Believers Build Relationships with Moroccan Immigrants in Spain Making It Easier to Share Jesus Christ with Them

(Photo courtesy of Open Doors USA)

Government collaboration has nearly halved the number of Moroccan migrant arrivals in Spain, officials announced earlier this month. Numbering over 700,000, Moroccans are reportedly the largest foreign community living in Spain.

Driven by scant hope for their future, Moroccans often head to Spain in search of economic stability and educational opportunities. There, culture shock awaits. Christian workers in Spain try to help them transition into stable lives by providing things like food and language training.

Grace*, who has been actively involved in serving migrants for about eight years, says this is truly a moment where a cup of cold water in Jesus’ Name plants a seed for a deeper relationship.

“They’re not seen as a project or as a number but they understand truly we’re investing in their lives, and we care about them,” Grace says.

“In that safe space, that really gives us the freedom and the opportunity to share with them what Christ means for us. Often…in sharing our own personal testimony, and what we have seen God do in our own lives, that opens those doors.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Nathaniel

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for God to continue to open the hearts of the immigrating families to hear the Gospel
  • Thank Him for the religious freedom afforded to those serving them
  • Ask God to lead more of the incoming Moroccans to the hope and stability that He provides