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/November 2017

"And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.’” (Revelation 5:9)

For six weeks in September and October we were on tour in Minnesota, sharing in the churches about what God is doing in Spain and in the nations. The Lord went before us each step of the way, speaking to individuals and calling them to take their part in the “new song” of the Lamb of God who redeemed people from ever tribe and tongue and nation. Many of them are now receiving our prayer letter for the first time, having expressed their desire to keep us in their prayers. We are grateful for each one.

When I asked Claudia what she considers the main highlight of our tour, she did not hesitate in her response: “Meeting the people!” Whether in homes where we stayed with families (one with six wonderful children!), in meals we shared together with church members, or in the varied meetings of ladies’ teas, men’s breakfasts, Sunday School classes, or worship services—in each venue we were honored and blessed to meet new friends.

One day stands out particularly in my mind. It was a Sunday. As I often did on this tour, I ended my message with an invitation to those who sensed God’s call to serve Him in other lands. A 12-year-old girl came forward with her mother, presenting herself before the Lord for His service. What a blessing!

Afterwards, a lady came and spoke to me of her recently deceased mother who prayed for us for years without our ever having met personally. We were humbled to know of this saint of God who lifted us and other missionary colleagues up to the Lord so faithfully. Only eternity will reveal the impact of the prayers of God’s people for the nations. They sing that new song of worship and praise as they intercede. You and we have that great privilege, as well.

Now, as I write, Claudia and I are preparing for another three weeks on the road, ministering separately: Claudia will be in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas; while I will be in Wyoming. You can download our schedule here. Ask the Lord to fill us with the Holy Spirit that we may sing clearly and boldly the new song of the Lamb as we share in the churches of His work among the peoples of the world.

We are scheduled to return home in time to spend Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren. We will then be focused on preparations for our December 30 departure for Madrid. Please pray for us as we walk through the good-byes and the process of this international move.

As we look forward to our return to Spain, many opportunities lay before us. I have been asked to assume the role of rector of the Bible Institute INFORMA, a role that will stretch me out of my comfort zone where I normally eschew administrative tasks. Part of my responsibility will be to develop a strategy for preparing new professors for the Institute. We need wisdom from Above for this task. We count on your prayers.

Speaking of prayer, we have a group of intercessors with whom we correspond more frequently concerning time-sensitive needs. If you sense a burden from the Lord to intentionally intercede for us on a regular and consistent basis, please let us know and we will add you to this select group. Also, if you would like our newest prayer card, please send us your postal address at LosIrvin@gmail.com, and we will get one to you in the mail. Thank you for standing with us in prayer.

In all that is happening in the world, let us sing the new song of the Lamb with great hope and expectancy. Jesus is Lord.

All for Jesus Until He Comes!
Steve and Claudia Irvin

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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

- Praise the Lord for His hand upon us during our six-week tour in Minnesota. Please pray for us as will be in the Southwestern District and in Wyoming, respectively, for ministry in the churches. Please pray with us for the anointing of the Holy Spirit for our tour ministries, that Christ be exalted in many lives.

- We are scheduled to return to Spain on December 30. Please pray for us as we walk through the good-byes and the process of this international move.

- We need discernment and wisdom as we return to Spain to assume new ministry roles. Ask the Lord to give us wisdom as Steve has been asked to serve as rector of the Bible Institute INFORMA, and to develop a strategy for preparing new professors.

Praise the Lord.

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Updated: October 25, 2017

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

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