APRIL-MAY ‘05 NEWS UPDATE FROM art company
ART Company, YWAM Spain Apdo 133, Torrejon de Ardoz 28850 Madrid, Spain : www.geocities.com/artcompanyspain , firstname.lastname@example.org
“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.” - Psalms 144:1&15
GOD’S FAITHFULNESS & MERCY NEVER FAILS and He shows it through each one of you who supports & prays for us as we work in the mission field. For all your generous giving & loving support to us .. thank you so much.
With Love & Prayers, Rey & Vivien Laudencia
Faith strengthening experience for the Spanish people. At the Aranjuez Institute, March 19, twelve Spanish people surrendered their lives to the Lord after seeing our two-hour evangelistic theatre play “The Last Judgment” and as Pastor Jaime of the Iglesia Evangelica de Aranjuez gave the altar call. Churches represented were Assemblea de Dios & Iglesia Evangelica. ART Company Aranjuez team was formed out of these two churches. The Pastors Victor & Jaime challenged their people to pray & get involved. We did our rehearsals on Sunday afternoons involving church members from ages 10 to50. Starting from 30 people, only the committed ones remained to perform in the end. One of the participants, with teary eyes approached Rey at the end of the event confessing that he did not have sufficient faith to believe that their people could do it, but after seeing its success — the play was professionally performed, God’s presence & anointing was there, every single part of the program were done in order having ushers, counselors & props men doing their part. He affirmed Rey with such a convicted manner saying that … “Now I know, you really are a man of faith!” As a challenge, this people realized that nothing is too hard for God. He only needed a willing heart to do anything, even how unusual it may seem, God could do miracle by using ordinary people like us. Testimonies after testimony were shared. People that were on their prayer lists came, that they themselves couldn’t believe it was possible as they knew who those people were. They exclaimed, it is a miracle !!! The follow up is now being organized. For them this is a first hand training. With their very own people evangelizing the community is such an exciting new experience. Thank God that their faith have grown & strengthened in this area. Now they are envisioning to reach even the surrounding “pueblos”/ towns with the Gospel.
The Story of Job , our next musical production project. Gifts & talents come from God. Praying to come up with our very own production Rey prayed for a Spanish Script writer, Choreographer & Stage/Costume designer. Julian, a Madrilenio suggested an idea that is quite challenging, he said let’s come up with a modern Job based on a modern setting. Not knowing that he himself loves writing. He wrote the first half of the play & presented it. It was excellent, & he shared that this was what he would like to do, write for the Lord. Now he surprisingly discovered that it is possible to be a scriptwriter for God, Amen! Then came Isabel, a designer. She’s originally from Madrid worked for a year in Mexico & now back working in Madrid. She approached Rey one Sunday morning inquiring for the possibility of being a part of ART Company ministry. She would like to use her free time in the ministry. It’s just amazing how the Lord bring the right people at the right time & in the right place, isn’t it? Ana, a Madrilenian, she’s our Ballet & Flamenco instructress & Lorena, a Columbiana , both of them are willing to help choreograph the play. This is how the Lor d has been opening doors for us. Once He opened it He provides the rest including Rey’s assistant to direct the theatre group in Madrid as he is expanding the ministry in different places, they are Jorge & Susie, a young couple from Peru. Lord willing, by God’s grace we can now start working on our next musical production—the Story of Job.
Mission’s Festival & Ministry Opportunities. Our desire is to expose Spanish leaders to foreign missions for them to experience the revival happening outside of Spain & be on fire for the Lord. Mission’s accomplished! Last March 2-9 The Covenant Church in Dallas, Texas invited Rey to bring along ministers to join their global festival done both in Spanish & English. About 10,000 people gathered in three different services to celebrate & worship the Lord, what a heavenly experience. The Speakers were anointed & prominent in their individual enormous ministries. Indeed a mission minded church is a growing church! Rey had the chance to meet missionaries from South America, USA & Asians too. With the same vision of networking in the ministry, projects are being processed & Lord willing be implemented as soon as possible. Glory to God!!!
MOVIDA 2005 in Capdepera & Palma de Mallorca (July 25-Aug.15)
Please pray for all the preparations & co ordinations we are doing along with churches from Madrid,
Mallorca, Malaga & Edinburgh
Malaga first joint evangelistic effort among the
Filipino Churches in June ‘05.
Lord willing, Rey will form ART COMPANY MALAGA Team for this particular need. Five different Filipino Churches will join efforts to reach Malaga with the Gospel. Please pray for God’s divine intervention on this. That He may be glorified once again through the lives of ordinary people willing to serve Him through their anointed gifts & talents!
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