First, we would like to emphasis the positive impact of celebrating the NCFI European Regional Conference in Spain in September 2014. We recognise that we could have done it better, but by the grace of God we did the best we could! We would like to thank NCFI for the financial support for 10 Spanish nurses.

In March 2015 from the 11th to the 13th we held our national conference. We were a small group but with eagerness to continue.  There was a good atmosphere of fellowship and commitment to continue. The theme was Spiritual Care with Dr Carmen Medina as main speaker and two workshops, given by Ruth M. and ElidiaT.

We gave scholarships to three student nurses, who appreciated this. In the General Meeting we accepted new members and renewed the executive committee. Pilar Paciencia resigned as President because of family responsibilities. Vice president Fernando Ramos accepted the responsibility of President.

We agreed to have a working committee meeting in Burgos with the area representatives. Fernando, Rosa Juan Carlos & Roni (Marion Deelen) attended.  We upgraded the Vision and Mission statement with objectives for the next 5years. This statement was forwarded to all the members and is known as the Burgos Document.

We mentioned continuing investigation in nursing and producing a book on nursing in collaboration with GBU (IFES)

We arranged to meet on 17th of October to continue with the work and to clarify our strategy. We decided on the date and theme of the next conference, which will be 11th -13th March 2016. Maria Lopez ,a university professor and the representative for Cataluña has agreed to speak on Leadership.

In Madrid, on the 14th of November we had a regional conference on Spiritual Care with participation of Hospital Chaplains.

In Valencia, on the 21 of November we had a regional conference on the Burgos Document and the Saline Solution. During the year we continue offering courses on care of the elderly in collaboration with the ONG CAMINO and the centre for care of refugees.

We continue connecting and pray across the country using WhatsApp.

Juan Carlos continues with the emergencia vital Blog (https://emergenciavital.wordpress.com/).

Roni continues with el Parte (our regular journal) now on edition 48, Gracias a Dios!

We are also able to give 600€ in donation to NCFI this year

Roni helped me with this translation.

 

Rosa M. López

NCFI International Board/GECE Committee