TWO Days Until we Move Overseas!!!

Wow, we are just TWO DAYS away from launching to Barcelona! Evening typing this out doesn’t seem “real” just yet. As you know, this has been something that has been covered in prayer for the past two years and we are thrilled to see what God has in store for us!

God has continued to provide this month for all of our needs - physical, emotional, spiritual + financial. We are blown away by His continually faithfulness and He has been growing our faith!

PRAISE GOD MOMENTS + MOVING UPDATES:

MINISTRY IN AUSTIN - We got to witness FOUR baptisms within a span of two weeks right before we left Austin! One of our dear friends got baptized and then a man we met on the East Side (while praying for people one day) got baptized with his two sons! God is continuing to raise up and equip leaders over in Austin to continue the ministry. One of the gals started a bible study in her home of girls who wanted to dig deeper in the word and learn simple ways to share their faith. Their first meeting was this past Monday so please pray that God continues to work in their lives! This was an encouragement to us and to witness The Lord move in Austin.

WE ARE FULLY FUNDED - The Lord has blessed us immensely and we are excited to announce that our whole team fully funded for Barcelona! Praise God for His continual provision! We are thankful for every single one of y’all who have covered us in prayers, encouragement and for supporting us financially. We cannot thank you each enough.

VISAS ARE APPROVED - We received our visa in the mail and will be doing a student visa for the first few months in Spain. We are praising God for His provision in this!!!

TIME IN TENNESSEE - We left Austin on May 13th and have been spending our time here in Tennessee before launching to Spain. We’ve had great time with John’s family + childhood friends and were apart of his brother’s wedding last weekend! We’ve gotten to connect with our friends here and other ministry partners and has been super encouraging time here!

HOUSING IN SPAIN - We will be living in an airbnb with our four best friends for the first 3-4 weeks and then after that, we will all find separate housing and live about ten minutes away from each other!

LANGUAGE SCHOOL - We will start language school at the end of July. Classes are 20hr a week for 30 weeks!! I am so excited to start learning and my goal is to be fluent after three months! I’ve taken Spanish classes in middle school and throughout college but didn’t practice it since everyone around me speaks English. I can’t wait to experience a new culture and learn and meet people :)

We ask that you would lift our team up in prayers as we get ready for this big, life changing move and that we will be quick to adapt to the new culture in Spain + that we will learn language quickly. We are so excited to see what Jesus has in store + can’t wait to share stories!!!

Here are some photos from our time in Chattanooga earlier this week :)

Julia Mann