Thursday, March 29, 2007


Hello All,

I might have been inspired by my last post to be a bit more random. No, you won't hear my rendition of "Friends Are Friends Forever," so you can exhale! However, I digressed quite a bit and I realized that I liked that. In that spirit, I proceed:

- Check out updates on my Bible blog and my drum blog. The Bible blog now has all my sermons from Spain (In English!) and covers our new Men's Morning Fill Study, updated every Tuesday afternoon. The drum blog has a classic YouTube video up right now that just about anyone will enjoy.

- Speaking of the Men's Morning Fill, I had the chance to teach that for the first time this last Tuesday to the 25 men who assemble themselves here at 6 AM. I admit that the first couple of minutes were a bit nerve wracking, but after listening to the recording, I felt that most everything was clear. It's a real blessing to be able to teach at this ministry, and I look forward to how this particular study progresses. Thanks for praying!

- I highly recommend the teaching ministry of Pastor Jack Abeeleen from Morningstar Christian Fellowship in Whittier, California. His teaching style and depth of communication skill have been a real blessing to me as I commute. If you have an iPod and are looking for a good, solid set of teachings, then Pastor Jack is your guy! I have found his studies on Nehemiah to be exceptional.

- I had the opportunity to talk with a missionary from Hungary this morning from my office. I just wanted him to know that we were thinking about him and it blessed Him. See how easy that was! Of course, we are lookoing to be in contact with him on a more consistent basis, but this was my first chance to contact him. His name is Mark Beckwith, and I ask that you pray for him as he plans trips to the Sudan and the States in the summer.

- Speaking of trips, please lift up Pastor Carlos Casco as there are a few trips in his near future as well. I am sure that his website will have info on that soon.

- Check out Jason Dean's latest post with some pictures of the beautiful Australian coastline. There is a cool story of a miracle in that post as well. Being a former "gold guy," I check out his site frequently!

- Is "Miscellany" a word? If not, it should be!

Well, that is about it for my first random post. I might have gotten it out of me! We'll see.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Monday, March 26, 2007

An Explanatory Note

Hello All,

Alright, I know what you're thinking: "Will he ever truly be done!?" The answer is yes, but I wanted to post the slideshow below for the benefit of those who were unable to attend our Spain Team or Spain Chain meetings respectively. It was done in the spirit of what I used to participate in during my years in Youth Group. When I was a teen, we often said goodbye to our friends who were moving out of the area. This happened quite frequently because, at that time, Calvary Chapel of Redlands was filled with military personnel from Norton Airforce base. In fact, I am told that our church had some significance to airplanes that were flying over. It was called the "Calvary Turn!" In fact, services used to feature very loud airplanes going overhead...Anyway, I digress...

So, we would often say goodbye with the same song: "Friends Are Friends Forever" by Michael W. Smith. The scene was almost universally the same with lots of kids locked in arms and tears flowing like crazy. Sometimes, the tears would flow on account of the ones who chose to sing with the accompaniement track! "Maybe singing is not your gift," I would muse internally! Gosh, I am random today. Ok, one last random thought: What often made matters worse was when the girl who got up to sing would break down in the middle of the tune. Then, another set of not-so-gifted singers got up and helped finish the tune! At the time it was touching; today, I can't stop laughing!

Now, it's in this spirit that I put a emotional song that went with this slide show. I really chose it though because the words were a perfect prayer that I felt reflected my heart towards my brothers and sisters in Spain. The words come from the song "Every Day A Celebration" by DeGarmo & Key, an 80's Christian Rock band. I seem to remember that DeGarmo had a cool mullet! Anyway, the words go like this:
Every Day A Celebration
May God Bless you and keep you, as we each go our own way. May the grace of God surround you till He comes And until that day is here, may your hearts be free from fear With every day a celebration of His love I pray the light that comes from Jesus never leaves your smiling face May it light the way for others till He comes And until we see that day, we shall give our lives away With every day a celebration of His love. And when we finally see Him, He'll take our tears away Together we will praise Him, together celebrate. As I sing this exhortation, write these words upon your heart: Every day is ours to serve Him till He comes And to this world's surprise, from the dust we'll someday rise With every day a celebration of His love.
Written by Eddie DeGarmo & Dana Key

See what I mean? Someone pass me the kleenex...

