Pray for Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti, Training Christian workers in Spain.February 15, 2012
The Bonilla-Giovanette Family
Carlos and Mayra, with
their children, are in Spain
alongside the churches of the Baptist
Evangelical Union of Spain (UEBE) in their ministries
to migrants, preparing curriculum materials, and training
lay persons in the local churches.
They write: We are grateful
and aware, which we’ve always been, of the blessing of being in ministry and
partnership with our American Baptist Churches who pray and provide for our
ongoing support. Little by little we start getting a better grasp of the needs
We have been connected to churches that have migrants in their midst (like
Requena where we provide pulpit one Sunday a month and pastoral care one
Wednesday a month—which has opened a door for ministry to women in need. We
have been able to continue providing leadership trainings in three main venues
(Dénia, Xàtiva, and Valencia) plus occasional workshops like this coming
weekend in the southeast (Elche). These trainings open a door for providing
materials to leaders as everything we prepare we give them so they can use it
with those in their local settings. Therefore, we can say that we are
fulfilling the three main objectives of our being in Spain (Ministry to migrants, Preparing
materials, Training leadership).
- Our primary prayer need is for the renewal of our resident permits to be resolved.
- Our second primary prayer need is for continued discernment and wisdom as we serve with our brothers and sisters in Spain.
- Our third primary prayer need is continued health and strength.