To minister to pilgrims on The Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago in Spanish), a world renowned pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
You will be working in a rest stop for the pilgrims, providing them with snacks, water and first aid supplies as well as sharing the Gospel and praying with them. If you want to you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the renovation of the ministry centre/hostel.
Many of the pilgrims (people walking the Camino) are searching for something. As a result, they are open to spiritual conversations. This strategic ministry serves the physical needs of the pilgrims as well as providing many opportunities to share the Gospel. You will be working in a rest stop for the pilgrims, where they can have a seat and receive free snacks, water and first aid supplies. You will have opportunities to share your faith, your testimony, the Gospel message and to offer to pray for the pilgrims. You will learn more about the history and current situation of the evangelical church in Spain. You will also participate in any events or retreats held in the building during your time there and visit local churches.
We are looking for people who: - Speak English or Spanish. - Are open to talking to people they don’t know. - Have a desire to share their faith, their testimony, the Gospel message and to offer to pray for others. - Are flexible, willing to listen and learn.
You need to be physically fit and able to frequently walk up and down stairs as the ministry centre/hostel has a lot of stairs and no lift (elevator).
You will sleep in the ministry centre/hostel in the village of Os Muiños, about 5km from the nearest town of Muxia. You may be sharing a room with other people of the same gender. Sheets and towels will be provided. The ministry centre/hostel has wifi and laundry facilities.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. We can usually cater for different dietary requirements or food allergies (vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free etc.) as long as we know about this in advance.
If you are flying you should arrive by plane into A Coruña airport (LCG) or Santiago de Compostela airport (SCQ). If you are travelling by train you can arrive into the train station in A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela. There are then public transport links to the town of Muxia.
Most non-European participants can be in Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. However check with your local Spanish embassy what the Spanish entry requirements are for your specific country.