This past October, The Spanish Lutheran Church held their annual Assembly. The Assembly is an opportunity for all the members of the Spanish Lutheran Church to come together. One of the many blessings, is the ever-growing number of children. Shelee Warner and I were tasked with providing study and activities for the children. Thirteen children attended the Assembly and were divided by age.
The work in Spain began with Argentinian pastors supported by LCMS Missions in 1999. Today 3 congregations have been established in Madrid, Sevllia and Cartagena. There are 2 LCMS church planting pastors serving alongside 2 ordained Spaniard pastors. Additionally, three other men are currently being prepared as pastors. The IELE is a mission of LCMS and has a FORO partnership circle which meets once a year in Sevilla and once a year in Florida in order to bring the needs of the IELE to potential supporters of the work there.