Evangelist among pilgrims in Spain
Over 350,000 pilgrims walk the Camino (The Way) for about 2 weeks each year through Santiago de Compostela, claimed to be the burial site of Saint James. The vast majority walk it from April-October which is an ideal time to come and walk alongside them, sharing the gospel through art, music, and conversations.
This is an opportunity to work alongside various types of mission work: teaching English, student work, artwork, working with children and prayer walking. After an orientation and initial training, walk the Carmino for several days or weeks while evangelising, and then share and be debriefed, and investigate further opportunities to serve here.
Throughout the year the WEC team serve in various Christian hostels doing maintenance and construction, so those with handy skills are welcome to join us.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Fitness to walk long distances, and some experience in sharing your faith easily and confidently. If you have practical maintenance or building skills, then join us at other times of the year.
Some Spanish language would be wonderful, or take some time to learn it while you are here.
While actually walking, you will sleep in the hostels along the route, possibly in mixed dorms! During the introduction and evaluation you will live with WEC missionaries. While helping in hostels that other ministries have, you will stay there.
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Spain is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. There are also two large archipelagoes, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands off the African Atlantic coast.
The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spain is the only European country to have a border with an African country (Morocco) and its African territory accounts for nearly 5% of its population, mostly in the Canary Islands, but also in Ceuta and Melilla.
With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe.
By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Málaga.
[Read more about Spain on Wikipedia]
Spain has 106 people groups and 16 of these are unreached. Spain has approx. 46 million people.
Christianity is the largest religion at almost 76%. Professing christians number 77.5% and of those 1.35% are Evangelical.
[source: Joshua Project]
Catalán, Calician and Basque are all official languages in the respective autonomous regions. Castilian (Spanish) is the only official language for all the Spanish territory. Spanish is the first language of over 340 million people; the world’s third most widely used language.
[source: Operation World, 2010]
Pray with us for:
the challenges of drugs and addiction
the training for christian leaders
key groups for outreach: the Basques, young people, peoples of other faiths and no fatih, and the elderly
Bible translation into regional languages
[Operation World print edition, 2010]
You can also pray online for Spain with Operation World
WEC España is an international team focused on:
walking alongside people, sharing the stories of faith
discipleship and starting churches where there are few
teaching and training
youth and children’s ministry
social and medical work
drug and alcohol rehabilitation with Betel
media production and broadcast
reaching out to immigrants
We are looking for anyone with a heart to serve the peoples of this beautiful land.
Check out the WEC España website for more information.