2018 started off with the arrival of Kiko, Leah and Maria, Colegio Alfa & Omega secondary students, to Menlo Park as a part of Alfa's Study Abroard Program. Next we welcomed David Villarreal, Minister of Missions and Pastor of the Hispanic Ministry, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas to the DBF Board. David is our first board member outside of California and brings a wealth of missions experience to DBF. Colegio Alfa & Omega has also begun the Light for the Future capital campaign which will complete Jorge's and Encarnita's vision to add the final two years of the Spanish education cycle to the Colegio Alfa & Omega's curriculum. We at DBF will devote much of our effort and energy towards supporting the Light for the Future project. And then in September, Missionary Félix Ortiz from Agape (Campus Crusade for Christ Spain) will lead eight Menlo Church members on a five day pilgrimage on the St. James Way (El Camino de Santiago) from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. From there, part of the group will go on to Dénia. It's been a busy and intense half year but all of us at DBF see God's blessings every day and give thanks to all of you who support His mission on the Costa Blanca.
Building Bridges between Denia and California!
This past January, Sue and I, along with two other Menlo Church families, the Koonces and the Lanigans, became the host parents for three Alfa & Omega high school students from Dénia. The Spanish teenagers spent the following three months experiencing American culture - California Style. For the full story, please click here.
Meet New DBF Board Member - David Villarreal
We are super excited to announce that David Villarreal has joined our board. David is the Minister of Missions and the Pastor of Hispanic Ministry at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas and volunteered at Colegio Alfa & Omega from 2006-2008. For more info about David, please click here.
Light for the Future! - Alfa & Omega Baccalaureate - We need your help!
Thanks to our generous donors we have raised $31,000 of the $40,000 necessary to obtain the permits, licenses and architectural drawings for the new classroom building. We could really use your help in raising the remaining $9,000 so please consider making a donation today. For more about information about Light for the Future please click here!
Camino/Dénia in September
In September, our close friend Félix Ortiz from Agape (Campus Crusade Spain) will lead eight members of Menlo Church on a five day 100 kilometer pilgrimage from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Then from Galicia, part of the group will go on to Dénia to visit Colegio Alfa & Omega and attend a Sunday service at the Trinity Baptist Church. We will meet with Jorge, Encarnita, Eunice and others as well during our visit.