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Final Spain Slide Show

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The End Of An Era

Hello All,

Last night was our final Spain Chain meeting. Before I write any more, I wanted to extend my thanks to those that were able to come and especially Scott and Jessica Washburn for hosting this final event. It was a blessing to be in their house tonight, especially to bid farewell to the Spain Chain personnel.

I am surprised every time that I retell our own story, just how fresh the feelings remain. There have been days now when being away from Spain has not affected me emotionally. Then I start telling the story and there are those same feelings again. It's one part loss, another part longing, and still a third part rejoicing. Mix that all together and you get what I feel in those moments of recall. Do I regret anything? Not one thing! I would rather have this feeling now with the memories, than to have never lived the missionary life at all. It was a true joy.

Add to this the relationships that we have enjoyed because of this venture of faith and it is undeniably worth every second. We sat there in the Washburn's living room, governed by a cuckoo clock, and gave a full report and answered every question. Afterward, we ended with the sumptuous dessert faire and laughed with each other to well past 10PM. Scott brought out his guitar and had it not been for Elizabeth telling us to "Stop Talking" (whose kid is that!?), we might well have been there much longer covering alternate chord voicings! We had a wonderful time.

While we will not have any more official meetings, we are always open to talking with anyone about any aspect of the mission that we undertook. Please feel free to contact us if you have that inclination.

Now, I am asking for some prayer for this upcoming week. I am about to begin teaching the Men's "Morning Fill" Bible study on Tuesday mornings. I am looking forward to teaching what will be a fully new study for me. I am teaching through the life of Joseph and have titled the study: "Providence & The Practical Redemption Of Man." The study will be available on my Bible page, which can be accessed on the right hand side of our main page, every Tuesday night. I am hoping that it will be a very interactive study and a blessing to the men of Calvary Laguna. Please pray that that will be the case.

Also, Happy Birthday wishes are in order today, as Lela has turned the corner on another year. I won't be the one to tell you how old she is, but I will say that I am just a little bit older! Happy Birthday honey!

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spain Chain Meeting Tonight!

Hello All,

Just wanted to send out a quick "e-minder" of our final Spain Chain meeting that is coming up this Friday night in Redlands. It will be hosted by Scott and Jessica Washburn and will begin at 6:30 PM. If you have a desire to attend, please give us a call on our cell phone, 909.904.5891. We intend this meeting to be a time of thanksgiving and an opportunity to answer questions and give a full report of our final 3 months on the mission field. After this meeting, we will no longer have any Spain Chain or Spain Team meetings, so there is an added novelty! Anyway, we hope that whoever has a desire to attend will be able to do so. We always enjoy the fellowship and the blessing of sharing God's faithfulness with those who have taken ownership of this ministry.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Sunday, March 18, 2007

One Fine Weekend!

Hello All,

I am a person who loves irony and the things of God's providence. This weekend has been that for me. For example, we had our Spain Team meeting this last weekend. This is not to be confused with the Spain CHAIN meeting that will happen this next Friday night with our general public. Our Spain Team is the group of people who were with us from the very inception of our dream to go to Spain. They are our family and most close confidants. I found it ironic that we met Friday night, which will be our last official meeting and was also the day that I received my first paycheck from Laguna. It is ironic because I could tell them and declare here, that from the first day of our mission to our last day, God used a variety of people and church organizations, to minister to our every financial need exclusively. Over that entire period, we watched as God met deadlines, paid bills and even more, through the generous hearts of our Team and our Chain. To my knowledge, we have nothing left over. God met every need perfectly, giving us just enough. Then as that season closed, God put us under the care of Calvary Laguna!

Before I move on, our Spain Team meeting was awesome. I love our team for so many reasons. First, they are truly our family in the very real sense of the word. Our Dads and Moms, Aunts and Uncles, brothers and sisters have been involved. But more than that, we have friends that have been family to us for years, who have generously given of their prayers and wisdom. When we met on Friday, it was a fitting end to this wonderful chapter in our lives.

