A few years ago in Spain a man named Antonio cried out to God, “If you’re real, speak to me!” He was in an elevator on his way to a hotel room. Highly educated, at 27 years old, he had taught
chemistry and maths at a Catholic school in Spain. He knew of God, but didn’t know Him personally. The bellboy helped him to his room where he found a Gideon Bible on his bed.
When he asked why the Bible was on the bed, the bellboy told him it was for those who wanted “to hear God speak to them.” The same day Antonio accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour, he preached the gospel to his entire family. In one week, 35 of his family members became believers. Along with Antonio, his family began to share the Good News with others. Within the span of a few weeks, 200 people were born again. Then Antonio began preaching in the prisons of two districts in Spain, and the first year, 1,000 inmates gave their lives to Christ.
He gradually expanded his prison outreach and today there are more than 100 “home group” churches inside prisons. Revival had begun in a spiritually dead country, where many were disillusioned with the Catholic Church and had become atheists. As a direct result of the over 70 house churches Antonio has planted in Spain, he is seeing between 10 and 15 people come to the Lord every week. According to Antonio, in the last 10 years, the percentage of evangelical Christians in southern Spain has risen from 1% to 8%. He has now expanded his work to Morocco where he has contributed to the establishment of as many as 100 house churches.
Source: God Reports
Reading: Mark 4:14-20
PRAISE God for this move of the Holy Spirit in spiritually dry lands.
PRAY that Spain and North Africa will experience an unstoppable wind of the Spirit.