Newsletter for August 2017

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Please click the link below to find out what has been going on during our time on home service, and to find out the exciting news about what is going on in Spain! We have an update regarding the property in Sevilla!

Newsletter August 2017

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Saint James, the Greater (25 July) Buried in Spain

Saint James the Greater

Saint James, the Greater (25 July)

Buried in Spain

“St. James and his brother John, sons of Zebedee and Salome (see Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40), were fishermen in the Sea of Galilee who were called with Peter and his brother Andrew to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:18-22). In the Gospel lists of Jesus’ disciples, James is listed following Peter and preceding John. Together, these three appear as leaders of the Twelve. Because James precedes John, it is reasoned that James is the elder of the brothers. The Book of Acts records that James was beheaded by Herod Agrippa I, probably between AD 42 and 44 (Acts 12:1-2). Thus James is the first of the Twelve to die a martyr.”

-Treasury of Daily Prayer

Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Well, the time is certainly flying by as we continue to get more and more comfortable in our new home. The kids have finished their last day of school here in Seville. And I could not be more proud of how hard they have been working to learn the Spanish language, and how doubly hard they have had to work to keep up with their studies (since all classes are taught and all homework and tests are assigned in Spanish).

They have made friends, learned to love and embrace the culture, and have genuinely enjoyed their new life here in Spain. I thank God for these blessed gifts, these wonderful children, whom I do not deserve. Children truly are the greatest gifts that God gives to a husband and wife. I am looking forward to watching what the Lord will continue to do with and through these children in the days, months, and years to come!