I’ve said it more times than I can count, but I’m going to say it now before I repeat it 5 more times within this post, it completely breaks my heart to leave Hillsong Barcelona. It is such an incredible church where I truly feel the Holy Spirit filling this place. Church has been a place where I feel at home no matter the distance away from home. Even the language barrier has no effect on the power and importance of God’s message.
Through this church I’ve learned many things about myself and about God. Most significantly, I’ve realized that God’s love is immense, and unconditional, and goes with you no matter where you are. His protection over my life has not only kept me safe these past four months, but has given me the peace of mind to know that I am safe. All of the things that I’ve been able to accomplish and participate in are because he presented those opportunities in my life in order for me to fulfill the plans he has for me. God’s plan for me has been so incredible these past four months, and I am so grateful to be able to travel and experience the world.
I don’t know if I’ve explained this before, but I fully believe that attending this church was apart of God’s plan for my life. I have absolutely no recollection of how I found out there was a Hillsong church in Barcelona, but somehow I did. In all honestly, I had no intention of attending a church abroad, because I thought it would be too much of a hassle to find one, but here I am four months later absolutely in love with the church I’ve been attending. The only memory I have of discovering Hillsong Barcelona is seeing their Facebook page, having an address written down on a piece of paper, and following the directions to get to church. I don’t ever remember googling churches in Barcelona or even googling Hillsong itself, but because of God’s control over my life he allowed for me to encounter such a great blessing. From this church, I’ve made more friends in Christ, experienced the power of God even with all the barriers that came along the way, and have fallen in love with my faith again. So while it breaks my heart to leave, this church has planted a desire in my heart that will continue to last even long after I’ve left Hillsong Barcelona. Adios!