|Me, standing outside of ancient Toledo|
Many of you know I just returned from a 10 day trip to
MANY thanks to those who supported and prayed for me on this trip!! Every time
someone asks me about how my trip went, I find myself bombarded with 1000
memories, so many different emotions and thoughts – and then all I can say is,
“It was great.” Spain
|Mint Tea & Arabic Lessons|
Today, it has a population of 47.27 million people – 80 nations are represented within its populace, including over 600,000 North African immigrants. Most people are agnostic or atheist – there is also an ever-increasing population of Muslim believers. Only 1% of the population identifies itself as knowing Jesus. One percent. You could spend all day wandering through
and not pass one person who knows Christ! This knowledge made me feel like I
was running a marathon through molasses. Madrid
I met some incredible people. A young Moroccan mother of two left a deep impact on my heart. She was always warm and friendly – greeting me in Spanish (both of our second language) and kissing my cheeks three times (the traditional Moroccan greeting). One day, she taught our team some basic Arabic and made us some Moroccan mint tea… she also shared her faith with us. She is a devout woman with true conviction and a desire to please Allah. I couldn’t help but be reminded of Cornelius (Acts 10). My prayer for my new friend is that in her desire to serve God, she will find a relationship with Jesus.
Throughout my entire trip the Lord continually led me to this one passage – Matthew 9:35-38. For the first few days of the trip, verse 36 kept coming to mind “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” On our third day, we spent some time in a prayer room overlooking La Puerta del Sol, one of
busiest plazas, and as I looked out over the plaza – I saw hundreds of people
wandering in different directions – and I began to weep. In verse 37-38, Jesus
said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is
in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” This
was the resounding message of this trip for me… Madrid
Jesus, the world lives here… but where is Your Light?
Awaken the hearts of Your People, send more laborers to
P.S. CAN I GO??
|La Puerta Del Sol - "Sheep without a shepherd"|
|Outdoor mall in Madrid|