Update from Katie Bennett, our Mission Partner who was serving in Spain with NZCMS.
Katie has recently made the tough decision to not return to Spain with NZCMS and to stay in New Zealand.
“Sadly, but I know rightly it became clear that staying in New Zealand and not returning to Spain was the best next step. Considering returning as a mission partner to the Spanish field is a big step that I am not ready to make for now but possibly in the future if God makes it abundantly clear.
Thank you for sharing and partnering in my Spanish journey over the past 6 years. I can see so many precious ways that God has been at work and continues to be. He gave me the language, a deep love for the culture, deep and ongoing relationships with believers, fellow missionaries and locals and ministry roles where I could use the gifts, he has given me. All glory to Him!
I am officially finishing with NZCMS as a full time Mission Partner but very much looking forward to continuing my relationship with them on home turf.
I’d appreciate your ongoing prayers for adjusting to this change, for the grief of not returning to Spain anytime soon and also very much for dear friends and my church family in Gijón as they process me not being with them in person.”
Katie has some prayer points below. Many of you will have come to know her well so do keep in touch!
If you have any questions regarding this then please contact Katy Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)