The Long Journey Ahead
September 18, 2016 | John David and Sara Bennett
Dear friends and family,
This week we are embarking on a new journey that will be new in a few different ways! We are taking our missionary deputation tour around the country, but this time we aren’t a pair of newly-weds, we have a 4 year old and a one year old. We also aren’t going “just” to Colorado or Missouri, as those states had previously been as far as we had traveled from California. This time the Lord has given us opportunities far East of even these. (Though not the Far East..yet!)
We ask you to please pray for patience and the safety of our daughters on the many roads we will drive for the first time. We ask that we can joyfully minister to friends and whole churches about what the Lord has been doing for us. We hope that many can be inspired to take their part in extending the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
We will be sharing how the Most High has placed on our hearts the Andalusian region that serves as one of the “ends of the earth”, as gateway between Africa and Europe. The needs around the Campos de Gibraltar are great, the opportunities incredible! In this region we would finds ourselves 10 miles from Africa, a few kilometers from the Historic Jewish Communities of Gibraltar, Ceuta & Tetuan. And we will be in an area where thousands upon thousands of Africans and people from closed-countries around the 10-40 Window, enter Europe and a region where the Good News can be proclaimed for the first time. We have been called to begin church-planting and strategic multi-cultural outreach in the heart of the Campos de Gibraltar, in the unreached city of 23,000 called Los Barrios, Andalucia.
We are praying that the Lord would open doors for us to share our vision to open a church and outreach center for receiving short-term teams in this strategic place in the world, where the possibilities of ministry to Spanish, African and travelers from around the world, are endless.
Here is our itinerary for the trip to share about our ministry:
Sept 21-22 Phoenix, AZ.
September 23-24 New Mexico
September 24-October 2 Ft. Worth, Texas.
Oct-3-6 Springfield, Missouri
Oct. 7-9 Normal-Peoria, Illinois
October 10-12 Dayton, Ohio
October 13 towards Virginia
Oct 14-19 Virginia
Oct. 19 West Virginia
Oct. 20-23 Columbiana, Ohio/ Pennsylvania
Oct 24 LaFayette, IN
Oct 25-30 Iowa
Oct. 31-Nov 3. North Dakota
Nov. 3 Nebraska
Nov 4 Wyoming
Nov 5-6 Colorado
Nov. 7-8 Drive towards California…
All our love,
JD, Sara, Sarah Ruth & Abigail
JD’s Cell: 909 763-0514
Sara’s Cell: 909 735-9587
Support for our family and ministry needs can be sent to:
TENTMAKERS “Andalucía Project” PO Box 160, La Grange, WY 82221 USA
Online Giving to our ministry needs, called Andalucía Project. Click on: https://tentmakers.webconnex.com/giving/europe
and select “Andalucía Project”
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