Carelinks | Spain
We’re pleased to report the baptisms of
Valentin and Miguel in Spain. Valentin has been studying the Truth for seven years, and has been through all kinds of groups before becoming convicted of the Truth. He runs various Facebook groups where he uses Bible Basics and other material to grab the attention of the 1200 or so members he has built up. Miguel was one of these. Valentin travelled overnight from Valencia to meet us in Madrid, where he and Miguel spent two days with us. They were baptized in a spot near Alcala de Henares which Valentin remembered, or thought he did, from many years ago. We had to walk nearly an hour through the bush to get to a point where we could enter the river. It was very muddy, with soft mud down to about one meter’s depth. We performed the baptisms, not without difficulty, but very much with the Lord’s presence. You can see the video at: http://tinyurl.com/carelinks-spain
Miguel and Valentin with Duncan
Miguel was totally cast out of his family when he left the Catholic church; his aunty is a nun and his uncle a priest. He now lives in a hostel in Madrid as he searches for a job- a reminder of the power of Catholicism to persecute sincere believers even in modern Europe. Valentin is in Valencia, and they are really so enthusiastic and intend to break bread together via Skype. If you know any Spanish speakers who would appreciate joining in, let us know.
We also made a brief video in Spanish of how to simply break bread: http://tinyurl.com/carelinks-breakingbread
Valentin said that breaking bread was one of the things he had so dreamed of doing once baptized.
They are very zealous preachers. We spent a day together in Alcala distributing Spanish Introducing Bible Basics on the streets. Preaching in small town Spain is not very encouraging- time and again we were told “I'm Catholic, no!” when we offered literature to folk. But Valentin is very tenacious and outgoing in his witness. He engaged various folks in fairly long conversations in the Cervantes Plaza, including a blind man, with the church bells tolling in the background.
Would there were more willing to get out there on the streets with the Gospel. So if you’re in Spain for holiday or business... why not take a day or so to meet with these wonderfully enthusiastic Spanish brothers. Let us know if you can, and do pray for them.
Valentin preaching to a blind man in Alcala
Giving out Spanish copies of Introducing Bible Basics