Steve and Claudia Irvin

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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A little bit about ourselves: Following a pastorate in Titusville, FL, we served with The Alliance for 26 years in Latin America in Colombia and Argentina, before accepting a call to pastor a church in Toronto, Canada for three years, and then served as interim pastor at Tabernaculo de la Fe church (our sending church) in Orlando, FL. Since January 2013 we are engaged as International Workers in Madrid, Spain in Bible Institute teaching, mentoring of leaders, and evangelism. We have four adult children and six grandchildren. We are on home assignment during 2017, ministering in churches and sharing of God's work in Spain and around the world.
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IRVIN UPDATE/Fall 2017

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" (Psalm 118:1)

At Christmas or on my birthday, someone will inevitably ask what gift I may want to receive. My children have tired of hearing me respond, “What can you give a man who has everything?” Well, I finally figured out what you can give the man who has everything: bringing together all his children and grandchildren around him. There are few earthly joys that can match that experience.

In the midst of our home assignment with all the moving (we’re now in our third house this year!), and with much travel, we enjoyed a week in August with all our children and grandchildren together in one big beach house. What a great week! Simultaneously, we gathered with the Conn’s (Claudia’s side of the family) for the first reunion in 12 years. My mom, sister, and brother-in-law were able to join us for a couple of days. It was an unforgettable week of love and blessing. The Lord’s love endures forever.

Also in August, we submitted our visa application to return to Spain. What a process! When we hit a snag with one of our documents, the Lord was gracious to us and showed us an alternative. Our appointment in the Spanish Consulate in Miami went without a hitch. We now await the visa, with tentative plans to return to Spain the first week of January. The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.

Spain was sent reeling by the terrorist attacks in Barcelona in August. It reminds us of the urgency of the work of the gospel. Jesus said, “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4). At the same time, we received great reports from the Bethany School of Discipleship and Missions that just completed five weeks of training: two weeks in English, followed by three weeks in Spanish. Over 55 young people participated, and reports indicate that a significant impact was made in many of their lives. The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.

Now we prepare to leave September 9 for six weeks of missions conference tour ministries in Minnesota where we will be together serving. Following those six weeks, Claudia will go for three weeks of ministry in Texas, while I will be in Wyoming. We return home in time for Thanksgiving. Please see our ministry schedule here. Ask the Lord to grant us a special anointing for our sharing in the churches, that He exalt Christ and call many to take their place in His plan for the nations. The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever!

Thank you for praying with us. If you would like our new prayer card, please send us your postal address at LosIrvin@gmail.com, and we will get one to you in the mail.

All for Jesus Until He Comes!
Steve and Claudia Irvin

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Information about the work in Spain:
Field Webpage
A Prayer for Spain (Includes stirring videos for use in prayer meetings)
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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

- Praise the Lord that He guided us in securing all the documents needed for our visa application to Spain. We now await the visa with a tentative departure date the first week of January. Please stand with us as we await the visas and plan for our return to the field.

- We praise the Lord for blessing us with wonderful times with family during this home assignment year.

- Please pray with us for the anointing of the Holy Spirit for our tour ministries this fall in Minnesota, Texas, and Wyoming.

- Pray for Martha who has assumed the leadership of the discipleship ministry at Alianza de Amor Church in Madrid. Ask the Lord to give her wisdom as she works with people to make disciples who make disciples.

Praise the Lord.

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Updated: September 06, 2017

Children's Names
Abel
Micah
Julie
Robert
Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Spain

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