SERVING IN: Spain , Europe
Jack and Ann Chalk are second-career missionaries being called to the mission field in 1993. After six years in the mountains of northern Mexico they were directed by God to the war-torn country of Sierra Leone in West Africa. They spent the next six years at a Bible college and establishing a counseling center for women abused during the war. In 2006 they transitioned to Aberdeen, Scotland to begin a new era of evangelistic ministry. In answering God’s call, they moved to Córdoba, Spain in 2012 to begin a church planting ministry.
Like many of you, we have been holding on to the above promise and resting confident in God’s loving care. The lockdown was officially over in Spain on June 21, but with a new normal which mandates the wearing of masks in public places and maintaining social distancing. Although the number of cases of the virus has diminished, it is still around and with the opening of the country to foreign tourists, things could change rapidly.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many Christians are tempted to ask if this is the judgment of God on the world, and some will just assume that it is. They see it as an opportunity to talk to people about God and His Gospel. I would caution that before you bring God into any conversation with unbelievers you need to be ready to answer the question, “If God is real, why doesn’t He stop this plague?” You need to have an answer ready and “I don’t know” or “His ways are higher than our ways”, will not cut it with an unbeliever.
Ann continues her ministry to the beggars on the streets. Some are actually homeless and some live in Gypsy camps outside the city. She put together special Christmas bags to give them with some bread, candy, and leaflets explaining the reason we celebrate Christmas. Jack continues working on his new book and we both have been able to go out with the Red Box ministry on Wednesday nights, after the prayer meeting in our home.
We hope to get this to you in time for you to pray for our Christmas outreach. We are having leaflets printed that explain why the displays of a baby in a manger seen all over the city are there and why that baby, being the Savior of sinners, is the founder of the church so revered here. Much is done here in the name of Christmas (Navidad), but Christ is left out. Oh, that we can be used to change that!
In the midst of all the medical issues, Ann is doing the heavy work at home, continuing her bread ministry, and hosting the Red Box prayer meetings in our home. More will come as we are able.
Ann continues her bread ministry to the homeless on the streets, and the Red Box ministry comes to our home to pray before going to a plaza to preach the gospel.
Ann continues with her bread ministry. She is finding fewer people on the streets now as summer is upon us and those that can move to cooler climates.
The Red Box group continues meeting in our home on Wednesdays for prayer before going to the plaza to preach and minister one on one. We have continued to minister to the individuals God has put in our lives, which now includes a team of cardiologist
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