The Country Lanes in Spain
Sep 10, 2015
So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. Luke 14:23 (NLT) The master’s generosity extended beyond the borders of his town. He told his servants to go beyond the town to the country roads and even look behind the hedges to find people to come to his feast.
In Spain this same desire is reflected in church planting efforts by the churches from larger towns and cities reaching out to small towns. Brian and Ruthie Gomez, AGWM personnel relate the following:
“The church we partner with in Seville has helped to plant a church in Aracena. In and around Aracena are about 30,000 people living in about 20 small towns. This church plant is the only Spanish evangelical church in the area.
“Often the work in the small towns or ‘pueblos’ is difficult. Many view the evangelical church with suspicion and are guarded to our message. Some of our work has been to support and encourage pastors in these difficult places to reach.
“I also preached in a town called Lebrija which is an ancient city settled by the Phoenicians well before the time of Christ. The pastors, Adolfo and Lydia, are a sharp young couple with two young children. They, like so many pastors here, sacrifice to serve both their congregations and support their families.
“Currently in Spain there are around 10 million people without access to an evangelical church. Many of them live in small towns. Pray for the Spanish A/G and other churches as they fulfill the call of God to ‘go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and compel them to come in’”.
To see an interactive map and pray for unreached towns in Spain please follow the link below.