Shop Evangelist among Asturian people in Spain
WEC's team in Gijon run a shop, as a meeting place to reach out to the local Asturian community. The shop sells mostly women's clothing, but is also a place where the lonely an elderly can meet and talk.
You could work as a shop assistant, sorting and displaying the produce, while you take opportunities to drink coffee and chat with customers and visitors, share from the Bible and pray with them.
The Asturian people of northwest Spain are fiercely independent and number around 577,000; Catholic in tradition but many are agnostic or athiest; less than 0.1% are evangelical.
The team frequently run a discipleship course, and there is potential to organize basic English workshops or talks on interesting topics.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Have you been a counsellor or social worker? Come for a short-term experience if you already have some level of fluency in Spanish language. Otherwise you could come and study Spanish while working alongside us.
Many vulnerable people come and visit the shop, so you need patience, enthusiasm and a passion for people. You have good social and listening skills ideally with some counselling training.
This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.
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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.