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


Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24 ESV For ever, Alleluia Lord, glory to You.  Roger

Thank You Jesus. 👏  Edith

Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus 🙌🏼  Anne

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 ESV Thank you for Your amazing Love, Lord. 👏🙏  Edith

I’m thanking Jesus for coming out with me this morning (11 Sep). I parked a little way from the bank and suddenly realised I had left my walker at home AGAIN! Jesus walked all the way there and we got there without me tripping. The lovely man in the bank was very helpful and recalled the “stolen” payment taken from my account and Jesus walked back to the car with me. He arranged for a parking space right outside the post office where the man was super helpful, tracking my package (might take another 3 months to get here though). Finally, He helped me stagger round Maskom – only 1 pack of the ham I wanted left and a super tall lady came along at that precise moment (of course she did!!) and got from top shelf for me. Jesus got me back to the car and we are home safe YAY!!  🎶🎵🎶🙏🙏  Jane

Thank you Jesus you’re so gracious and merciful pouring out those blessings on Jane.  Norman

Thanks Jesus for looking after Jane🕊🙏Rosalind

Thank You Lord.  Carole H

Great Jane. What a wonderful Lord we serve – the Servant King! ✝💟  Anne T

For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Isaiah 41:13 NLT. Thank you Jesus. What a promise! What a God!! ✝💟  Anne T

Thank You Father that You will be with the Men’s breakfast this morning (9 Sep), talking and meeting with each one of them.  Carole H

Thank you God for your gift of prayer.  Val L

Another testimony with heartfelt gratitude for your prayers….. My brother has been given the go ahead to return to his home today (30 Aug). He is still feeling very fatigued due to experiencing serious health challenges that started 3 years ago. If you remember, please keep him in your prayers. Thank you again. All praise, honour and glory to our Father, Son & Holy Spirit….🙌🏻🙏💓  Anna

Praise God. Thank you Lord 🙏❤  Sharon

(30 Aug) I just wanted to ask you to please say thank you once again to everyone for all the prayers for Pete and myself. I’m sorry I’ve not sent as many updates but I have been so busy learning and getting used to our new routine. That doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking of everyone taking the time to help and pray for us. Xx.  Natalie via Rosalind

“…because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 ESV Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus 👏🙏  Edith

Praise you my wonderful living Lord 🙌🏼  Anne T

Update on Elisabetta: Elisabetta was discharged from hospital as nothing was going to happen over the bank holiday weekend. She has to call the hospital tomorrow (27 Aug) with an update on how she is doing. The main challenge is shortness of breath. She is especially struggling to breath at night when she lies down even with a stack of pillows, but this could be related to other problems…. She is still waiting for the results of the bronchoscopy and the biopsy. Thank you for your continued faithfulness in prayer. Elisabetta and family have felt upheld in prayer and experienced God’s protective hand upon them. Much love and gratitude x. via Steve M

“He left the 99 for me” – Thank You Jesus for loving, for Your mercy and grace. Thank You for never leaving me and for always providing for me. I am in Your hands Lord… where You lead I will follow 🙏🏼🙌🏼 🛐 Amen.  Arlene

❤‍🩹❤Update from David (George’s Dad, regarding his wife, George’s mum): Thank you so much for holding Elisabetta up in prayer today (23 Aug)! Just back up now and all seems to have gone well which is great PTL. She’s awake but groggy and had a bit of a bleed from where they inserted the catheter… but they are not over worried. via Steve M

Thank You Jesus 🙏  Rosalind

Prayers answered again. PTL.❤  Val L

🙏Thank You Lord  Linda L

George’s Mum: Glory to the Lord! Full health, please, Lord, throughout the whole family.  Roger T

Thank you for this morning (20 August) Lord, although we had technical problems, all I heard was beautiful voices from Your children Praising and lifting Your Name on high.  Carole H

Those praying for George & family… here is an update – ❤️‍🩹❤️🙏🏻REQUEST FOR PRAYER UPDATE: Thank you for your love and prayers for George and family. Elisabetta and David (George’s mum & dad) are still Covid positive and although feeling tired, their symptoms are less troublesome. However, Elisabetta’s latest PET Scan has shown that a nodule in her lung has enlarged and oncology doctors have decided to biopsy it. The biopsy is scheduled for Monday morning (21 Aug). Elisabetta is dreading it as the procedure involves putting a tube into her throat. She had this procedure before and found it really difficult. They also miss George greatly. Please pray that the nodule is not cancerous and that the biopsy will be bearable. Also that her heart operation can go ahead when planned, and it won’t be too long before they – especially for Elisabetta, can see George again. Thank you. ❤️🙏🏻  Steve

🙏 by the stripes and blood of Jesus. She IS healed. Thank you Lord 🙏🙏  Sharon

Praise You Lord for the wise friends You have given us in the Ark.  Roger

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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