Carol and Charles Dewitt
The DeWitts are missionaries in La Estación, Madrid. They are helping start a new church plant, The Station, aptly named because it is located in the area of a historic Madrid landmark, the Principe Pio train station. Our goal is to start a church that will reach people in the heart of the city, and this location is a perfect setting. It is a major crossroads for people connecting to their bus, metro, or train, touring the nearby Royal Palace, strolling along the Manzanares River, or shopping in the mall. What a strategic location for a church, and what a great opportunity to reach people with the gospel!
Israel and Sonia Martorell
"As with our other church planting projects, our primary role is to support and encourage national leadership. The lead church planters for La Estación are Spanish couple Israel and Sonia Martorell. They have previously served in youth and pastoral ministries, and recently completed a course in church planting from Tim Keller and Redeemer City to City. Israel's first priorities are to cast vision, gather a core group, and raise funds. We are glad to help them with these goals, as we are so encouraged to see nationals with faith and commitment leading a major church planting effort."
Give to Flatrock through our giving page to help support DeWitts or you can give directly to DeWitt's through MTW, Mission to the World.
Prayer and Praise:
- A meeting location for Sundays, and open homes to start cell groups. Rent is high in this part of the city. We need an office from which to do our outreach programs, and we need at least some of our core group members to live in the zone.
- Outreach to people in the target area. Through serving the needs of the community (the homeless, the elderly, after-school tutoring, etc), we hope to see many come to faith in Jesus. After all, that’s the main reason we do church planting in the first place!
- Also, please continue to pray for New Life Church, with which we also continue to work. We give praise for the good progress of this church too, which now has regular attendance of about 25 people, and is taking steps towards becoming self-sufficient in finances and leadership.
We count it a great privilege to serve in the gospel ministry in Madrid. Please pray for us as we continue with the formation of "New Life" and "The Station" churches.