We're Moving to Barcelona!

Before John and I even got engaged, we started doing ministry in lower income areas in Austin and would ask people if there was anything we could pray for them. The responses we received surprised us when person after person said yes to prayer!

About 85% of the people we met said yes to prayer and were interested in us coming back and sharing a story from the Bible. We started to meet up with the people we met and would continue to do life together, learning together what it looks like to follow Jesus.

God began to stir in our hearts - what would this look like to invite the people we knew to invite them into our home using the same model?

So we did exactly that! We started to invite people into our home [mainly all my Instagram friends hehe] and we began to study the Bible together, while continuing to build a relationship with them.

Two years ago, God very clearly told us that we were to pack our backs, sell our belongings and move to Spain to continue the same work.

Towards the end of June last year, we left our corporate jobs to pursue full-time ministry to continue this work in Austin. We continued to teach others how to follow + obey Jesus, equipped churches how they can share their faith, and spend time raising up leaders here in Austin.

We were in constant awe of God moving and changing hearts. We’ve graciously got to witness people all over come to faith: family members, friends, coworkers, and friends in the photography community.

This June we will be moving to Spain with two other married couples who we have been doing ministry alongside the past couple of years. These next couple of months leading up to our big move we are working on visa application, making sure all the logistics are in order, doing church trainings, equipping leaders in Austin to take over the ministry, and soaking up time with our loved ones.

God continues to remind us that we can do nothing apart from Him. In this season of transition, God continues to remind me of His faithfulness and despite our circumstances, He is STILL good.

We are so excited to follow the calling He has stirred in our hearts and can’t wait to share more stories of what He is doing in Spain! You can follow along on our adventures & hear how God is moving here! :)

If you would like to learn more about our mission or would like to partner with us in prayer or financially, check out more information here.

Julia Mann