Protestants in Spain (“the graveyard of missions”) have always been a small community, currently numbering around 1.2 million out of a population of 47 millions. Grupo Biblico Universtario (GBU) is the Spanish fellowship of evangelical students, and seeks to ground undergraduates in Bible knowledge and witness during their university years. Many GBU graduates have subsequently become leaders of the Evangelical Church and the importance of this movement cannot be overestimated. A recent national Summer camp, held near Toledo was the opportunity for many students to come together to learn and deepen fellowship.
Andres Rodriguez, from Barcelona, shares what most impressed him about the event: “Well, seeing the testimony of a student (Hugo) who had been converted to Christ only the year before. One day, on an evangelistic outing, we went to the city of Elche, and I was struck by how this new convert spent 45 minutes talking to a group of youths, and carried on answering their questions even as we were returning to our camp. I loved to see how God uses people who are new in their faith…” Andres went on to share the three important lessons he had learned about evangelising during the summer camp:
Firstly, “To share Jesus, we need to be people who are totally dependent on Him,” Andres said. Secondly, “A conversion doesn’t depend on us, it’s a work of God!” And thirdly, “We must accept that we are all sinners, we all need Christ… and we need to reflect what we preach.” Andres went on: “This camp has taught me much that I can apply during my time at university in Valencia… I’m returning with new strength and a desire to see God at work. It helped me to learn that all God wants is a willing heart, despite my weaknesses… He wants to continue using me and building me up.
Source: Protestante Digital
BIBLE STUDY: John 15:26
PRAISE: God that young Spanish men and women are becoming grounded in the Gospel to proclaim it to their nation. Pray for many conversions in Spain.