Brother’s Wedding and the Rest of my Trip

Here’s the video update to go along with this letter:

I left for the US at the end of August to be in my brother Danny’s wedding. He was happily married to Jordan Phillips on September 27. He and Jordan are now in Greenville, making preparations to come to Spain as missionaries too. Their ministry website is www.basqueharvest.org. I had a wonderful time with my family while I was back, especially in getting to spend time with some of my siblings, who I don’t see often any more.

a new member of the family!
a new member of the family!
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Catching up with my siblings and of course, my oh-so-adorable niece

It was amazing to see the Lord working out the details of the trip as only He can do. First, He provided financially through the generosity of a friend IMG_20141003_110048who gifted me my plane ticket. This was a huge surprise, and as always it is so encouraging to see the Lord provide in unexpected ways. Second, the Lord provided a good job for my stay in the States before and after the wedding. I was able to work in Danny’s place at his carpentry job in Greenville while he was out of town, and I spent several weeks working full-time to save up for when I came back to Spain. And last, the Lord allowed me to visit a number of churches during my stay to present my ministry. This last thing was one of my primary goals for the trip, and it was great to visit several churches I hadn’t planned on seeing. During my 7 weeks in the States I was in at least 12 churches, and I am extremely grateful for the many opportunities to share what God is doing in Spain. To those of you who invited me to your church, thank you so much!

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As many of you know, I am praying that the Lord would provide missionary support to supplement what I am able to make working on my own.  This trip provided a great opportunity to save up for several months here, but I am still below the support level I would need for a stable living situation. Please pray with me that God will keep providing (as He always has thus far). If you would like, you can visit this page to read about my own philosophy on ministry finances, and if you feel led to do so, to donate as well. And for those who are following the ministry, please consider spreading the word about the ministry here by forwarding an email, using social media, or sharing requests with a prayer group. My ministry presentation is here, and it can serve as an overview of my ministry in Spain.

Now that I’m back in Spain, things are busy here as usual. I’m continuing on with discipleship for several of the newly saved people in church. With my grandfather retired, there is more work than ever to do church each week. Also, this weekend, I will be driving out a camp near Barcelona, Spain. This is the same camp I preached at in the spring, but on this occasion I’m taking a van full of young people at our church. I’m really excited about bringing them, as they have never been there and they will get the chance to meet new brothers and sisters in Christ. Please pray for travelling safety (Friday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2) and also that the camp would be a spiritual blessing for all of them.

As always, thank you for your prayers, and don’t hesitate to write me back. God bless!

David
Ps. 34:3

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