Douglas and María Augusta Cowan have been based in Spain since 2014, after many years of serving with Latin Link in Ecuador. They are now working with Revelation TV in Málaga, a Christian TV station that aims to reach people around the world with the gospel message. Douglas’ role is in helping to develop a new studio building, as well as assisting with general technical support. María Augusta works with the audio department and supports viewers through the prayer line, as well as building ministry links in the local community. Douglas is also the Country Team leader.

PRAY as Douglas and María Augusta help to plan a summer youth camp for people in their town, taking place in the first week of July. They are hoping to have at least 40 young peole who are not from a church background.

Jill Spink coordinates the work of Cascadas (Waterfalls) in the Madrid mountains. Cascadas is a study retreat centre focused on hospitality, care for creation, and biblical reflection on how the gospel relates to all areas of life, all in the context of a small community. The centre places a high emphasis on issues of social justice.

PRAY for the development of creation care projects in the community – for creativity, involvement of volunteers, deepening relationship with locals, and wisdom as they establish greater connections with A Rocha, a Christian conservation organisation.

PRAY for other Spain Team members: Jesús Espinola and María Jesús Hernández de Espinola, with daughters Elisa and Laura, and Edith Villamajo, a strider serving in both the UK and Spain.

Pray for Spain:

PRAY for the testimony of the evangelical church and incorporation of the many Latin American Christians who reside in Spain.Map of Spain, with key country statistics such as population, currency etc.

PRAY for greater mobilisation of mission workers to and from Spain.

PRAY for the current political situation. The recently-formed new government is quickly implementing significant changes in laws and is seeking ways to deal with the challenges in Catalonia.

PRAY for the country’s high unemployment rate. Opportunities for young people and over 50s are still very limited. Much employment is still precarious with short term contracts and relatively low salaries.

Other prayer points... June

5-7 Geoff Baines is in Huehuetenango, in the north of Guatemala, teaching on ‘Justice’ to a group of volunteers, alongside Food for the Hungry, an international Christian relief charity. Pray for open minds and a willingness to stand up for justice in a place where corruption and injustice are rife.

8 Pray for the women in the San Pedro Oruro prison, some of whom are participating in discipleship courses run by Prison Fellowship Oruro in Bolivia.

14 In Salta, Argentina, there is a retreat for church leaders on the theme of ‘Creating a Discipleship Culture’. Pray for Matías and Paula Rigau and Daniel and Flavia Lescano, as they implement this teaching at San Andrés Church.

16 Katie Birss returns to the UK after her nine-month Stride placement in Guatemala. Pray for her as she adapts back to UK culture and prepares for University.

20 At the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), there is an event to celebrate the publication of the Comentario Bíblico Contemporáneo, Contemporary Bible Commentary, which is the first of its kind in Latin America.

24 Graham and Debbie Frith travel to Sucre to teach a session on intensive prayer ministry.

25-26 Pray for important Peru leadership meetings. They are due to be the last meetings of the year, as the Country Team Leader and Short-term Coordinator begin their home leave shortly after.

30 Pray for Miriam Hernandez, a Strider from Guatemala who is in the process of raising funds for her placement in Cuba beginning in August. Pray that God provides for all her needs.

Download a pdf of the June 2019 ¡Oremos!, with all the above prayer points HERE