ www.artcompanyspain.org.
EVANGELISM WITH CHURCHES
About 200 people were ministered to by ART Company last April 1 & 15 in the Nueva Vida Church – Ascao and in the Manantial Church – Torrejon, Open doors keep us going. The team is growing deeper in their relationship with the Lord through the wonderful results & truths the Lord has been manifesting to both these youths and old alike seeing souls saved, and most especially the way the Lord uses each of us despite of who we are, ordinary & weak but considered as noble vessels in the hands of our Master – our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!!!
KIDS CAMP IN PEÑA DE HOREB
48 kids responded to receive the Lord Jesus in their hearts during the Kid’s Camp. For a week, April 6-12 a group of churches brought their kids (ages 8-12) to Pena de Horeb. For three consecutive years they have been encouraging the parents to send their children to this camp. This time, the theme was “PIRATES FOR CHRIST”. In one of the sessions, Rey held theatre workshops preparing for the grand day when the pirates would visit Rome and experience the ancient banquette with a Roman King and see how the Christians were being persecuted and killed in the grand arena. A perfect opportunity for ART Company to present the Gospel through this musical play. With receptive hearts, most of the kids accepted the Lord, indicating their decision by lighting candles. It was such a touching experience. Praise God for these young lives rescued from death to eternal life.
PASTORS CONFERENCE IN TOLEDO
About a hundred pastors from all over Spain gathered for a four day conference (April 25-28) in Toledo, Madrid. Sponsored by Grace Mission, USA founded by Dr. David Kim from Korea , such a special treat was rendered.
It was a refreshing time of receiving, so timely for pastors who were mostly drained and discouraged for all the constant pressures in the ministry. The Holy Spirit moved in such a gentle and loving way as the Korean approach in the ministry was introduced to the Spanish culture. It was such an innovative experience for most of us. A program starting from 6:00 AM, with breaks in between but none stop til 11:00 PM. Exhausting physically and yet so refreshing spiritually. The early morning group prayers, spirit filled teaching sessions , enthusiastic worship time, warm fellowship during meal time, and all the gestures of love through simple gifts, love notes for everyone, special presentations, & artistic ambiance made the pastors felt such a mountain top experience with the Lord. He knows that all of us needed this from time to time. Thank God!
GOD’S FAMILY EXTENDED
Vivien’s sister, Sol, accepted the Lord. Last 17-19 April, we were able to visit her in France, her husband died 2 years now, for lack of opportunity we were not able to be with her during those difficult moments. This time the Lord opened the door, He gave us the opportunity to minister to her. Now she is not just part of our family but of God’s wonderful family. Vivs also got the opportunity to preach during the Mother’s day at the Filipino Church in Plaza España.
LIVING WITNESSES IN THE CITY
At the very heart of Madrid, in Puerta del Sol, ART Company & an international group of young people shared testimonies in between dances and mime. Every after 15 minutes we stopped to talk to the people. We had attentive crowd and blessed conversations. Some of the contacts were invited to the Christian center nearby for counseling. This will be part of our summer activities til June. Lord willing, we would be reaching out to the different parks within the city of Madrid.
PRAISE GOD FOR OPPORTUNITIES!
Our prayer requests:
1. LA MOVIDA CAMPAIGN IN MALLORCA – July 1-18, 2006
> We have participants coming from Texas, USA who will serve us by teaching new choreographies & dances. They will be our featured performers during the festivals at the parks to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Manacor & LLoret. Prayers for all the preparations and safety for all the participants.
> Evangelism will be done by churches through our theatre plays. We needed permits to use the Cultural Centers for this purpose. Please pray for God’s divine intervention on this.
> Unity among the churches in Mallorca. That through our united effort, we could influence the rest of the churches taking away their fear of collaborating for the expansion of God’s kingdom here in Spain.
2. Festival in Madrid – July 1-5, 2006
> ART Company will be featured on the “BOart festival” , a community project of one of the churches in Parla, Madrid. They will provide the gospel message through mime and testimonies. May the Lord annoint each of the ART Company participants as they share God´s love (Dani, Ana, Isaac, Luis & Ma. Isabel).
3. “Covibar for Christ”, the vision to evangelize this higher middle class community called Covibar using Theatre and music festival . Pray for God’s provision both for finances & manpower.
To all our prayer partners and supporters, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT TO US & THE MINISTRY.
Manantial Church performance … Decisions for Christ … Churches invitations … 48 kids accepted the Lord ....Workshops w/ Rey.