It is estimated that just 1% of the population of Spain are evangelical Christians. Although 75% of Spaniards identify as Roman Catholic, this may reflect a sense of cultural identity rather than personal faith.
Julian and Nicky Milson are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with Spanish people and training up disciples who can advance the gospel for generations to come. They live and work in Valencia (Spain’s third largest city) where Julian is seconded to the IERE (Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church).
Julian leads Iglesia de Jesucristo in Valencia whilst Nicky’s primary ministry is supporting Julian and look after their children, Jemima and Theo. As Nicky becomes more fluent in Spanish she will serve the church family wherever her gifts can be used.
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As we stand on our terrace, the stillness and quiet of Valencia is unnerving. The city is usually alive with a hubbub of noises, whether from people chattering and laughing in the streets, parks, cafes and bars around us, from passing vehicles on the busy roads or planes overhead, or sirens and police whistles in the area.
At the moment, all we hear in the daytime is bird song from the finches, blackbirds, woodpigeons and swifts that have recently returned for a new season. We also hear sirens from emergency service vehicles and the sound of a police helicopter as it circles the city, patrolling the streets, parks and rooftops to enforce the strict lockdown rules. To date, we have been locked in for five and a half weeks and have only been allowed out individually for trips to the supermarket or to relieve the dog. Children are not permitted out of their homes at all but we hope this might end shortly. We thank God every day for the patience he has given to us in these very difficult days and we also thank him for good health, access to shops, electricity, running water and the internet.
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