This information has been updated. The original trip scheduled for April 2016 has been CHANGED to April 2017. Several interested people contacted us and requested a change to allow more time for planning and training. Since there were no confirmations or deposits paid for April 2016, we have agreed to run this trip in 2017. Be forewarned -- there are already SEVERAL who have verbally expressed interest in the 2017 date! If you want in, you need to contact us ASAP to reserve your spot.
We’re breaking the mold for mission trips! No building projects, no vacation bible school, no feeding programs or street evangelism. No painting. No hammers. No crafts. No sleeping under a mosquito net or corralling chickens. It’s all changing and YOU can be a part of it… You’re invited!
Come to Spain for a different mission experience. Come learn about Spain. Learn about her history and her culture. Learn about how that history impacts the current state of religion, beliefs, and the church. See and experience what is going on today through different ministries and outreaches.
“What will we do?”
Come prepared to learn. During your time in Spain, you will visit several very important historical sights. Expect to learn a lot of history and see so many historical sites that your camera card won’t hold enough images and your brain will be on overload. Visit Roman ruins, Moorish palaces, castles of kings and queens, unique historic synagogues, a famous mosque, and incredible cathedrals...all of these have a special significance in the religious history and current religious climate in Spain. We will visit Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada, as well as many pueblos and lesser-known historical sites. We will visit local church congregations, as well.
Come prepared to listen. You will also meet local believers and pastors and have special times to interact with them. You will have an opportunity to listen to their stories of what it means to be a believer in Spain, to hear about the history of the protestant church in Southern Spain - a history that is VERY young and fresh on the minds of the people who actually MADE history here (and continue to make it each day). Come prepared to encourage local pastors and ministry workers. Come prepared to pray for Spain and the local church.
Come prepared to share. We will have a special time of discussion each day, with a focus and emphasis on sharing what you are learning about Spain, how you see God moving in Spain, and how we can help the Church in the USA to learn more about that Kingdom movement. Each person on this trip comes with special gifts and talents. Come prepared to share and be creative and to help us communicate what is “Spain” back to the North American church.
“So, what’s the mission?”
To learn, to listen, to encourage, to pray, and to share… that’s the mission while you are in Spain. But then you will go back home…then the real mission begins! The real mission is to take what you learn, take what you hear, take the stories and the history and the sights – take them back and share it with others. Share the vision of Spain. Share the struggles. Share the prayer needs and concerns of the people. Share your photos and your video and your love for Spain… because when you finish this trip, you are going to be in LOVE with Spain and have a passion to join God in His Kingdom work here!!! Help others fall in love with Spain, too. That’s your mission. To share God’s heart for His people in Spain.
When: April 2017 - arrive in Spain on Monday, April 17 and depart p.m. on Sunday the 23rd or early a.m. 24th. (at this time, dates are still flexible)
For more information or to sign up for this awesome opportunity, contact Laurie & Billy Drum: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-985-5238
Cost: $1000 + airfare (cost includes lodging, meals, ground transportation, and entrance fees)
Trip limited to 10 participants.
In my USA life, I was a teacher in Texas for 15 years. I was also a professional photographer, a soccer mom, a horsewoman, and the neighborhood hospitality queen. I did "Joanna Gaines farmhouse style" before Chip and JoJo were even a thing - we restored an 1884 Victorian farmhouse in small town Texas and did shiplap walls until I thought I'd go crazy. I taught at NASA, scuba dived with astronauts in training, and studied animals at Sea World for educational purposes. I've tried just about everything, because I have an insatiable need to know if I can do it! Never underestimate a Texas girl in cowboy boots!
In 2006, my husband Billy and I became cross-cultural workers (CCWs) with TMS Global. For five years, we served in three rural Quechua Wanca villages in the Andes of Peru. And when I say rural, I mean RURAL - like no potty! I spent my days in Peru learning to live a Quechua lifestyle in a rustic adobe house - cooking Peruvian foods, sewing with Quechua women, raising my chickens and goats and pigs, and planting my gardens. Now I live my life in small town Spain, serving other cross-cultural workers via teaching and training and care, and helping displaced people to navigate their new reality in Europe.
I'm passionate about fostering personal growth, growth in community, and growth in The Kingdom. Walking alongside others and helping them to use their unique design, their gifts and strengths and maximize their abilities to fulfill their God-given purpose - that's what makes my heart sing!