English in a Spanish Evangelical Church

English in a Spanish Evangelical church. Church Without Walls – Iglesia sin Paredes – is an international church in the province of Almeria, Spain. This is our home church, located in the town of Albox.

We are an International church, an exciting fulfillment of a ‘vision with passion’, and a wonderful demonstration of how God puts things – and people – in place.

Why an English Church in Spain

Until 2015 Abuelo & I were settled in the province of Tarragona, working on our farm in the sierras. We had moved there from south-western Andalucia – he is Sevilla-born, and Jerez de la Frontera is my adopted home town – but it was in the north-east that we thought we would be developing a future.

Then God spoke to us, simply saying, ‘I want you to go to Almeria’. Within 30 days we had packed up and moved back ‘down south’- though this time to the eastern coast.

To what we were moving, we knew not.

Of course, being God, He knew(!), and within a short time the process of events began that has led to this church plant.

That process included the gathering of a people of ‘many different tribes and tongues’.

Spanish and English in an International Evangelical Church

Andrés is natural-born Spanish, with an exceptional fluency in English, plus a full command of the Portuguese language. My native language is English, to which I’ve added Spanish from my years in Spain – and a life with Andrés. We both speak Afrikaans from the time we spent in South Africa.

Our church family represents at least 7 different nations, including
– Spanish speakers (not necessarily from mainland Spain) who speak some English; and those who speak none;
– English speakers who speak some Spanish, and those who speak none.

Sunday morning service in English. Friday night meeting in Spanish.

The church website includes information pages, together with a map and contact details for English speakers.

Towns within a half-hour or so, include Albox, Arboleas, Alfoquia, Mojacar, Partaloa, Baez, Fines, Cantoria, Huercal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Turre, Taberno, Santa Maria de Nieve, Los Carrascos, Los Llanos, Vera.

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