Barcelona, located near the northeast corner of Spain, is Spain’s second largest city. It is one of the world’s leading tourist, financial, cultural, educational and sports centers, giving it a status as one of the world’s major global cities. It is a transport hub with one of Europe’s principal seaports and has an international airport which handles over 35 million passengers per year. It connects Spain with France and the rest of Europe by high-speed rail. The local language is Catalan, but Spanish is widely spoken. There is a small lampstand in Barcelona, but the saints there do not speak either language, making the propagation difficult.
The Lord is moving in a marvelous way in Girona, a city about one hour north of Barcelona. There is a small lampstand there, but for several years there was no increase because the saints are not locals. Through a Catalan brother who received the Rhema books last year, the Lord has raised up an entire Catalan family. The saints in the church in Girona have been endeavoring and shepherding these new ones faithfully and with zeal, but they are very short-handed. The new ones are all enjoying the ministry, and several of them attended the conference in Malaga in early November as well as the conference in Lisbon on 6-8 December.
A few months ago the Lord brought to Barcelona a couple from the US, who are very burdened for the situation there and the surrounding towns and cities and are co-laboring with the brothers in Girona to take care of the whole situation in the northeast of Spain. However, although the harvest is ripe, the laborers are few.
How we need to pray that the Lord will thrust out workers into His harvest!
- That the Lord will have a breakthrough in Madrid, with an increase in life and number to gain the vessels that He needs for a strong expression in the capital city of Spain.
- That the Lord will thrust out workers into His harvest for the raising up of a lampstand in Barcelona and Girona.