Georgé & Maria Gonzales* making disciples among the Muslim culture in North Africa. *Pseudonyms
Our call in Caracas, Venezuela, where we grew up and came to Christ. In Caracas, God helped us to take our first steps into ministry as He was also preparing us to come to the field. By His grace we helped plant two churches, train others.
We are serving Him in Spain since 2016, we’ve been part of a team that is located in the south of Spain in the city of Granada. With the goal to see a disciple-making movement (DMM) and church-planting movement (CPM) in our state Granada by the year 2024. We are also pushing forward a coalition to help others see a DMM or CPM in their Autonomous Communities (17 in total).
Our main goal start with us, been followers of Christ who obey, put into practice, and share with others what the Word of God says. Our mission begins at home in our own lives trying to follow and imitate Christ every day. We take that to every relationship we can establish by prayer walking through unreached towns, seeking opportunities to meet others. We want to be part of our community and serve them. We also plant Gospel seeds through media efforts that allow us to find and reach those who are not currently in our circle of influence but are seeking God. Training and equipping local churches and leaders.
We trust that God has a plan for this nation and we strive to see it happen right in front of our eyes. We’d love to partner with you to bring Christ to this country!
Gabriella Balestrini is a Team Expansion missionary making disciples in Galicia, Spain.
I have been serving as a missionary in Granada, Spain since May of 2018, working with a team of church planting missionaries (including Gabo and Bárbara Ayala, also supported by HCC). Our team’s vision is to see a Disciple-Making Movement and Church Planting Movement sweep across the nation of Spain – our hearts yearn to see the nation of Spain turn to the Lord.
Our efforts are driven by Jesus’ promise in Luke 10:2… “the harvest IS plentiful.” Even in a country where many might doubt this reality, we choose to trust that Jesus meant it when He said it. Our focus among the lost in Spain is to find those who are ripe for the harvest, through close and not-so-close connections. We sow Gospel seeds abundantly among the personal connections we have, and thanks to technology, we are also able to cast a wide net over various regions of Spain utilizing an online media ministry.
We do prayer walks regularly in unreached towns, searching for people of peace and starting simple Bible studies with seekers (Bible studies that can easily evolve in to house churches). Using our online media ministry, we are also able to connect with spiritual seekers all over Spain and connect them with on-the-ground disciple-makers who can walk with them on their spiritual journey. We also work alongside existing believers (new and old), equipping those who follow Christ to fulfill the Great Commission. We do formal evangelism trainings, one-on-one discipleship, and even long-distance training helping existing Spanish believers reach their own people.
There is no doubt that HCC has had an incredible impact in my life over the years, beginning with my grandparents, my parents, and now myself as a missionary. Thank you again for your faithful investment in the kingdom over the years!