Tim and Marilyn Westergren

LIFE International School begins

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More than ten years ago God gave me the dream of starting an English immersion Christian school for Spaniards. But I knew I couldn't dedicate myself full time to making it happen. So, I started to pray and wait...and wait and pray...until nearly 5 years ago God brought Scot across my path, a man with more than 14 years of educational and administrative experience in Spain who God was calling to start Christian schools for Spaniards! For the past two years I have been part of the advanced planning team and am thrilled to say we plan on opening our doors for our first group of students, 3-5 year olds, on September 7th, 2017. We are trusting God for at least 10 students with 8 signed up so far. We've been led to give several partial and some complete scholarships, so are now trusting God for $16,000. Please pray that LIFE International school will be used by God to bring the Light of Life into the lives of many Spaniards for years to come. LIFE stands for Love, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence- values we hold high as we begin to serve our students and their families. If you would like to help us in any way,prayer, giving, sending someone our way, or coming yourself please let us know!

Thank you for praying for LIFE!

Terror in Barcelona

As you can imagine, Marilyn and I are grieved and angered by the wicked acts perpetrated Barcelona and Cambrils.  We turn our anger into intercession because we know that what these men meant for evil, out of spite or passionate hate, God “foreknowingly” uses for good.   

Pray for the main Alliance church in Barcelona, just a mile and a half from Las Ramblas. What role does God have for them in the aftermath? Pray for holy boldness. Hundreds and hundreds of people offered housing  and donated blood, in a grand gesture of solidarity.  Spaniards shine in moments like this. 

Please pray for the Alliance team working just outside Barcelona. They minister among many North Africans. Various forms of extremism have been expressed in their neighborhood, their city and in other places.

We feel the tragedy of the lives that were taken, but also the tragedy of the men who gave themselves to false ideology. The young men could have been people we know. We pray strongly against false teaching, but we also desire deeply for Christ's deep and perfect love for these people. Perfect love drives out all fear! We want to see God Himself visiting them, and we ask that He would choose this people for Himself. We ask that they would realize Christ as the only Way, Truth, and Life.

Please pray that God would use this incident to raise spiritual questions in the hearts of Moroccan friends, and to encourage the church in Spain to go against societal attitudes to reach this population.

Regarding personal safety, the team, the team knows that safety and security are an illusion, no matter where any of us are. They are very grateful to be there for such a time as this.

May this serve to open the eyes of so many that they have loved and served, to see that the way of the Prophet and Lord Jesus is the best way, the only way, to forgiveness, salvation and paradise.

Pray for the 38 youth from the Alliance churches in Spain who are half way through Bethany School of Missions—that God would use this attack to call many of them to a lifetime and lifestyle of evangelism toward Muslims, in Spain and in the world! 

Spain, beloved country, we are praying for you though we are far away. 

Thanks, 

Tim & Marilyn

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Updated: August 21, 2017

Children's Names
Kathryn
Sarah
Hannah
Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Spain
Address
601 Coquina Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33908

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