It is in that same spirit that I am happy to share with you how God has asked the Brou family to “enlarge the site of our tent.” As many of you know, before coming onto the staff of HFBC to be a part of the launch of the Cypress Campus, we served with the International Mission Board to an unreached people group, the Basque people of northern Spain. Despite a strong sense at the time that God was calling us away from that work and to Houston’s First, the desire to be a part of God’s work among those people never left our hearts.
In recent months the pull to return has grown, and we are confident that God is indeed calling us back to that field! Our recent mission trip Spain really confirmed our decision and also showed us some new, potential opportunities for ministry as we enter that culture again. Any doubts or concerns, not least our kids’ re-entry into Basque life, school, and culture, were also put to rest over the course of that week.
In light of this decision, I am going to be stepping down from my role on the staff at HFBC on June 15 so that I can work full-time toward our return. Our goal is to be in Spain by October 1, so we will be in and around HFBC throughout the summer. It is our desire to maintain a strategic relationship with Houston’s First in general and the Cypress Campus in particular, so we hope to see many of you working with us in Spain in the years to come!
On behalf of Katie, Bianca, Eliana, Giada, and Francesca, I would like to say “Thank you” for all of your love, friendship, support, and encouragement over the last several years. You have been used by God to prepare us to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who otherwise might never hear it.
Serving with you,