English speaking church on the Costa del Sol

At The Ark there is a strong emphasis on prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.  Prayers are shared among the congregation all through the week

As God answers our prayers, thanks are given to God and are shared among us as a sign of encouragement to all. This is in line with The Ark’s vision of ‘building one another up’.  Here are just some of the thanks that have been shared in the past 4 weeks to encourage us all:

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24 NIV  Thank you Jesus that you have made this possible ✝️💟  Anne T

A very fair deal, Lord, thank You; a new life in exchange for that old rubbish.  Roger

With Your power and help Holy Spirit. 🙏🛐  Edith

Just to let you all now that Deano has recovered, home (23 Mar) and getting stronger and stronger
Melanie is so happy. Thank you for all your prayers. 🙏💖💖💖  Jane J

🙏 Praise the Lord 🙏  Rosalind

Hallelujah! 👏👏  Edith

👏👏Thank you, Jesus 🙏  Linda

Thank you Lord, now we look to you to save them and set Deano and Melanie on the road with you ✝️💟  Anne T

Please pray for Pastor Andrew who has pulled his hamstring & at this moment (22 Mar) can’t walk or stand.  Debs

In the name of Jesus I bind you spirit of affliction and say begone for Andrew is a child of the living God. Pain, swelling and lack of mobility begone in Jesus name. I speak healing and health for Andrew in Jesus name. Thank you Jesus for your provision of healing and health. In Jesus name I bind the spirits of trauma and the memory of trauma in the body and tell you to go. Thank you Jesus for Yours is the victory. Amen  Norman (22 Mar)

Praise your name, Jesus! Thank you Jesus for healing our dear Pastor.  Pam

Thank You Lord 🙏  Rosalind

Thank you Jesus for healing my leg so fast and now being able to go on the Men’s breakfast group camp (24 Mar). What a Saviour!!  Pastor Andrew

We prayed, we expected, and God healed. Amen.  Ann A

PTL for answered prayer🙏✝️  Bonnie

Praise & thank you Lord 👏👏  Val

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:13‭-‬14 NIV  The first verse to inflame my love of God’s Word as a brand new Christian, 40 years ago. Glory!  Roger

Thank you Lord of all that you don’t make mistakes! Praise you ✝️💟  Anne T

So beautiful….. Thank You Father 🙏  Rosalind

Praise and thank You Lord. 👏🙏  Edith

Thank You, ABBA. Yes, Your children do know full well that You made us, and we love You. We are Your cherished children and You our beloved Father, and that relationship will never end. HalleluYah.  Aleh

Mimosa tree


I took a proper look at the ugly tree that’s been dead for a year… It’s full of beautiful colour! Praise You Lord! Thank You for enabling me to see. 🙏🏻  Pam

Thank you Lord, giver of life! ✝️💟  Anne T

Beautiful Mimosa! 🥰  Edith

It’s not ugly at all, it’s beautiful even like that. Yellow – God’s HAPPY colour. 😃🥰😃🥰. Praise to God the Creator of Life and Love!  Angela C

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV  Amen. Thank You, Father, for all Love starts with and from You. HalleluYah!  Angela C

It’s been 16 months since George fell into a coma. 12 months since he started smiling…. 12 months of minimally conscious state. Yet, George is still smiling. My prayer for him is still the same. My faith is still crazy. The road ahead is still long but my God is still faithful. Elisabetta (George’s mum) via Steve
Lord God, re: George. In Jesus’ Name I pray for the miracle needed to restore him to full health.
Is this a more difficult task than four days dead Lazarus was? All things are possible with You, Lord, and we pray in faith for George‘s complete restoration.  Roger

Thank you for your faithfulness my Lord and Saviour ✝️💟  Anne T

I prayed with the Prayer Ministers on Sunday (26 Feb) at the request of my neighbour Leila, for her youngest brother Charlie seriously ill in hospital in England. She told me yesterday (28 Feb) that he’s been discharged and is back home. Thank you Jesus and I pray that they might become believers. 🙏🏻  Pam

All thanks and praise to You Jesus. 👏👏  Edith

All praise & thanks to God👏👏  Valerie

Amen 🙏  Anne T

Thank you Jesus… again  Pastor Andrew

Thank You for all answered prayer, Jesus.  Angela C

A few weeks ago I asked for prayer for a girlfriend’s husband Peter who had been diagnosed with esophagus cancer. They were concerned that it had spread to other parts, but today they have had the results of a full body scan and it has not spread therefore they will treat the esophagus. Thank you Lord and all glory to you for answering our prayers and thanks to everyone that prayed for Natalie and Peter… Hallelujah… Praise the Lord 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏  Rosalind

Amen thank you Jesus 🙏 🙌  Elaine

Thank you Jesus.  Pastor Andrew

Thank You Lord for always being there for us🙏🙏🙏  Rosalind

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.  Proverbs 3:5‭-‬8 ESV  Wonderful advice, Lord. Thank you. 😇🥰🙏🏻  Angela C

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24 NIV  Thank You Jesus for being our Saviour and our friend. 🙏  Edith

Thank You Jesus for placing me in my family of friends in The Ark. 🥰  Pam

“Closer than a brother”, beautiful!  Roger

In the Ark we are Family💒✝️❤️  Bonnie


* * *

Answered Prayers and Thanksgiving

Here is the 2022 report for The Ark, from Bonnie – Thanksgiving for 2022

Housegroups ═ 2

Activities: Arts prayer warriors, prayer ministry ═ 7

Sunday jobs ═ 4

Discipleships ═ 3

Special answered prayers ═ 14

Salvation ═ 62

Reported miracles ═ 4

Reported healings ═ 17

Marriages ═ 3

Births ═ 3

Passings to glory ═ 8

Baptisms ═ 9

Deliverances ═ 40

Visitors in 2021 was 253, in 2022 it was doubled