I mentioned providence earlier. Providence is the understanding that God is the master architect of every human life. It is an awe inspiring concept to consider how ironic God's providence is. Friday we had our meeting with our Spain Team and today at church, Pastor Chris brought us before the congregation to introduce us as part of the staff of the church. He mentioned to the church that he had begun praying for the right staff to come and had thought about us 6 months ago. This was not a new thought, but for some reason, it hit me really strongly. 6 months ago, I was praying for visas to stay in Spain. At that same time, he was praying that God would bring a staff that would bless this church. I guess he won and I lost!? I suppose time will tell, but I was awed again by the majesty of God's providence, on the one side answering prayer positively and on the other answering negatively. All the while intending to fit us jointly together for the work that now lays before us!

Anyone else awed by this in their lives!? Looking back, how DID God get this to happen in my life? It's His good hand over us, that causes us to look at the confusion of the past in the filter of the very ordered present and declare what we only believed then: That He is good and His mercy endures forever!

By the way, I got to play drums for the first time at our new church today. Pretty cool! It's always a blessing to be part of that experience. "Let's see...Chris Reinhardt was out a drummer today and I just happen..." There I go again!

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Friday, March 16, 2007

A Letter From Spain

Hello All,

Thought I would take this opportunity to share this email I received from my friend, J.D. Bennett who is serving in Northern Spain. For those who might be interested in more information, please let me know.

Hello Friends,

It´s been some time...

WE are told from Romans 10 "that in hardships we are More than Conquerors in him who loves us." I´m teaching from Romans these days, and the message has certainly spoken to me before I can communicate it to the others. This month has had some of the biggest peaks and valley´s of my time in Spain. We are seeing new believers coming to church and great fruit from the labor, while at the same time crises with other people. I´ve seen great things happening as I continue to witness to Chang & Jaider, and as I disciple, as well as I can, Abel & Elio- who are new Believers from peru. Also I have a good group of older youth/young adults coming on Fridays to Friday Night Live. This ministry has transformed from a "prayer & praise night." Two people in our Tafalla congregation suffer from severe depression and bring complicated situations from their past. We also have people visiting who used to go to different churches in other parts of Navarra, but are coming to our church because it is closer or more in line with their theology. Please pray that we can avoid any wrong feelings with other protestant churches in Navarra & demonstrate that we are never "sheepstealing." Also, our two church plants are open more than ever, with more activities than a few months ago, but the funding of the Artajona Project has been far less than the expenses of running the ministry. Please keep me & my family in your prayers as you know I am still trying to raise about $800 a month for the Artajona Project, which is this ministry I am describing. Feel free to call me friends! (editor's note: info available upon request.)

I miss you guys, later- JD

Speaking of friends in Spain, Pastor Carlos has updated his site here. And for those that came to our last Spain Chain meeting back in the Summer of 06', you will remember the wonderful couple that came to share with us, Ivan & Eunice. Their webpage is here. We are hoping to meet with them again soon. And finally, another set of friends of ours, the Jacksons are back in Spain as well, Madrid to be specific. Their webpage is here.

I was thinking that you probably believe I have given up on learning Spanish. Well, I have not! I really recommend the Rosetta Stone and a great free podcast called "Coffee Break Spanish." I am linking this on the right for those of you who want to learn at a really easy pace. I bring it up now because unit 3 begins on March 31st and someone who wanted to catch up with the other lessons might be able to do so in this intermediate time. I would especially recommend this for those traveling to Mexico or hoping to do so in the near future on a short term mission trip. There is some great conversational information available and it's completely free. Check it out here.

Hasta La Semana Que Viene! (I learned that on Coffee Break Spanish!)

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Starting Over vs. Starting Fresh

Hello All,

I have been thinking about the difference between these two perspectives. At first, they sound synonymous, but I believe that there are subtle differences. Starting over has a negative connotation, while starting fresh is much more positive. To me, it's akin to the sayings, "I am cleaning my slate," versus, "I have a new slate." Does that make sense? Maybe not! But the point is simple: I don't want to leave behind what I have learned in my previous experiences, as though they are not applicable now. I don't want to erase them and become a different person. I want the Lord to redeem them and allow me to write a new, fresh perspective that will hopefully bring a blessing for Calvary Laguna. At Redlands or in Jerez, what I have learned, positively or negatively, has affected me positively! God has worked out things for good in my life, and what I have learned, experienced and come to know must now come to bear on my new situation in Laguna.

