Thanksgiving

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 all 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:

I’m thankful to Jesus this week because of a picture He showed me where He has been peeling away things He doesn’t want in my life and sweeping 🧹 up around me, saying you don’t need/want them/that in your life… He knows what’s best for us all, so listen for that small soft voice of ENCOURAGMENT that is The Holy Spirit.x 🙌🏽✝️  Nigel

The Lord bless you and keep you Numbers 6:24 NIV.  AMEN. I receive this blessing, FATHER GOD, gracious LORD, with thanksgiving to You every day.❤❤❤  Angela C

Yes Lord, I receive your blessing. Praise you wonderful Lord ✝️💟  Anne T

Praise God for the Ecuador football team who publicly praised and worshipped Jesus after winning their game in Qatar (24 Nov). More please Jesus. 👏👏👏🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️  Edith

Thank you Jesus for their boldness and courage.  Norman

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23:6 NIV  … running after me. Thank you Jesus ✝️💟  Anne T

AMEN. Thank You, FATHER. ❤  Angela C

Thank You Lord for our wonderful Alpha Away Day (19 Nov). For teaching and touching each of us. Thank you for Edith, Howard and Norman for their hard work in leading us. Keep us thirsty for You, Holy Spirit, and filled up with Your wisdom and power. Amen.  Roger

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17 NIV One of Your very best ideas, Lord, friends. Thank You for the Love You give us to share out.  Roger

Amen. 😀 Thank You for friends and family, Father God; friendship and love – things that money can never buy.❤❤❤  Angela C

Thank you to everyone who prayed I would get the transfer to another department at work from January to March, possibly longer. I was selected! This means during that time I won’t work weekends and will be able to attend church with my sons more often. PTL!  Jodie

Wonderful thank you Lord 😊 🙏 Elaine de W S

Thank You Jesus. Thank You for answered prayer for Jodie. 👏👏  Edith

Thank you Lord God for opening this door for Jodie. Now feed her, Alex and Leo week by week as they attend the Ark services.  Roger

Thank you Lord, and thank you for watching over Jodie and her family. Praise You! ✝️💟  Anne T

Thank You Lord for Jodie.  Carole H

Thank you wonderful Lord for your love, blessing and favour on Jodie.  Ann A

Fantastic to hear this Jodie, so pleased for you and your family. Praise God for His faithfulness and favour! 🕊🕊💕💕❤️👍🏻  José

Thank You Lord for giving me my car back (14 Nov)… mechanic cannot find a problem and apart from changing the diesel filter I have taken it home. Please pray for my safe journey home on Wednesday 🙏 🙏  Rosalind

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matt 7:7. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matt 9:37-38.  Thank You Lord that you have bought forth workers, the harvest in our Church is plentiful, so now you have answered our prayers by bringing in the worker. Thank You Lord xxx  Carole H

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 NIV AMEN. Once we know You, LORD, “the things of the world become strangely dim.” So true. Thank You, Father God. ❤❤❤  Angela C

Thank you Jesus,for nature & the pleasure that we receive from the plants, flowers, & trees.  Valerie L

Every second of every day, “YOU are always on my mind,” Lord, in my heart, and my spirit rejoices in You and with You. My ABBA. What greater Love than You?! ❤❤❤  Angela C

No matter what your day looks like or turns into, Praise The Lord with all your heart… Not ya head but deep in ya heart… Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Psalms 103:1 NLT  Father I thank you from the deepest depths of my heart for all you have done, are doing & going to do… I give you all the praise,worship and glory that is due your Holy name. In the name of Jesus. Amen  Nigel

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters.  Psalm 23:1-2 NIV

“I lack nothing” says it all, dear Lord and Father.  All glory to You.  Roger

…Pressed down and overflowing. Thank You Father, by Your Son Jesus.  Anne T

Thank you Father. Carole H

Thank You Father, You guide and lead us in every way.  Edith

Thank You Jesus for everything You do for us.  Pam

Thank You Lord that as You lie me down, I’m surrounded by Your peace, filled with Your joy and embraced by Your love. I say thank You, sorry and please Abba amen. Worthy are You to be praised, every second of my day, in every situation, good or bad. Hallelujah.  Rita

Thank you Jesus for answered prayer for people to come forward to train on the sound desk because there’s currently only one person – me! Yesterday (30 Oct) I had two young men of God shadowing me and learning – Michael Belarus and Henrik. Bless them for their willing service.  Pam

Hallelujah!  Berni

Thank you Lord.  Anne T

Thank You Jesus.  Rosalind

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righterousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:17 NIV 

So not one-off, but living every day by faith. Thank you for Your gift of a robe of righteousness.  Roger

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.  Isaiah 54:10 NIV

How awesome is Your Love for us, thank You, Father.  Edith

Thank you for Your promises, Lord.  Roger

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Answered Prayers and Thanksgiving

Although there have been a lot of restrictions, we still have a good 2021 report for The Ark, from Bonnie.
First 32 people were saved and 9 baptised. We have had 49 reported healings, and 25 special needs, such as travelling merices, provisions, protection and paperwork. We have had 3 Discipleships and one weekly Homegroup, one Bring and Share, and Arts and Crafts. We said Hello to 3 new babies and Good-bye to 4 loved ones. We had 253 signed-in visitors on Sundays.
Praise the Lord. It has been a blessed year.