I love Buddy Barrel! He is one of my best friends! He helps us out here in Spain so much and in so many ways! Let me tell you about one of them.
One of the most important things missionaries do all over the world is to teach young people about the Bible and get them ready for ministry. When we missionaries go to a foreign country, we start churches, witness to people, preach on the streets, and see people get saved.
The very next thing we do as Assembly of God missionaries is that we start a Bible school to help the people that get saved to have a ministry of their own. We don’t want to be the only ones in the country that are preachers or teachers, we want the local people to be trained to work alongside of us.
The BGMC offerings you gave helped the Bible school here in Spain in two ways. One was to buy new books for the Bible school library. Another is to help pay the salary of one of the teachers. This is a very good thing. We need good, smart teachers to make class interesting for the students. (Nobody wants a boring
teacher!) The Bible school here in Spain is packed out. There are more students than there is room! We had to rent apartments away from the Bible school to have a place for everyone who wants to study the Bible to be able to do so. Young people are excited to study God’s Word.
Your BGMC offerings helped young people who are getting ready to take God’s message to the Spaniards who really need to hear it.
Thank you. God bless you. You have blessed us. We love you.
Scott & Marisa Smith
Missionaries to Spain