The first Spanish translation of the Bible, la Biblia del Oso, predates even the King James Version. But despite having some reformers in the early 17th century, Spain was largely closed to the Reformation.
Today, Spain is one of the European countries most in need of the gospel—with fewer believers, faithful churches, and new churches by number of citizens. But the Lord is at work! The gospel is growing, the vision for church planting is being renewed, and laborers are being sent out into the harvest. One of the key ways we’re seeing this growth is through the internet, particularly through platforms like TGC Spanish.
TGC Spanish provides resources that can be used in pulpits and pews to teach the truths of the gospel. But in places like Spain, a second crucial ministry has been that of encouragement to believers who have felt alone and alienated from others because of the lack of Protestant and evangelical churches around them.
Some time ago, a reader explained how much comfort it’s brought to her to read writers who are also living in Spain. “In my city, there isn’t a single Protestant church,” she said. “As my husband and I are getting ready to move to a different city, we’ve been connecting online with the services from another church and are reading and watching everything we can on Coalición’s website. It’s been a balm in these trying times.”
Hearing such testimonies is humbling. We pray the Lord raises up more pastors and church planters so the number of healthy churches grows exponentially in Spain.
Ways to pray:
- Thank the Lord for his provision of gospel resources in Spanish
- For unity among true gospel workers in Spain, that they might be of one mind in service to the saints
- For wisdom for the editors of the Spanish website, so they might better understand the needs of the Spanish church
“When therefore I have completed this and have delivered to them what has been collected, I will leave for Spain by way of you. I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.” Romans 15:28–29
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