Getting Ready for Camping Season!

At L’Arcada…
Cabins 3…the Spring is preparation time for Summer Ministry!  God provided five different teams from the United States to help us…what an amazing blessing!!!  Because the Spanish government finally approved our expansion plans (after 15 years of trying), we are beginning to add winterized cabins.  Through many gifts and talented contractors, the first two cabins are under construction! Praise God!! We will be able to house more campers and start to add weekend retreats! Cabins 4Please continue to pray for God’s provision as we look to add even more cabins in the future.


It takes much work to get the property ready for the campers and next weekend is a Dave Cleaning 2016big Open House.  Our staff works together to prepare…scrubbing, sweeping, getting the tepees up, Cindy Cleaning 2016mopping, mowing, raking, and lots more!



Camper registrations continue to come in…please pray with us that we will see the camp packed out this summer giving us the opportunity to share the Gospel with hundreds of young people and families!  Tepees 2016

The tepees are up, our maintenance director has been working hard to have everything running efficiently, and we still have to clean the 13 platform tents in the wooded areas surrounding the tepees, but we are almost there!

Dave and I celebrated two years of living in Spain this past week! We are so very grateful to the Lord for all He has done in our lives and the way He has provided for us! We are thankful for the ministry partners that He has given us…we are amazed and humbled at His faithfulness!

I Thess. 5:24 “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.” (NLT)  





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  • Cecil says:

    Thanks for the update and pictures, glad to hear you are both doing fine. Also that the cabins re going up and registration is beginning to
    fill up. Our prayers are with you.

  • SUE says:


    • Cindy says:

      Hi Aunt Sue!!! Hope all is well and you’re enjoying the last little bit of Spring! So hard to believe Mom is not there in Tricia Meadows, but life moves on, doesn’t it!? Hope to see you in October. Dave’s Mom was put into the hospital this week with a UTI…praying she will recover okay as she is the caregiver for his Dad!!! Big hugs to you and one for Uncle Jess too!

  • Terry Griffith says:

    It’s so great to see God’s calling for you to Spain, being answered by the expansion of more opportunities for kids to hear the Gospel. Keep up the good work, I know it’s exhausting many days, but He will give you all the strength you need for His will to be done. We miss you all.
    Love and prayers. …
    The Griffith’s

    • Cindy says:

      Thanks for your encouragement. Love seeing pictures of the boys on Facebook. Handsome young men!!! Blessings to your family and thank you for your interest in the ministry here in Spain!!! Much love!!!

  • C/C Whittington says:

    Hi Foks,
    We wanted to let you know that you are still in our thoughts and prayers.
    We know that you are a blessing to the ministry there with the experiences you both have.
    How are your language skills coming along? Is knowing the language important or do most who come speak English?
    We are doing well with some health issues but we praise the Lord each day for blessing us.
    We will continue to pray for you.
    May God bless you and the ministry,
    Charlie and Claudette

    • Cindy says:

      Praying that God continues to bless you with good health. So thankful for your prayers for L’Arcada! Language has been tough for me, but Dave is doing great! I just stay close to him…he he!!! Have a great summer! Blessings to you both and your family!

  • Garth Brackbill says:

    GLad to see things are going well and I thank God to be a small part of it!

    May God’s continued blessing be with you all,
    Garth B

    • Cindy says:

      Garth…you are more than a small part!!! So very thankful! Hoping you come to Spain sometime!!! Have a great summer!!! Blessings on you!

  • Elaine Whitehead says:

    Hi Cindy and Dave it it thrilling to see how GOD is working there now lots of prayer will be needed before and during the kids coming and so we continue to hold you and all the counsellors and teams up for every soul is of infinite value.Lv Mrs whitehead and CBC

    • Cindy says:

      Hello my dear “Mrs. Whitehead”,
      Prayers are so appreciated!!! Much to do as we move forward and of course Satan would love to stilt our efforts…but our God is bigger! Thank you for keeping up with us and for our friends at CBC…so many memories!!! Much love and hugs!

