MADRID, SPAIN

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the third largest city in Europe, a vibrant center of Spanish politics, finance, and culture where the days are sunny and time is measured in fiestas from the old Catholic calendars. Yet, despite the cultural influence of Catholicism, Spain is the least evangelized Spanish-speaking country in the world. Though those who serve the poor are respected, the Church itself is despised, its reputation marred by a brutal history of repression as a tool of the state.

Here in this deeply secular, postmodern, post-Christian environment, MTW’s Madrid team works to plant churches throughout the city. Since its beginning in 1991, the team has been integrally involved in planting six churches, and currently team members are working with two church plants in different parts of Madrid. Church planting, relational ministry, discipleship, and one-on-one evangelism are at this team’s core. Their hearts long to see Spanish national churches rise up and the true gospel of hope and redemption take hold of the Spanish people.

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Cho, Dale & Sunny

Dale and Sunny work with the Madrid, Spain team, making disciples of all nations.

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DeWitt, Charles & Carol

Though Spain is known as "hard soil" for the gospel, the younger generations are more open to the gospel.

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Tanzie, Bob & Joanne

The need of the church in Spain impressed itself upon the Tanzies until God’s call could no longer be set aside.

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Pray for two women, Monika and Andrea, who have recently come to faith against the odds in a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city.

Pray for Monika, that God would continue to heal her, give her a new purpose, and protect her life from physical harm, and for Andrea, that she would grow deep roots of faith and be a witness to those like her—unlikely subjects—of the reality of the grace of God.

Pray for the MTW Spain teams as they face cultural challenges of ministering to the older generation with a faith built on fear, and a younger generation disinterested in God.

Pray for Bogomil, who came to faith in Christ out of antagonistic atheism, and for others like him who have yet to embrace Jesus.

Pray for Europeans who have heard the gospel but are hesitant to fully commit to Christ. Pray that God would draw them to Himself.

Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.

Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.

Pray for missionaries seeking to minister to those who are critical and hard to love. Pray that missionaries would love their neighbor as Christ loved us.