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August 2017
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An evangelical church on the tropical coast of Spain

Almuñecar is a small cosmopolitan town of around 29,000 people. There are a considerable number of foreign residents who have their second home here or come often for holidays. The town is located in the heart of what is called the ‘Costa Tropical’, between Nerja, in Málaga province, and the province of Almería. There are good transport links from Málaga and Granada (45 minutes by car). The climate makes it possible to grow many tropical fruits like mangos, papayas, avocados and bananas. History Almuñecar was named by the Moors Hins-Al-Monacar, which means ‘city surrounded by mountains’. This settlement has an ancient history. It was a...

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November 2016
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Visiting central Spain

Studying for Spanish GCSE two years ago, I travelled out to Spain to stay with a pastor called Jose Luis and his family, who live in a small town called Moral. He is one of three pastors and four churches, part of an organisation called Spanish Gospel Mission (SGM). This is a faithful evangelical witness in a south central area of Spain called Castilla-La Mancha. As a church in Dundee we had known about and prayed for this work for many years, and as a family we had even had Jose Luis to stay when I was about 8 years old! These connections, as well...

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September 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Spain – Features

Features Country of 194,960 sq. miles in south west Europe, bounded by France and Portugal. Mountain ranges include the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada. Capital:Madrid (4.2 million). Other major cities: Barcelona (2.6 million), Seville (680,000) and Valencia (800,000). Overseas territories include the Balearic and Canary Islands and enclaves in North Africa. There are Catalan and Basque separatist movements. Economy: The last two decades of tourism and industry, together with integration into the EU, have lifted Spain out of economic stagnation. Exports include fruit, vegetables, wine, olive oil, fish, iron ore and a variety of manufactured goods. Population: 40 million. Spanish 91.6%; Basque 5.7%; Gypsy 1.6%; foreign,...

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September 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Spain – Main Article

History Carthage dominated Spain from the fifth century B.C., then Spain became part of the Roman Empire from 200 B.C.. This ended when it was overrun by the Visigoths. The Moors invaded from North Africa in A.D. 711 and advanced up Spain until they were checked in battle at Tours in 732. Spain was effectively ‘partitioned’ between the Catholic north and the Muslim south until about 1000. Evidence of Moorish influence is still to be seen in the architecture and place-names in southern Spain. By 1250 the Catholic kings had reconquered most of Spain from the Moors. The Catholic areas belonged to the kingdoms of...

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