Raúl and Abigail (Abi) Araña-Santana are appointed as national missionaries to Spain. Raúl serves as lead pastor for the Light & Life Free Methodist Church in Rivas-Vaciamadrid and as national director of the Spanish FMC. Raúl also oversees the John Wesley Theological Seminary. Abi supports the local church and local ministries and serves as administrative assistant to Europe Area Director Josh Fajardo. She has also been appointed as the regional coordinator for ICCM in Europe. Raúl and Abi have served in the Free Methodist Church in the U.K. and Northern Ireland for the past 20 years.
- strength as the family continues to settle in a new location
- Alex, as she settles in school and learns Spanish
- the formation of new and meaningful relationships within the community
- open doors for communicating the life-changing love of God to all they contact
- wisdom, divine strategy and financial support as they bring leadership, direction, vision and pastoral care, both locally and nationally
For I Am About to Do a New Thing
The dawn of a new year fills us with joyful expectations of something new, fresh and different to come – something that will bring life and the hope of better things to come. I consider this, and my heart explodes with gratitude and excitement as I hear revival in the...
Bitterness to Forgiveness
Can you imagine immigrating from Central America to Europe? Because of growing violence among youth in El Salvador, immigrating to Spain is exactly what Shelvi did. A young woman from El Salvador, Shelvi came to Spain to start a new life and find a safe place for her...
Surprised by the Spirit
There is a “go” in the gospel; there is a call to the church to go and take what we have received and pass it on to all people of every age and every nation. “Be my witnesses” — declare what you have seen, heard and experienced. Tell everyone everywhere what the Lord...