Spain - Villamayor de Monjardin
By providing a warm bed and a healthy meal to thousands of pilgrims that trek across Spain, we also find opportunities to share Christ’s message of love and redemption.
Camino de Santiago pilgrims are men and women from over 100 different nations, who sometimes spend weeks or months on pilgrimage. About 1,000 people a day start their pilgrimage, and most walk over 25 km (15 miles) per day. Many of these travelers are seeking a life-changing journey, with questions and ideas about the purpose of life.
The ministry seeks to give people the chance to have contact with Jesus, through hospitality, conversations with believers, and an invitation to attend a Jesus meditation in the evenings.
The hostel is located in the small village of Villamayor de Monjardin, approximately 100 kilometers from the beginning of the pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains. It provides a rustic and cozy accommodation for 25 pilgrims.
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.