  • bob albury says:

    Ola, Dave and Cindy,
    Nice webpage. B )
    I know you must feel a great sense of accomplishment and purpose in God’s work in Spain. That special moment when you share the Gospel and ‘they’ get it… nothing better. You win the youth you win the parents, win the parents, win the city, win the city, win the country, win the country, win the world.
    Remember with God all things are possible.
    My prayers are with you.
    Bob Albury

    • Cindy says:

      Thank you Bob!!! Your prayers are so appreciated and coveted!!! Praying all is well in St. Pete and at Northside. Thank you so much for your friendship and partnership. Come see us sometime!! You’d love being over here, I’m sure! Hugs to all!

  • Jeanne says:

    Love your new webpage. I learned a lot I never knew before. Glad to see that things are progressing well for the new camping season.

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Jeanne!
      So grateful for all you do! Glad you got to look through our website. I don’t keep up with it like I should…always other things to do! Blessings to you and Tom! Much love!

  • Carolyn Speckman says:

    Dear Cindy and Dave,

    Wow, what a big job! But you got them up and they look great. And now on to construction and more adventures this summer. God bless you and protect you, the team and each guest that comes to participate.

    We love you, Frank and Carolyn

    • Cindy says:

      Love you guys too! Praying you are well and taking care of each other! Thank you for your interest in the ministry here and we so covet your prayers! Hugs!!!

  • Juliete Galvao says:

    Hi dear brother and sister, I saw you for the first time at Calvary Hill Church, Glassboro-NJ. Just before your departure. I was truly blessed and encouraged that day. Since then I have been following you along from the letters you have been sending on my e-mail box. I left the States one year and a half ago to come back to my country(Brazil)since I was in the U.S. for an interchange program. It’s amazing to see these great things that God have been doing through your lives, we pray that every season God bless you tremendously. Thank you so much for sharing these great news with us.

    • Cindy says:

      We are always amazed when God touches someone and gives them an interest in what we are doing in Spain. I imagine you might be learning Spanish too??? Thank you for following our ministry and we covet your prayers! Come and see us…maybe on a short term missions trip! We had a wonderful time at Calvary Hill the Sunday we were there!

  • Wayne & Mary Thompson says:

    Wayne & Mary Thompson May Greetings from Sunny and warm Virginia. Always a blessing to receive your reports and letters. Pray for my Mary. She continues to suffer pain and weakness with Parkinson’s and Arthritis. She has great courage and a sweet testimony. At ages Wayne 89 and Mary 86 our activities are limited, I preach and teach in nearby areas and we both give out hundreds of gospel tracts. We have a good local church which has a great World Evamangelism Vision. We help to support over thirty missionaries at $100.00 or more each month. My son, David is the evangelism leader. Be assured of our love and prayers.

    • Cindy says:

      Much love to you both. We remember you in prayer and thank God for your influence in our lives! So thankful that you can still be somewhat active in serving Him. Dave’s parents are struggling with their health…his Dad is 91 and has had a couple strokes; his mom is 86 and currently in the hospital with some issues. This is difficult for us being so far from them…we must give them to God for His caretake over them. He provides through their church there in Vero Beach, Florida.
      Thank you for your prayers…they mean so much! We would love to have David’s email address and/or mailing address so your church there could follow what’s happening in Spain at L’Arcada. Hugs to you both…we love you. Dave & Cindy

  • Cyndi Robart says:

    !Hola, Cindy y David!! Como estas?? Mucho trabajo, si?! Ok, I’ve exhausted my espanol. It is so exciting to see and hear of the progress you are making at the camp. How fun it must be for the teens and families to come and experience this opportunity!! Praying for open hearts and willing workers for the summer months. Miss seeing you but know you are in the center of God’s Will!! Hugs!

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