FEB -MARCH ’06 UPDATES FROM THE LAUDENCIAS - ART COMPANY SPAIN – YWAM MINISTRY
Mission’s Conference in Toledo Performance in Monederos New Year’s Day presentation
“He stilled the storm into a whisper, the waves of the sea were
hushed. They were glad when it grew
calm, and He guided them to their desired haven.
Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders.” - Ps. 107:29-32
BEYOND ALL BARRIERS
During our visit in December, fifteen elders at the Home for the Aged Centre in Camarma, responded to receive Jesus as Saviour. ART Company brought the message in dance, mime, testimony and Ptr. Enrique of the Iglesia Manantial de Esperanza preached the Gospel. As Rey challenged them to respond, 15 out of the 60 elders present surrendered their lives to Jesus. Some of the parents of our team members witnessed how the Lord could use their youths to effectively reach the lost for Christ. Jose Luis, the father of Natalia and Jose David, commented, “What you are doing is really wonderful, now I know that my kids are doing something productive and I like it! ” This is an answer to prayer as Maria Rui, his wife requested the group to pray for him because at the beginning he was against the idea of having their children join ART Company. After our performance, we joined along with the elders, the staff of the centre, and other guests to enjoy the prepared banquette celebrating the occasion but most of all the salvation of these new family members in God’s Kingdom. Indeed God’s power could exceed beyond barriers such as age – where youth could minister to the elders, and oppositions – where parent’s attitudes towards their children could be changed when they see vivid results as we obey God’s will and do His work. Amen!
EXCITING EVENTS & PRAYER ITEMS
February 2-4 - Pastor’s Retreat in Ascao, Madrid
February 11 - Festival Presentation in the television , TVerbo
February 18 - ART Company Retreat in Albacete
February 25 - Evangelistic Presentation in ‘Iglesia Nueva’ Vida
March 3-6 - Evangelistic outreach in Menorca
March 25 - ART Company Presentation in ‘Iglesia Nueva Vida’
In preparation for these activities, the Saturdays of the months of February & March are solely dedicated for rehearsals. The commitment of the group inspire us to get on with the vision for this year:
VISION / GOAL for the YEAR 2006
Ø TO BUILD A MINISTRY THAT WOULD SERVE AS A MODEL FOR AN EFFECTIVE EVANGELISM THROUGH ARTS .
Ø TO SHARE & CHALLENGE MORE PASTORS & CHURCHES TO FORM EVANGELISTIC TEAMS NETWORKING WITH ART COMPANY.
Ø WRITE & PUBLISH BOOKS & MATERIALS TO HELP FACILITATE AN EFFECTIVE EVANGELISTIC TEAM USING PERFORMING ARTS .
Please remember us in your prayers as we trust in the Lord’s strength, provision, favour and inspiration to do the tasks laid in our hearts to accomplish for His honour and glory!
NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD
When all things seem to go wrong: churches divide, committed members move on to other locations, relationships suffer because of personality differences, crisis after crisis … what do we do? The year 2005 happened so fast where God performed one miracle after the other. Without realizing it, we were able to walk through the waters of difficult challenges but we made it! This is what motivates us to move on into the new challenges. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and will be forever. He could still calm the storm today as He did in the past. And we give Him all the glory for the victory!
As you see, nobody is exempted when it comes to problems. We could identify with one another as we walk in honesty admitting that we are yet weak and imperfect . So we could move on to the new challenges ahead.
Our year’s calendar is already fully booked. Every month is filled up with activities to maximize our evangelistic effort. There is that sense of urgency and youths grow spiritually in an incredible manner. Praise God for each of them, I could see their dedication despite of the many activities in school, at home and with their friends they never complained about the ministry. They love every minute doing it. They inspire us more than the older ones in the group.
Facing this new year with all the challenges ahead, we cannot do anything but PRAY and SEEK GOD’S PERFECT WILL and He will do the rest. This is our assurance. Praise God!!!
Thank you Lord for all of our prayer partners and supporters who committed their lives to help us in the ministry you entrusted for each one of us. As we do our individual part in extending your kingdom here on earth, may your love and unity continually abound. You alone deserve to receive our adoration and praise for the mighty deeds you faithfully display in and through us.
FOR ALL OF YOU OUR BELOVED ONES,
THANK YOU SO MUCH AND MAY THE LORD’S ABUNDANT BLESSING BE SHOWERED UPON YOU.
Serving the Lord with you, Rey, Vivien and Daniel Ritchie
Dani Playing Zaxo during the New Year’s Celebration Vivien with friends Friendship Evangelism