I get to start fresh, do things right, learn to avoid bad decisions by making good ones. I get that opportunity every day and I am very thankful. Past relationship issues don't come into play here. I have all new fresh relationships, each with the potential to be hazardous, but with more potential to be wondrous! I am truly blessed!

My new situation has afforded me with the opportunity to reflect upon my relationship with the Lord. I find that this new slate phenomenon happens with the Lord as well.

"This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:20-23

Imagine having to start over with the Lord! I'd rather start fresh, each day with a new batch of His mercy!

I hope that you are living in that realization as well. His mercies are new every morning. Every day is an opportunity to write something new, to perpetuate the story that He intends to tell. With the Lord, we don't need a new circumstance. We simply need to be thankful for his mercy and grateful to have the opportunity to watch Him write the story before us.

It's wonderful to serve Him. There are definite challenges and serving anywhere will be exhausting at times. Tuesday night for example, I was falling asleep in my sushi because that day begins at 3:30 AM! But there is joy to be had when one realizes that we can start fresh each and every day of our lives.

Maybe the commute hasn't hit me yet (2 hours this evening!) or maybe I'm just overstating something that everybody knows and lives in the reality of. Maybe, I'm just grateful right now. That will be good enough for me.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Saturday, March 10, 2007

1 Week Down...

Hello All,

Well, technically a week! Tuesday and Wednesday I went down to the office in Irvine, while Thursday, Friday and Saturday were spent in beautiful Big Bear City with most of the staff from Calvary Laguna.

We met with the rest of the staff in the mountains and found our rented house. There were eight of us, but plenty of room in this spacious rental. Friday night, Pastor Chris served up a mean tri-tip dinner, while my wife smashed potatoes. We sat around the table and laughed together, getting to know each other in the process through various stories and anecdotes.

After dinner, we decided to play Taboo and Catch Phrase, Men v. Ladies of course. I am proud to say that the Men bested the Ladies in the typical "Best Of 3" format! What a way to begin our weekend. The Ladies said that they did not really care about the competition, which is good because they lost!

Saturday was an extensive time of prayer and study, as Chris "cast out the vision" for us as a staff. The vision for Calvary Laguna is to connect with God, each other and the world. The purpose of the retreat was to cover this concept and brainstorm ideas that could facilitate this vision that's been cast over our church. I admit that what transpired was dizzying, as ideas and concepts began to fly all over the room. It was an exciting and inspiring process to be a part of, as it seems that most anything was open for discussion. Especially exciting was seeing my wife add in significant portions for discussion, thanks mostly to our Mothers, who took turns watching the kids over the weekend. Thanks Moms!

Our final session ended just after midnight on Saturday night, as we discussed making the connection with the world around us. After this session, which lasted almost 4 hours, I was absolutely spent, exhausted, but exhilarated to have the chance to participate in what will be the spiritual bedrock philosophically of our church over the next 5 to 10 years. Kudos to Pastor Chris and Tatum Norman, whose leadership is a true blessing to all who had the chance to make it to this special retreat.

As we came down the mountain though, a vicious reality presented itself to us: Tommorow is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, otherwise known as "The Bad One!" Yes, we lose some sleep, an hour, which means the commute will be that much more fun tomorrow morning. But with the excitement over this weekend still fresh in my mind, I am sure that I will enjoy it, despite the early hour.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Notes From The Commute

"Then the king said to me, 'What do you request?' So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, 'If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.' Then the king said to me (the queen also sitting beside him), 'How long will your journey be? And when will you return?' So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. Furthermore I said to the king, 'If it pleases the king, let letters be given to me for the governors of the region beyond the River, that they must permit me to pass through till I come to Judah, and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he must give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel which pertains to the temple, for the city wall, and for the house that I will occupy.' And the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me." Nehemiah 2:4-8

Hello All,

As many of you know, the commute into Orange County can be daunting. It is as much as 2 hours and as little as 50 minutes, depending on the time of day. Some places are always a bear to get through, Green River Dr. for example, being ever afflicted with high traffic. I am thankful to the Lord to have some time to meditate on the Word and take in a sermon (or 2!) on the way into work through podcasts.

