Heber and his family have recently returned to his hometown in northern Spain, where he is training leaders both locally as well as in the Berea Seminary in Leon. Through Grace Ministries International, HeartCry is helping Heber and his family with a portion of their monthly support. The following is Heber’s first report since returning to Spain as a missionary.
By God’s grace, it has already been four months since we arrived in Spain, and He has sustained and helped us with His hand of love and mercy until this day.
Our time in the church in Marín has been a huge blessing for both of us. Olga is participating in the women’s weekly meetings at church. She is also involved in a women’s small group on Tuesday mornings, where she is getting to know some of the ladies more intimately as they study the Bible together.
As for me, I have been preaching through the book of Philippians at the weekly Bible study that the church holds every Thursday. I have also been given the opportunity to preach on Sundays, either here in our own church or in other churches that have invited me to share the Word with them. Additionally, every Monday I have a discipleship group with eight men who actively serve in different ministries.
The church has started a Biblical training course. It is a three-year program in which we will go over different subjects such as Old and New Testament Surveys, Theology, Biblical Counseling, Hermeneutics, and more. We have had such an overwhelming response: more than seventy people from our congregation and nearby churches (with ages ranging from 16 to 70) are attending the class! The students are demonstrating a remarkable interest in learning to study and interpret the Scriptures.
In addition to the ministry in the local church, I am dedicating part of my time to the Berea Seminary in the city of León. Two weeks ago, I taught my first class there (Hermeneutics) to the second-year students. It is such a joy to see how the brethren (many of whom are elders and preachers at their churches) are willing to be trained and are being impacted by the Word of God.
Finally, my little girls have been struggling with an ongoing cold for several weeks, but now they are starting to get better and strengthen their immune systems. Praise the Lord! Alejandra is Olga’s little helper around the house and takes very good care of her little sister Lucía. It is such a privilege and joy to see them grow! We pray that we can raise them up in the fear of the Lord and that He would save their souls.
We ask you to join us in prayer. We are having many opportunities to share the gospel and teach the Word. We desire to use our time wisely for the glory of God.