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

Thanking God for today (1 Dec). Had my after-op check up at the hospital and the consultant wasn’t too happy and said I may have to have more injections in my eye – sent me for a photo of my eyes and then I had to wait for doctor to give decision. Pam was praying for me (and I was also pleading!!). Doctor said not necessary and I will receive a letter for a follow up at a later date 😁 🙏🙏🙏 THANK YOU GOD! 🙏🙏  Jane J

Praise His Holy Name!  Roger 

And no more eye injections for Jane. Bravo. We love how you just show up! That you should favour us..what is there to say?….but thank you, that we should even be in your camp.  Carol R

Lord, I thank you that you are guiding the surgeon’s hands, the anaesthetist’s eyes, and the nurses’ attention (1 Dec). I thank you that You are with Odette every single moment. Thank you, Jesus. Amen. Ann A

Praying for Odette, thank you Lord that everything is in your hands. Amen Love to Berni 😘  Sue M

Our wonderful Jesus Warrior is back in the ward. Surgeon said op went very well. Thank You Jesus 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Thank you pray-ers 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤❤❤  Berni

She’s looking so good, thank you Jesus ❤  Gillie

Praise You Father for your love for Odette. We ask now for a speedy recovery.  Carole H

Thank you Father for overseeing Odette’s operation… she is precious to You, and you know, to us. Very precious to us. Did you see how she took over in the encouragement of that young man, lifted his arms up high, allowing no doubt that he would come to you? Wasn’t it great? What a mother you have in her. We love having such examples of your work. Thank you, and let the healing be complete.🎊  Carol R

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17 Only You mighty Lord can do this Glory to the King, Alleluia!!  Roger T

Absolute truth! All good was created by Him and belongs to Him. In His Pure Love, He generously and freely gifts His beloved children. Thank you Father… 🙏🙌💕  Anna M

Pete’s colonoscopy and all 4 CT scans (27 Nov) came back clear of cancer. The operation will be in Madrid and could be as soon as early December. Thank You Jesus…..Praise His Mighty Name… and thank you church for your prayers 🙏🙏😊🕊  Rosalind

Praise Jesus thank You Lord! !👏👏  Edith

Praise The Lord, The Goodness of our Father. Great news!!  Anna M

Hallelujah, thank You Jesus 👏🙏  Rita

Praise God that when I went out on a pub crawl last night (25 Nov), I was placed at a table in a very Spanish bar, next to an English guy who said he’s going to church this morning. His name is Jerry, recently widowed, and he lives near Álora. May Jesus minister directly to him and his needs this morning. 🙏🏻 Pam

Perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18 Thank You Jesus for the Power of Your Love.  👏👏❤  Edith

We have a girl, Ava, in the school who got hit by a horse and her liver keeps bleeding. Her name is Ava. She needs prayers. (24 Nov) The Ark School

Ava is now feeling better today (24 Nov) the internal bleeding from the liver has stopped and she will be able to eat something. So she is on the mend. Thank you lord for this healing, if you want to let everyone know the family are overwhelmed to know so many people have been praying for her 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏what a true blessing for us all. Katie, Headteacher, The Ark Christian School

Glory hallelujah, thank you, Lord  Ann A

Thank You Lord for Your healing touch on Ava. God bless you all for your prayers for Leslie. He’s being discharged from the hospital today (24 Nov).  Rita

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Colossians 3:16. Thank you Holy Spirit for your work to bring this about 💟✝🕊  Anne T

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NLT‬.  Alleluia! He already has! The Lord is my shepherd.. I lack nothing…  Pam

We were at Costa Del Sol Hospital this morning (23 Nov) and bumped into the Chef we know from our local restaurant. His wife has just had a baby. They have named her Holly Joy. But unfortunately she’s in intensive care now with a lung infection. They asked us to pray – they are an Asian family so not sure who they pray to but we prayed with them in the name of Jesus. Will you also please pray for Holly Joy’s healing.  Steve M

