Raymond and Mary Ebbett

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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January 24, 2018

Dear praying friends,

Thank you for your faithful intercession for us and for the work here in Spain. It seems hard to believe that we are entering the final stretch of our missionary career. We are scheduled to conclude our ministry here in Spain in just over five months, returning to the States at the end of June. We will live in the Atlanta area for our final year of Home Assignment. There is much to be done in the coming months, so we obviously need and value your prayers.

One of the areas where Raymond has dedicated much time and effort over the years is in the development of the C&MA national church here in Spain. We are thrilled to see how new congregations and leaders continue to swell the ranks of the Alliance family here. There is still so much to do, but we are very grateful for progress over these past 24 plus years since we first arrived in July,1993.

We were reminded of this advance last month when the pastoral couples for our local churches met for their annual retreat. It was a blessing to see them worship and pray together, and the fellowship with them was wonderful. We were touched when they surprised us with a time of special recognition and prayer for us.

Please pray for an important meeting of national church pastors and delegates at their annual assembly (business meeting) the last weekend of February. Their president is up for re-election and other important items of business are also on the agenda. Pray for Raymond as well. He has been asked to be the special speaker for the event.

Here are some specific updated prayer requests:
• For God's grace and strength over these next months, that we will finish strong!
• For God's direction as Raymond and the National Church president visit two congregations in the Canary Islands, Feb 17-18
• For God’s provision of a key missionary couple needed for the Canary Islands
• For a spirit of unity and God's blessing on the National Church Annual Assembly Feb 23-24
• For God's anointing on Raymond as he ministers at the National Assembly.
• Continue to pray for the process of purchasing a strategic piece of property next to Bethany House. The signing keeps being delayed! Praise God with us for donations received and continue to pray for the funds still needed!

Yours for the spiritual greening of Spain,
Raymond and Mary

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

See the requests included above in the text of our update.

Ongoing request:

Pray for physical strength for Raymond. The postpolio syndrome is an ongoing challenge and we trust God daily for the grace to do what He has called us to do. We so appreciate your support in prayer. God is able!

Additional prayer points for Spain:
Each month you can also find additional updated prayer needs on our Spain field website. (see link above, at right: "visit website")

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Updated: January 24, 2018

Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Spain
Address
C/ Pico de la Miel, 2
28770 Colmenar Viejo
Madrid,
SPAIN

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