Would you consider partnering with us in a worthy endeavour?
The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St James, is a trail with historical Christian pilgrimage roots. It attracts over 350,000 pilgrims each year from around the world.
Many of these modern-day pilgrims walk the 800km route through the Spanish heartland in search of spiritual transformation. These seekers come to the trail to escape from their everyday life and connect with a side of themselves that may have lain dormant for decades!
Located on the main trail, often called the French Way, is a quaint café run by GEM workers, Wes and Sherry Koop. The Pilgrim's Oasis Café serves approximately 1,300 people with diverse backgrounds each year, and provides an opportunity for the gospel along a trail that is more often than not met with new age prophets peddling false hope—crystals, idols, and relics—you name it.
In addition to their café, the Koops are in the process of expanding their ministry along the Camino by adding a coffee truck that will serve people in the local park of their village. By doing so, they believe that they will have a greater opportunity to reach their local community, as well as the additional 38,700-58,700 pilgrims each year who do not venture through the doors of their café.
So, I ask you again - would you consider partnering with us in a worthy endeavour? We hope you will!
We invite you to join us in prayer as the Koops embark on this new ministry venture. Pray that the Lord would supply all of their needs and bring about much fruit for His great glory! Pray also that the Lord would soften the hearts of the local community - a people whose lineage endured much hardship under the dictatorship of Franco, ultimately leading to negative thoughts and emotions associated with religion.
Finally, we invite you to prayerfully consider financially supporting this tremendous gospel opportunity. By donating to the Koops ministry, you will provide the funds needed to expand one of the very few evangelical stops open along the trail—a GEM-operated café and food truck.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser to financially support this ministry!