Thursday, March 1, 2007

Closing Well!

Last Friday night we held our final party at Terra Nova (Photos here). It was a wonderful time for us to connect with so many of the people that we have gotten to know during our three years of operating the cafe. In the middle of the party while we were surrounded by our Spanish and international friends Jacob looked over at me and said, "This is what is known as finishing well!". That one phrase not only summed up the evening, but our last four months of finishing in the cafe. I am so thankful for friends like Jacob and Tania Bailey and Chris Warren, because I know that it is because of these amazing hard workers that things went as smoothly as they did.

Final Sale
On Tuesday morning we met in front of a Spanish notary with the new owners and signed all of the papers for the official sale of the cafe. On Tuesday night the new owners came in to help us close and we turned over the keys to them.

What’s Next?

This is the question that I have heard the most in recent weeks. First, now that we have turned over the café, we are going to take some time here in Spain to rest and pray. We will praying for discernment about what we should do next. Where do we go from here? Should we stay or go? Right now, everything is on the table for us, but being able to think about these things without the burden of the cafe will enable us to step back and be a little more objective. Besides praying about our future, we are going to spend our time continuing to connect with our Spanish friends and visiting and connecting with other ministry leaders around Spain to see what other ministries are up to and different ways that they are connecting with the culture.

We would invite you to join us in prayer during this time that God will grant us wisdom and discernment about our next steps.