Spain - Villamayor de Monjardin

We have a passion to see backpackers of the pilgrimage trail Camino de Santiago come to know Jesus. We work alongside a foundation from the Netherlands, who operates a pilgrims refuge on the Camino. We co-manage the hostel, which is run by full-time and part-time volunteers from all over the world.

Overview

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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OUR APPROACH
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Enter
Evaluate and Engage
Expand

ENTER

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.

EXPAND

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.

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