About the Country …
Spain is home to over 46 million people. It is famous for its bullfighting and “tapas and wine”. People are generally very welcoming and value family and friends.
What’s the Need?
Spain is now a post-Christian country, and very secular by nature. Although Catholicism is the major religion in Spain, the words of the archbishop of Madrid reflect its spiritual reality: “It is an indisputable fact that many people who live in Spain today not only do not know the Gospel, but they live as though God did not exist.” The number of evangelical Christians in the country is 0.7%! In line with this number, the average evangelical church has 30-40 members. Also, there are only four recognized Bible Colleges in all the country and each one of them has an average of 30 students in total.
What are our SERVE Missionaries up to?
Nico and Annie have partnered with SERVE since 2003. They ministered in Argentina for seven years and they have been in Spain since 2011. Nico started a Bible College in the south of Spain and weekly teaches there to a group of pastors and leaders. He also serves in a local church in Malaga preaching regularly there and mentoring their two elders. He also has a speaking ministry doing conferences in different parts of Spain, South America and Africa. Both Nico and Annie love to do one-on-one discipleship, and they regularly meet with key local men and women.
Here is their website in Spain if you want to take a look at it: www.capacitando.es