Spain is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Europe. Spanish people are friendly, highly educated, and very polite. Our team will enjoy having fellowship with them. For 3 weeks, we will have the opportunity to help native churches to continue spreading the Gospel in their communities.
The history of the Gospel in Spain is a history of faith and perseverance in the midst of severe persecution. From early on, Spain was an important target for Christian missionaries. The apostle Paul, was planning to visit Spain (Romans 15:24, 28) and there is evidence showing that he may have done it. Spain is also the birthplace of Casiodoro de Reina and Cipriano de Valera, the main translators of the Spanish Bible in 1560 and 1602 respectively. This translation is still the most popular Spanish version in the world. Even, the King James version translators mentioned consulting the Spanish Bible as part of their work.
Our team will have the opportunity to minister in Seville and to visit the San Isidoro del Campo Monastery. This is the place where Reina and Valera, and several other monks, became true believers in Christ starting the Spanish Reformation around 1552. About a dozen of these monks fled Seville and went to Geneva and London to avoid capture and death by the Spanish Inquisition, also based in Seville.