Thank you, Jesus, for Holly Joy. I speak healing and wholeness into her lungs and command all infection to leave right now, in Jesus’ wonderful name, amen  Ann A

Lord Jesus, thank you that you love Leslie and healed and restored him a while back. We now (23 Nov) ask that you touch him again with your healing and wholeness, so that he may continue to serve you, to your glory. Amen 🙏  Anne T

It’s Thanksgiving (23 Nov). The Lord will sustain those who hearken unto him….morning Word……let the God of Israel be in their thoughts as they and we fight.  Carol R

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  Psalm 23:6  Thank You Jesus. 🙏👏 Edith

Running after me in fact! Praise you wonderful Lord 🙌🏼  Anne T

Thank You Lord Jesus for taking all my sins on the cross…..🙏❤  Rosalind

Thank you all who prayed for Carol & Miroslav in the wildfire on Sunday 12 Nov. Praise God… Miroslav’s land was burned but the fire did not touch the house. Thank You Jesus! 🙌🏼🙌🏼  Berni

Thank You Jesus 🙏❤  Rosalind

From the ashes, I believe/sense that the burnt land will be blessed and richly restored for His purpose.  Anna M

We feel the same. To your glory, Lord. Amen.  Ann & Norman

Absolutely! Praise you Lord of all 🙌🏼🙌🏼  Anne T

Thank you for your prayers for Sofia. She did her debut at the European handball league
(Champions league) on Saturday (11 Nov). She had become one of the all-time youngest European league handball goalkeeper ever 👏. Praise the Lord. Nothing is impossible for our Lord 🙌🙌 Anna A

Praise God, how wonderful !! Thank you Jesus as your blessings run after us ❤  Pastor Andrew

Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are my God, my Saviour.  Psalms 25:5. Thank you Holy Spirit that you lead me into all truth.  Anne T 

Thank You Jesus that You are the truth. Help me to always shine Your truth into any situation to glorify You amen.  Rita

Thank you God!! He just came into town with me in the car so I could get my eye drops (9 Nov).
Eye is very painful so if you could pray for me please, would be very appreciated. ☺  Jane J

Lord, please take the pain away from Jane’s eye and swiftly heal it; in Jesus name, Amen.  Roger

We pray for total healing of Jane’s eyes. We know You can do it Lord; increase our faith.  Carol R

Thank you all for your prayers for my eye. Today (10 Nov) almost no pain at all. Thank you Jesus  🙏🙏🙏☺  Jane J

Praise the Lord.  Roger

Amen.  Ann T

Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity for teachers at our school to be involved in the prayer meeting at the school every Wednesday, now (from 8 Nov) it starts at 16:30, and for putting this on the hearts of our dear Pastor and dear Debbie.  Pam

Yes amazing! What a blessing to be able to worship our wonderful Lord so freely ✝🙌🏼  Anne T

As some of you know I have been suffering with back pain. When I saw Norman yesterday he said that Ann, Edith and Mike and himself had just been praying for me. He had a word to give me. REPENT. Repent for me getting frustrated and angry with my back, anger is a sin. I must also ask for forgiveness for myself for feeling this way. I woke up this morning (7 Nov) with no pain and walking upright. Thank You Lord for Your healing power upon my life, I know You love me and are concerned with how I feel about my life. I love You too, always. xxx  Carole H

Thank you Jesus for Your great and manifest love for Carole, way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness.  Norman

Yes Thank You Jesus 🙏  Rosalind

Praise and thanks to our wonderful Jesus for His healing, enabling me to drive today for the first time without pain in 2 weeks.  Pam

Thank you Jesus.  Norman

Wonderful, thank you, Jesus.  Ann A

God is so good… Thank You Lord 🙏❤  Rosalind

👏👏 Wonderful news. Thank You Jesus.  Edith

Isaiah 49.23 (Amplified version). And you shall know (with an understanding based on personal experience) that I am the Lord; For they who wait and hope expectantly for me shall not be put to shame. Thank you Lord for the times you show us Your hand on our lives so we know You are truly our God and care for us.  Jodie 

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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 double