Doug Schwaderer Family
Missionaries to the Canary Islands
“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness…To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house” (Is. 42:6-7). These are some of the verses that God used to call me to the Canary Islands over 15 years ago, and it is very interesting that part of the text speaks about the prisoners. God has really been moving in the prison house over here in Tenerife as we have seen nine men receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour! They are Antonio, Jose, Jordi, Palmero, Manuel, Jose, Jonai, Josue and Juan. Please pray that they will grow and be strong in the Lord. I was going in once a week but due to increased interest, I thought I would ask the director for another day to minister. I had asked before and was denied, but this time he said yes. So now I am entering the prison on Wednesdays and Fridays. Now that there are more men interested, I will be returning to have “church services” in the prison. Lord-willing, the first one will be in a few weeks. Please pray for more souls to be saved and to be disciples.
The family that was meeting with us for church is moving to Madrid, which leaves us with just our family currently. This seems to be the most difficult aspect of trying to start a church on an island, especially one without good employment opportunities—people coming and going all the time. I am not discouraged though because God’s grace is sufficient, and I have been witnessing a lot in Guimar, with some opportunities to follow up on several who received the gospel and seem interested. Please pray with me for the following people who have heard the gospel with much attention: Andrea, Wendy, Mari-Elizabet, Aurora, Pedro, Miguel, Alba, and Reyes, among others.
Carolee is keeps busy teaching English part-time, both at home and a few hours at the London School here nearby. She is also taking online classes to finish her degree and help her with future teaching possibilities. Leanna is finishing her junior year of high school.
Rebekah is here for the summer and is helping me evangelize the rest of the high schools. Please continue to pray for these precious souls.
We are so grateful for all of our supporters and prayer partners,
Have a wonderful summer,
The Schwaderers, Canary Islands