- POPULATION: 46.7 Million
- RELIGION: <6% Protestant
- KNOWN FOR: Paella, bullfights, Guggenheim, jai alai
- LAM PRESENCE SINCE: 1934
Latin America Mission began work in Spain in 1934 with a sustained evangelism effort. Today, the LAM community is Spain is primarily focused on mobilizing Latin missionaries to go around the world, particularly into Muslim nations.
Spain has more cultural heritage on a single city block than do some entire countries in other parts of the world. Its history dates to before Christ, when Spain was divided into several smaller countries with different languages. After 700 years of Muslim domination (ending in 1492), Spain was ruled as a single kingdom and embarked on an ambition colonial expansion, giving it a vast world empire in the 16th and 17th centuries that was eventually diminished in the face of British power.
Spain remained neutral during the World Wars, but suffered a devastating civil war in the 1930s. Spain today is a dynamic economy and a global champion of freedom and human rights. It suffered disproportionately in the severe economic recession that began in 2008.
Originally a center of Roman Catholicism, Spain is culturally largely secular with a fledgling evangelical church. Famous for distinctives like bullfighting and flamenco, Spain's lesser-known cultural exports include jai alai, a Basque sport.
Interested in serving with us in Spain?