We’re excited about our project to reach the North of Spain for Christ. We have a heart for planting churches and discipleship training. Currently we are seeking ministry partners to join our project through prayer and support. When we begin in Spring 2019, we will be working with Manuel and Rosa Martinez in Vilanova i la Geltru, assisting them with church planting and ministry while we prayerfully seek the site for a new church plant in North Spain.
Spain is hardened to the gospel because of its history of Catholicism. While there are many devout Catholics, many Spaniards reject religion and turn to atheism and new age ideologies. Sharing the gospel requires patience and tact while developing meaningful relationships that reflect the love of Christ. Many areas in the North of Spain are largely unreached by an evangelical presence and desperately need a church that teaches sound biblical doctrine.
We are seeking prayer for God’s guidance in the strategy for our church-planting ministry after serving with the Martinez family; also for logistics as we manage our deputation; and for unity and vision as we pursue God’s will in our life ministry.
Victor was born in Mexico and was led to the Lord as a child by his aunt. His mother and he moved to Spain when he was nine years old and he rejected Christianity during his teen years. The work of the Holy Spirit and many prayers brought him back from rebellion. In 2009, he visited Mexico and stayed with his aunt who had led him to Christ. A conversation led to him rededicating his life to the Lord. God changed his heart to pursue a life of ministry. Victor went to Pensacola Christian College in Florida to study pastoral ministries, and there met Maddy.
Maddy was born and raised in Minnesota with her brother and sister. Her parents were Christians and regularly attended church, where she first understood the gospel in Sunday school and accepted Christ. She grew in the Lord and learned to surrender her life to Him. She wanted to use her talents to further the gospel of Christ, and pursued a graphic design degree at Pensacola Christian College. She’s been able to use her skills in graphic design in various ways for the ministries she’s served in.
Victor and Maddy were married in 2014. After they both achieved their MA degrees, they moved to Spain and worked with a church plant for two years.
They have two beautiful little boys, Donovan (June, 2016) and Nathan (May, 2018).