Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Important Ministry Update ~ May/ June

 We have exciting news and 
important ministry updates to share with you.

It finally happened - Isaiah and Andrew have graduated from high school!  We came home from the field of Spain exactly three years ago for this purpose, and our hearts are so thankful to the Lord His grace made it happen.   Along with the great academic, sports, and music experiences, God has taught us all great spiritual lessons during this time.  

Pray for us now as we begin yet another change in our family’s life, and especially that Andrew and Isaiah will seek Christ and His desires throughout their college career.  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great News!!!

Our belongings from Spain have arrived at the Port of Tampa!!!

We are planning to pay the last $600 to release them this month. Yes, it's another $600 that the port agent tacked on due to an inspection they randomly chose to do of our crate. We don't understand this extra fee, but we trust God to provide. Thank you to all those who have already given to help bring our personal belongings back from Spain. 

We are so thankful to be continuing in music ministry and preaching. Joseph preached in a local church here in Saint Petersburg last Sunday, and Michael had the opportunity to play hymns for the first time on the piano. What a blessing to hear them playing and praising together. 

Our boys have started school. We have two seniors. Isaiah and Andrew started pre-school together and have been together ever since. It seems unreal that they will be graduating together come May. 
Michael has begun his sophomore year with AP classes and yes, braces too! They will take the field for their first home football game this Friday playing defense and Michael playing lead drummer for the Royal Ambassador Marching band. We can't wait!

We covet your prayers as we continue to seek God's will for our family and future plans. 

Your servants,
Joseph, Danielle, Isaiah, Andrew, and Michael Contreras

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Momentous Moments

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

When Missionaries Lose Their Adventurous Spirit

As a young teenage girl, I approached going on missions trips as an adventure! It was what I was called to do. From the time I was 10 years old I felt called to take the name of Jesus to other children who didn't know Him.

Finally, I would be going to the uttermost parts of the earth! Mexico, Guatemala, and Paraguay were my destinations at the age of 15, 16 and 20. Oh! the thrill of the unknown and the joy of speaking Spanish to those who did not know Jesus.

Fast forward almost 20 years, three sons and 14 years on the mission field of Spain. I was settled! In love with the city of Gijon and it's people. We had friends, a ministry, and a close knit family.

God has now called us back to to the United States. We have been living stateside for almost two years. Getting settled and trying to make the best of it.  This is a whole new adventure. I find myself struggling to think of ever moving again. To even allow myself the thought of launching out into new ministries. Where has my adventurous spirit gone?

I'm a teacher missionary. It's a calling. As our pastor said tonight,
"If you are called to be in the ministry, don't stoop to be a prime minister!"

This resonated in my heart. I can not settle. I must keep serving no matter where I am planted. Yes, even if we are called to leave our comfort zone again and again.

We were commissioned and sent. We came home, but we are still called and set apart. I will go and serve wherever He sends us on our next adventure home or abroad.

"Here am I Lord, send me."

~ Dani

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