This week, I have been listening to Chuck Swindoll's series of podcasts on the book of Nehemiah. Normally, Lela and I listen to him as part of our Monday/Tuesday night devotion, so this morning was a repeat, but a worthy one. Chuck was making the point that missions, either those of the stateside local church, or those on the international front, often have great givers to thank, but rarely do. Here is a little excerpt from that podcast.

"I am reminded of Richard Halverson's words in his preface to his book 'Perspective.' He says this: 'I dedicate my book to faithful Christian layman, who with silent heroism, under relentless secular pressure, fight the economic battle as stewards of the living God. Thank God upon every remembrance of these faithful men and women.' The silent heroes of this pulpit are not those that stand behind it, but those that support it. And of this church and of every mission endeavor, the silent hero is the fellow that never gets to the field, but says to the fellow that's gifted, 'I'll stand behind you.'... Christian workers are spread like tentacles, like irrigation canals that God directs and moves because there are the Artaxerxes' that faithfully stand behind them."
Pastor Chuck Swindoll "Preparation For A Tough Job, Pt.2", 1/16/07, from the Hand Me Another Brick series.

I have seen this first hand and wanted to take a moment to thank all those that gave generously to us for the entire breadth of our ministry in Spain, beginning to end. As I have said before, most of our income came directly from families or friends, though corporate church bodies were involved as well. To those who gave: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

That being said, I pray that I will now be the layman that sets my eyes to continue to invest in the things of the mission field and I pray that you might continue to do the same. These brothers and sisters need our resource. Let us be faithful to partner with the Lord and be the Artaxerxes' for those with the vision to give their lives for the sake of the Kingdom.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Monday, March 05, 2007

Cultivating A Cultural Prayer Life

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." I Timothy 2:1-4

Hello All,

Prayers be made for all men...people! It's never been easier to pray for various celebrities and political figures. I hope that as the media sends more and more prayer cards in the form of internet articles and news coverage, that the people of God rise up and do their part. The culture at large will never join the church, but they will endlessly, sometimes shamefully, present painful details to the world at large. Since we are in the world and not of the world, we can pray.

Most of the time we are shocked, but not moved spiritually. We are amazed, but not impressed to pray. We gawk with no compassion, maybe because we believe that there is no hope for them! Have they sold their souls? Are they outside the grip of God's hand or are we failing to believe that God wants to work the miracle of salvation in their hearts just as He did in ours? Either way, whichever answer you subscribe to, God still calls us to pray.

In praying for all men (people), we join into God's heart for them, namely that they will be saved, recognizing Him as the Savior. Praying also defeats the tendency to criticize and gossip and reminds us that the superstars that the world exploits are the souls that the Lord longs to reveal Himself to.

Praying is the first step. From there, who knows what vision we will have for the world at large! Who knows what will be birthed in our hearts from the Lord! All we have to do is take the Lord at His word and pray! Our prayers don't have to be long and ornate. Simply, God, reveal yourself to ________ and save their lives and their hearts from the destiny that they would choose apart from you.

Blessings... To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

Friday, March 02, 2007

The Final Spain Chain Email

Hello All,

If you are on the Spain Chain, this just came out today and thought I would share it here for the benefit of those not on the Chain. Thanks for checking in.

Dear Friends,
This is a bittersweet moment for me. I write knowing that it is our last Spain Chain email. I have sincerely enjoyed writing these, and I am thankful that they have been received by such supportive and loving people with a love for the work of the Lord in Spain and our family. Much has happened this month that I want to make you aware of as we finish this chapter in our lives.

Family First!
First, on the family front. I did not remember how long it took to set up one’s house! When Lela and I did that 10 years ago this June, it did not seem to take as long as it does now! And then there are the millions of choices for various services. Add to these difficulties our recent problems with a water leak in our kitchen and you have a semi-chaotic month. At present, we are home and have finally begun to feel a sense of settlement.

