Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8, NIV)
A few months ago Celebrate Recovery on the Plateau welcomed a pastor and missionary from Spain, Josh Fajardo, to our meeting. That meeting night had a Spanish flare with an authentic paella meal and a testimony from one of our leaders with connections to Spain. To read about how the invitation for Josh to visit our CR ministry occurred, read Local CR Spreads Influence Across the Globe.
That night in March was Josh’s first time at a CR meeting. CR exists in many countries around the world, but is nowhere in Spain. Josh was moved by the ministry and saw great need for this type of healing in Spain. In the months that followed, our CR leaders have been exploring ways to partner with Josh to support the launch of this ministry in Spain.
CR on the Plateau and Pine Lake Covenant Church (PLCC) are pleased to announce that a CR mission to Spain has been approved. The mission team will hold a seminar in Rivas, Spain (a suburb of Madrid) to train pastors and lay church leaders in October of this year. Ardis Nelson, a leader at CR on the Plateau, will be joined by two other CR leaders from Grenoble, France with international CR launch experience.
Why is CR on the Plateau involved in this mission? Our CR ministry was founded as a plant of Missio Lux, a former mission based non-profit organization, which invested in and partnered with many local and global outreach programs and ministries. It was only natural that our CR ministry would chose to also support a call to serve beyond the confines of our regular weekly meetings.
When Ardis felt the call to support the launch of CR in Spain, our leader team thoughtfully and prayerfully considered the broader call of our ministry. This blog is one way that we do that as it allows us to reach people globally. The CR mission in October is an even bigger call to be the hands and feet of Jesus on the ground in Spain. We hope to also build a long term partnership to foster seeds of change and healing into this country.
Will you partner with CR on the Plateau to support this mission trip to Spain with a donation or through prayer? The cost of this trip is estimated at $3,600-4,000. Your donations can be made directly to PLCC. Any donations received through this church are tax deductible.
In support of this mission, PLCC CR is matching any funds that are raised, up to $1,000. Any dollars you give would go twice as far in helping to reach the fund raising goal.
You can donate online through this link: CR Mission Donations.
When you partner with us for this Celebrate Recovery Mission to Spain, please know that every gift, large or small, is helping to bring healing and revival in a country that is one of the least evangelized in the world. For more information about the mission, click here.
Step 12: “Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
Contributed by a leader at Celebrate Recovery on the Plateau.