NEWSLETTER No. 53 - January 2013
What a wonderful start to 2013 it was to see the church almost full to capacity for our first Sunday morning service of the year. We don't tend to see a lot of visitors at this time of year, but the Lord truly blessed us this day.
The congregation for our first service of 2013Saturday morning breakfast
Our monthly Saturday morning breakfast was also well attended as we fellowshipped together over a “Full English” at the New Royal, sitting outside on the terrace in glorious winter sunshine we were able to admire the beautiful scenery of Mazarron Bay and really thank the Lord for the beauty of His creation. The only complaint was that many had overdressed and were suffering in the very warm (dare I say hot) January sun. After breakfast we held a time of prayer in church.

Later in the month a large number of us gathered in the restaurante “Don Ricardo” for a menu del noche to celebrate Cliff's 70th. birthday. What a wonderful evening of fun and good Christian fellowship this was, and what a wonderful witness it was to those non-Christians present who couldn't help but see the very special relationship between us believers. It was very obvious that many were asking themselves “What do they have that we haven't ?” We could tell them that “We have Jesus”.

Pat speaking on fasting.Pastor Andrew & Blin leading worship.
Throughout the month many of our 'regulars' have been away on extended visits to the UK, but the Lord has filled our church almost to capacity for every meeting, we have been very blessed to see youngsters regularly joining our congregation.

The middle of the month saw the return of Pastor Andrew after his visit to the UK where he and Pastor Wendy were spending time with their daughter and baby grand daughter before thier imminent departure for Austrailia. Again, what a blessing for him to be welcomed by a full church.

The following Sunday we were joined by a large group made up of people who were all living or working on boats in the marina at Cartagena. It was good to see Captain Stephan again, many of you may remember him from two or three years ago as the skipper of the sailing yatch 'Elida'. Emblazened along the side of Elida is the logo “Sailing For Jesus” and the boat sails the Mediteranian during the winter, and Scandinavia during the summer spreading the word of the Lord.

During the service we were delighted to be able to announce that during 2012 we had raised a total of 1260 euros for the safe house in Cambodia. In this coming year we aim to concentrate on raising funds for more local needs, the details of which are still to be finalised. Pat then spoke on prayer and fasting as we prepare to start our three day fast.
Wonderful to see so many children joining our congregation.End of fast meeting.
At the end of the month, instead of our regular Wednesday house groups, we held a meeting in church to mark the end of our three day fast. After a wonderful time of praise and worship, we were all invited to bring what the Lord had laid on our hearts over the fasting period. With the hours of daylight growing longer, and an extended period of glorious weather, we look forward to what opportunities to reach out into the local community the Lord will present us with in the coming weeks and months.

God bless you all.
Wellspring Victory Church.

RECORDED MESSAGES
Sunday 27 January 2013 Pastor Andrew The Giant of Offence
Sunday 20 January 2013 Pastor Andrew Conquering our Giants
Sunday 13 January 2013 Richard John 21
Sunday 6 January 2013 Duncan Know whom you have believed


DIARY DATES
FEBRUARY 2013
Sun 3Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Duncan speaking
Wed 6Home groups/Bible Study Various locations
Sat 9Breakfast followed by a walk 10.30 New Royal
Sun 10Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Pastor Andrew speaking
Wed 13Home groups/Bible Study Various locations
Sun 17Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Pat speaking
Wed 20Home groups/Bible Study Various locations
Sat 23Prayer meeting Church 10.30
Sun 24Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Duncan speaking
Wed 27Home groups/Bible Study Various locations
MARCH 2013
Sun 3Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Pastor Andrew speaking
Wed 6Home groups/Bible Study Various locations
Sat 9Breakfast followed by a walk 10.30 New Royal
Sun 10Sunday meeting
Prayer 10.30am
Welcome & Worship 11am
Duncan speaking