Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Frank's Visa Is In!!!!

This message was sent in an email today to our Spain Chain... If you are on the Spain Chain, it may be in your email box right now...If not, you can get on the Chain for monthly updates...just a reminder:)

Dear Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that the Spanish Consulate has called and informed us that my visa has been approved and that it is ready to pick up in Los Angeles! The Consulate informs us that this is the way it normally happens, and that the rest of our family will be approved soon based on the fact that I have been approved. It is truly a time to rejoice and be excited that the Lord has heard our prayers and has confirmed that He wants us to be here in Spain. The process for my approval took less than 4 months! That alone is a miracle worth blessing the Lord over!

We are currently making plans to return to the United States around the 20th of June. This will give me time to get to the Consulate as they have given us a deadline of 30 days to pick it up my visa. Our prayer, and we again ask you to join us, is that the family’s visas will be processed very soon so that our stay in the States will not have to be extended any longer than necessary.

Thank you so much for your prayers and your support over these last few years. It has meant so much to us to have your faithful participation in this ministry with us. We will keep you posted on what we hope will be quick developments regarding the rest of our family’s visa status.

Frank Sanchez

Now, for our internet viewership...

This visa process has been a tremendous battle to wage, but it is only the preliminary to what we feel lies ahead of us. When we finally get the visas for the entire family, all that will be concluded is the prelude to the real work here in Spain. I am so excited to be part of it, and I rejoice with our family in the states, our friends and church here in Jerez, and our fellow missionaries who are spread out over the Iberian Peninsula. Right now we are few, but I pray as time would allow, that many more would join the ranks and get on board with a vision to see the hearts of the Spanish turned to Jesus Christ, and see Him as more than a religious Icon. Indeed, that they would see Him as Savior, Lord, and Friend and that the love that we diffuse would open wide the path to a movement of the Holy Spirit unparraleled.

This is why next week, we are calling all of our Spain Chain and our internet viewership to pray and fast. Beginning June 12th, next Monday, we are going to be praying and fasting for the nation of Spain. Every day next week, I will be posting the prayer topic for the given day. We ask that you would take some time during each day and focus your prayer attention on the topic, praying what the Lord would lay on your heart. Perhaps you would feel so inclined to participate by fasting a meal or series of meals. However you would be joyfully led is wonderful to us.

Until then...

Blessings To The Friends Of Spain,
Frank Sanchez

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