Author Archives: Bill Finnell

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Stepping in faith.

In November I had the opportunity to visit the Willis (the Sears) tower in Chicago. I flew into Midway airport and had about 6 hours before my ride picked me up for a conference. So I took the train into the city and rode the elevator up to the top. This was my first visit […]

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Getting To Spain:

Common TEAM Finnell Questions We get asked a lot of Questions about our plans for Spain.  One of the most common is, “When are you leaving?”.  As with so many things in preparing to move overseas as a missionary family, a simple question has a complicated answer.  If you are a “just the facts” kind […]

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Wheaton College: There and Back again. Pre Departure Orientation.

We had an amazing and exhausting time at Wheaton College.  Our training seminars covered everything from Spiritual Health, Crisis Preparedness, Emotional Wellbeing, and Finances.  Lots of finances!  We have new missionary friends heading to anywhere you can think of.  We were blessed to finish the week with a commissioning service that involved many seasoned missionaries […]

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“Mission Smart” by David L. Frazier

Mission Smart is an excellent resource for anyone who may be considering God’s call to the mission field.   Designed to be used as a “workbook “ for use with a potential missionary and a mentor, it is full of practical actions and real life examples of struggles and successes from Frazier’s many years in working […]

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Third Culture Kids

  Our missions pastor at Second Pres. Has been facilitating a group on Wednesday nights looking at the book, “Third Culture Kids”.  The general concept is that kids who move with their families or are born into a culture other than that of their family of origin (ie. Missionary Kids) develop a third culture of their […]

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Intro Blog and FAQs

Welcome to TEAM Finnell’s Blog.  Lauren and I will be using this as a venue to share a little more extensively about our preparation, departure, and eventually life in Spain.  We have been called to help spread the Gospel of the Christ in a foreign land and this is a confusing, frustrating, inspiring and exciting […]

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Join Our Team

Current Needs Pray that God would raise up a strong team of people who will pray for our family as we prepare to move to Spain. Pray that God would bring forth people who want to partner with us financially in our ministry. Please pray for spiritual, emotional and physical strength to face the challenges of moving […]

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Why Spain?

TEAM is reaching people by establishing churches with ministries in worship, evangelism, discipleship, youth ministry, Christian education, ESL, and education.  From Camarma to Madrid, Spaniards value true friendship and relationships. Struggling to find itself amidst the deep traditions of the past and a constantly changing future, Spain is a great place to come alongside people […]

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What Are We Doing?

Bill will use his skills and training as a professional counselor to work as Regional Member Care coordinator.  Member care addresses the needs of single people, couples, families and children. It seeks to empower missionaries to make healthy choices by offering ongoing training, resourcing and equipping in all these areas. Lauren will use her background […]

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Why Member Care?

Member care is the ongoing preparation, equipping, and empowering of missionaries for effective and sustainable life, ministry, and work.  Member care addresses all aspects of well-being of missionaries and their families. Please join us in praying for God to raise up people willing to support us in this new endeavor through prayer and financial support.

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