In Málaga, Spain, there is an odd-looking cathedral. It was obviously designed to have two imposing towers but one of them is missing, almost as if it had been sliced off. A few hundred years ago, the people who were building that cathedral in Spain heard the call to help the Americans who were then enmeshed in a war later known as the American Revolutionary War. So, they took the money allocated for the second tower of their new cathedral and sent it to America. To this day, the “scar” on that cathedral still stands as a noble reminder of what can happen when people sacrifice for the good of others.
Today the shoe is on the other foot. There is a great spiritual hunger among the people of Spain. Spaniards are experiencing dire economic hardship. In the midst of this suffering we see an opening to help bring the Gospel back to this post-Christian nation and its people in a strategic way.
Will we, the wealthy American Church, reciprocate?
We want to reach students who are on a key Spanish university campus since they are the future leaders who will bring change and hope to their nation. We want to do this by building a second coffeehouse outreach on the campus of the University of Málaga.
Only the power of God can bring about an ambitious outreach such as this in Spain.
God, through the personal sacrifice of a number of individuals and churches in Grand Junction, Colorado, created the Four Winds Coffee and Tea ministry at the Colorado Mesa University – an outreach that helped change the way in which students are reached with the Gospel.
When the Church decides to make extraordinary sacrifices, amazing things happen. A few years ago a Grand Junction church decided to reallocate money which was about to be spent on the expansion of the stage in its sanctuary. The church instead sent the money to a far-away ministry in dire need. So, today, that church still has a shortage of space on its stage BUT in Uganda there is an orphanage with a really durable metal roof sheltering 60 babies from frequent tropical rains. Every time I enter the sanctuary of that church and notice the stage I “see” the green metal roof over the orphanage and the faces of those babies.
Please join us to create a unique “spiritual well” or coffeehouse at the University of that great city that once sacrificed so much to help our country during its founding years. See the bottom of our Vision page for how you can help. And please consider staying up to date by giving us your name and email address (at the bottom of each page on this website) so that we can keep you posted.