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Update From The Francis Family

By | Aug 03, 2015

This is going to be a very long post, so I would encourage everyone to give it a read, but what I will do is put in a nice little table of contents for this post so that if you want you can skip ahead to what ever interests you the most. This will be […]

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Is Spain Going To Say Adios To It’s Most Well Known Tradition?

By | Oct 03, 2013

In hard times, some people will try almost anything. The government of Spain is considering switching time zones to make their citizens more productive AND saying ¡Adios! the traditional siesta. Spain first changed time zones in 1942 when the dictator Franco wanted to synchronize his military machine with that of his potential allies in Nazi Germany […]

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The darker it gets The more powerful the tiniest of lights gets.

By | Sep 17, 2013

I was listening to this great sermon from Dr. Larry Osborne preaching about “How To Live In Babylon” Near the end he says: “The darker it gets The more powerful the tiniest of lights gets.” Watch the whole sermon here: photo by: seyed mostafa zamani

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Paperwork Update: Some new supporting documents come in and good forward progress

By | Sep 03, 2013

In our previous email newsletter I said that we were on track to leave in October or November as long as things go right, and that statement led people to think we were already leaving. I need to clarify since that email was mostly to let people know about the passing of Karen’s father I […]

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Reaching out to the hurting in Spain

By | Sep 03, 2013

A recent report came out this weekend stating that the unemployment rate in Spain among 25 year-olds and under is over 56% and over 25% of all unemployed people in ALL of Europe live in Spain. The saddest statistic in that report was that 1 in 5 children in Spain are living in poverty (families […]

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A Long Journey Home Completed July 23, 2013

By | Aug 06, 2013

On July 23, 2013 Robert H. Midyett Jr. finished his long journey home and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Bob, as he was known by many, died at peace in his home with his family at his side in Show Low, AZ. Bob is preceded in death by […]

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FEREDE and FADE Takes Up Our Case – Departure Date On The Horizon

By | Jul 06, 2013

Finally after many months we have some news to report on our visa progress. It has been 4 months since we made our most recent request to the Spanish Ministry of Justice to certify the existence of the church and our membership in it. For those of you who may not be up to speed […]

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A Ministry Opportunity While We Wait – Preaching Christ in Safford, AZ

By | Jul 02, 2013

We are happy to announce that for the duration of our wait for a visa to live in Spain we will be the guest ministers at Safford Church of God. In April we were approached by the head of the Church Of God in Arizona Bishop Thompson and he asked us if we would be […]

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Noah in the copilot seat and Belén in the passenger seat

Noah and Belén’s Wild Flight

By | Jun 23, 2013

Noah and Belén had a cool opportunity to fly in a commuter plane a on June 22 as part of a promotional event for a local aviation club to get kids interested in aviation. We got up early Saturday morning so that they could make their flight before we left for Safford. The kids were excited […]

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Does Child Sponsorship Work

Does Child Sponsorship Have An Impact?

By | Jun 15, 2013

Our partner ministry, Partners in Action, specializes in reaching out to children and families in impoverished countries. Working with them we have often promoted child sponsorship as well as seen the effects of child sponsorships in the lives of the children we worked with. Our vision is to feed, clothe, educate, raise, and give hope […]

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Set Your Sails Against The Storm

By | Mar 16, 2013

December 26th 1998 was a day like any other before it. It was the day the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race was set to begin, the same day every year for the last 54 years. Yachting is a dangerous sport and with high winds and rough seas the reality of loss is more than just […]

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Our letter from the MOJ In Spain, It lacks 10 words.

The Fantastic Paper Work Update! (No we don’t have our letter yet…)

By | Mar 12, 2013

It is getting harder and harder to think of new ways to say that we are waiting on paper work! That is still the case though as I sit here writing this post. Maybe as I write the FedEx guy will knock on the door and hand us the letter like he did last time! […]

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The letter

Letter From Liliana

By | Mar 05, 2013

This is an encouraging email we got from Liliana in Spain: Dear Jeremy and Karen. I hope you are well, enjoying the blessings of the Lord in every area of ​​your lives. Around here, we are working hard day to day, some days more enthusiastically, others just putting faith in God and believing that he […]

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Hard Economic Times and Usury – How To Pray For Spain in March

By | Mar 04, 2013

This is an excerpt from Pastor Dani, standing up against hypocrisy in the government and calling the people of the church to stand up and serve the people who are hurting because the government has refused to do so. There are links to the news stories he is talking about. Enough already! … More and […]

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Moving forward hopefully!

By | Feb 04, 2013

We wanted to post an update for every one. We had a follow up appointment Friday and we were blessed to have had a meeting with the head of the visa department. She certified our documents and checked over the kids paperwork so that when we go back they don’t have to make the trip. […]

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News

We have news!

By | Jan 10, 2013

It has been a great holiday season for us all and we hope that you and yours had a wonderful time as well.  We were so blessed to get that much more time with our families.  We have been praying for the Lord to open doors and get us to Spain but have realized that […]

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Redeeming the Waiting - Clock detail of La Torre del Rellotge in Barcelona Spain

Where Have We Been? Plus a Pleasant Surprise…

By | Nov 12, 2012

It has been about a month since we last posted any news. Honestly it was getting hard for us to come up with anything new to tell people. That is the frustrating thing with where we are now, there is nothing new. No new news, nothing encouraging, nothing exciting… It has honestly been a struggle […]

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The First Snow

By | Nov 12, 2012

Well it is officially COLD in Arizona!  We hear from Spain each week but nothing on when our letter will arrive yet. The letter is in the hands of God but also the postal service so it is a waiting game still. We have come to realize that God has us here for a reason. What exactly that […]

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From Noah and Belen

By | Nov 12, 2012

Belen:  It’s cold. Its 40 degrees at noon. The ponds are frozen and cold! There was an inch  of snow, but it’s melting. Yesterday it was snowing and snowing! I wonder if  they make  coats for chickens or coffee for dogs? Because I have a coat and hot tea each morning and   they don’t. […]

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Video Update 9-28-2012

By | Sep 28, 2012

This week Karen gives us a video update: What’s going on while we are waiting for our letter from Spain Riots in Madrid Catalonia Independence

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