What’s happening in the US?

I’ve now been back in America for two months. It’s amazing to me how much has happened since I got here. I’ll try to highlight a few of the things God has been doing so far. I’m of course very ready to make it back to Spain as soon as the Lord allows it, but in the meantime things have been quite busy.

Soon after I arrived, I began the application process for my visa for Spain. I’ve heard all my life about the horrors of wading through red tape in the whole visa/residency process, but I’m finally experiencing it first-hand. Things seem to be moving agonizingly slowly, but at least I’ve had indications that things are moving. I recently noticed a government department had charged my bank account for one bit of paperwork I’d sent in about 6 weeks earlier… I’m beginning to think there’s no real way of estimating a time for my return to Spain. But once the Lord is finished opening doors, I’ll be back in a heartbeat.

IMAG0161One of my goals for my time in the States was to begin saving up some money for graduate studies once I return to Spain. I don’t really expect to be making money once I’m back in Spain, so I’ve been hoping to save up some now while I have the chance. After spending a few frustrating weeks looking for consistent work, I began working for a roofing contractor. Since then I’ve been spending most of my days on top of one house or another. The first week or two of work, I think the fear of sliding off the roof tired me out more than the ~80 lb. bundles of shingles I was moving all around. Now it’s just the shingles that wear me out :). I’m enjoying the job. It’s definitely not what I expected to be doing, and it’s not earning me as much as I’d thought, but I’m very grateful for the job.

Roofing has been a full-time job, but on the side I’ve begun a small web design business as well. Growing up in the ministry in Spain, website work was one of the things I learned out of necessity, and now it’s turning into something that I think can be a very useful skill. Today I was paid for my first website, and I’m hoping to get the chance to make many more. I believe this is a great chance to improve what may become a very useful tool for future ministry in Spain.

The Lord has given me a few opportunities to work on fulfilling the Great Commission, even here in "the buckle of the Bible belt," Greenville, SC. Please pray for a Mexican man I’ve worked a few times with, as well as a man I met at a gas station looking for a ride. I’m trying to bring him to church with me. The Lord set up divine appointments with both of these men, and I’m praying the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts.

If you would, please take a minute now and then to pray for me. Pray that the Lord would give me wisdom in the many areas where mine is insufficient. Pray that the Lord would give me patience when mine runs out. And please pray that I would take every opportunity He gives me to magnify Him, whether I’m in Spain or anywhere else. God bless,

Psalm 34:3


My brothers, Fredy Watley, and I were given the opportunity to visit Faith BC in Jefferson City, TN. It was a privilege to spend time with friends there, including Pastor and Mrs. Cross.

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