We are looking for a few Cross-Cultural Superheroes - people who can personally champion some important aspects of this work. Maybe that hero is YOU! Do you know of a business who might sponsor something on this list? Do you know a doctor or a care professional whose practice might wish to sponsor the important care work we do? Could your class or your group help? Could you put on a superhero cape and sponsor a part of this life-giving ministry?
Situations currently in need of a Superhero:
La Posada Care Apartment - lodging, full board, care / coaching / counseling / debrief for cross-cultural workers, humanitarian aid workers, pastors… folks in need of restoration and new life.
Sponsor the cost of a one night stay for a cross-cultural worker to receive care? $40/night
Could you sponsor a week of care and restoration for a worker? $280/week
A small sink, a microwave, and mini fridge are on our wish list. The cost for installing the sink and outfitting La Posada’s kitchenette is budgeted for $1000. Are you the Kitchen Hero we are dreaming of?
La Posada desperately needs a dedicated bathroom. Local workers in Spain have estimated the budget to be no more than $3000 for this work project. Could you give the gift of a good hot shower and a dedicated bathroom to the La Posada apartment?
Local Heroes -
Our presence in Antequera, Spain helps to build Kingdom in a variety of ways. We are active in our community and in service to others. Coaching local pastors, teaching in the church, building up and caring for other cross-cultural workers serving Spain, serving with the food bank, helping immigrants connect and find community, and leading discipleship groups are just a few of the things we are involved in locally. And every day, ministry in the local setting looks like doing life with our neighbors, having conversations with the single elderly woman across the street, and sitting in the park with the widower while we watch our dogs play. Our daily presence and ministry needs a few good heroes, too. Could you be a Dollar-a-Day Hero? Could you commit to $30 per month to help us reach out and help our community in Antequera every day?
Already a Hero? Are you already a member of our Team?
First of all, THANK YOU for being a faithful partner of this ministry! Seriously, YOU are already a HERO! Thanks for donning your cape and super powers and taking up the cause!
Second - we have a few partners who are raising the bar… they are digging in and giving a little more each month. Gotta love a superhero who decides to go even higher! If you find yourself in a position to become a Hero at a higher level, we encourage you to do that! If you decide to add to your giving for us, great. If you decide to begin to support a new CCW, we can give you ideas and suggestions! We just want you to be a blessing to the Kingdom and God’s work, wherever that may be!
“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hasn’t ended.” ~Bruce Wayne, Batman
If you are ready to put on that cape answer the call and help sponsor part of this important work, go to the giving page at TMS Global and give to this ministry. In the Give to a Missionary Box, you can type in our name and our account number #0321 and give online to help us serve others. We all need a hero every once in a while. Thanks for answering that call!
In my USA life, I was a teacher in Texas for 15 years. I was also a professional photographer, a soccer mom, a horsewoman, and the neighborhood hospitality queen. I did "Joanna Gaines farmhouse style" before Chip and JoJo were even a thing - we restored an 1884 Victorian farmhouse in small town Texas and did shiplap walls until I thought I'd go crazy. I taught at NASA, scuba dived with astronauts in training, and studied animals at Sea World for educational purposes. I've tried just about everything, because I have an insatiable need to know if I can do it! Never underestimate a Texas girl in cowboy boots!
In 2006, my husband Billy and I became cross-cultural workers (CCWs) with TMS Global. For five years, we served in three rural Quechua Wanca villages in the Andes of Peru. And when I say rural, I mean RURAL - like no potty! I spent my days in Peru learning to live a Quechua lifestyle in a rustic adobe house - cooking Peruvian foods, sewing with Quechua women, raising my chickens and goats and pigs, and planting my gardens. Now I live my life in small town Spain, serving other cross-cultural workers via teaching and training and care, and helping displaced people to navigate their new reality in Europe.
I'm passionate about fostering personal growth, growth in community, and growth in The Kingdom. Walking alongside others and helping them to use their unique design, their gifts and strengths and maximize their abilities to fulfill their God-given purpose - that's what makes my heart sing!