In the midst of that, Renae has truly enjoyed her time at the Packinghouse Academy. It helps that she is speaking her native language exclusively, has a wonderful, nurturing teacher in Miss Dana Shedd and that Grandma Sanchez is ever present with the Kindergarten class! The Packinghouse Academy has provided a great haven of stability for our oldest daughter and we are thankful to the Lord for the opportunity to send Renae there for this season of time.

This last month has been a slow re-adjustment to American life. The pace of life, though familiar, is always difficult to re-emerge in. Thankfully, we feel that much more adjusted and are ready to face the mission before us.

Choosing To Accept It!
During the struggles of the last month, the concurrent question has involved where we would minister next. Two weeks after we returned home, Pastor Chris Norman called me unexpectedly. Chris is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Laguna, located in Irvine and a long time family friend. He explained that Pastor Ed Rea had recommended me for some staff vacancies that had recently come up, so he called to inquire about our interest in joining the ministry team of Calvary Laguna.

At first, Lela and I were skeptical and were pretty sure that we would not want to move immediately, especially with Renae so content in her new school. After meeting with Chris and his wife Tatum, they assured us that they would be willing to work with us on a commute basis until June, when we could make a move into the Irvine area. At that time, they would re-adjust our salary needs, including the cost of moving into an Orange County dwelling place.

After this meeting with Pastor Chris, we met with the Board of Director for Calvary Laguna and they approved us. February 27th I began to move into my new office and meet the staff. They are delightful people! March 6th officially marks the beginning of my tenure at Calvary Laguna as the Assistant Pastor to Senior Pastor Chris Norman. It is an exciting opportunity and I am ready to get going on what I believe will be a wonderful partnership in ministry.

We ask for your prayers to continue to be with us as we join this church. They have had a difficult past and a lot of instability in the past several months with staff turnover. Pray that Lela and I and our family would be a blessing to Pastor Chris and his family, the staff and the body of Calvary Laguna.

Closing A Chapter
Wow, my last Spain Chain section! Thank you all for your profound support over the course of this ministry to Jerez. It has been the experience of a lifetime and would not have been possible without you. In this last email, it has been impossible to tell you of all the things that the Lord has done and is doing without making this into a small booklet! In that spirit, we want to invite you to a final Spain Chain meeting. It will take place Friday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. Scott and Jessica Washburn, faithful Packinghouse members, have graciously offered to let us use their home for that evening to share with you our adventures over the last three months. Here is how you get to their Redlands home.

(Directions have been deleted from this net release but are included in the Spain Chain Email. For information, directions or questions about this event, email us at or call us at 909 904 5891.)

Even as this is the end of our physical ministry to Spain and our ICM account is now closed, please know that we remain as dedicated as ever to the cause of Christ reaching the heart of Spaniards. We have been keeping in touch with the Casco family through email and phone calls, checking in on their website ( and remembering them in our finances. We intend to continue to do what we can to further the work of God in Spain. I pray that you might consider doing the same.

I want to close this email now with one final thought. I have mentioned over and over again that this mission was a dream come true. It has not ended as I thought or hoped that it would in one regard. I had imagined many years, many churches and many more Spanish words in my vocabulary. Instead I lived a lesson with my family that I taught before I left to a few churches in a message called “The Search For Significance.” It was based out of Genesis chapter 12, where God tells Abraham to go to a land that He would show him. I mentioned that the place was not significant; rather, it is the person who calls us on the journey to walk with Him and discover what makes Him worth speaking about to the Nations. In this time, I have discovered that the Lord is the dream, the vision and significance that I long for. Following Him IS the journey and where I end up with my family in tow is inconsequential, because in all situations, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has called me to walk with and introduce to others, is the dream that everyone desires. It is not the place, it is the Person who beckons us to come.

I leave the mission field fulfilled and satisfied knowing that we followed Jesus for the time that He called us. I leave with a clear testimony of His providing hand and His gentle comfort. I leave with a knowledge that His love for His church is so great, that He would move a family overseas to bring healing and care to just a few, the lone sheep if you will. The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised!

I hope that you will be able to meet us on the 23rd. It will be a fun time of sharing and it will be wonderful to see you all.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.Jude 24,25

Frank Sanchez, Author
Lela Sanchez, Editor-In-Chief
Renae, Caleb & Elizabeth Sanchez, Orange County Bound Babies!