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During the reign of Spanish dictator Franco evangelicals were forbidden to evangelise, meet outside their homes or print religious materials. But in the Catalan region of Barcelona the Gospel grew steadily and fervently. Today Spain is experiencing unprecedented revival.

Six new churches open every month and 87 new places of worship were started in the last six months of 2017, according to a bi-annual report of the Observatory of Religious Pluralism of Spain’s Justice Ministry. Today, there are 4,045 houses of worship in Spain. The growth is evident in this graph showing the number of evangelical places of worship in Spain by year, according to official data of the Observatory of Religious Pluralism.

The growth is being consistently sustained, according to Maximo Alvarez, head of In Depth Evangelism in Spain. “The figures keep growing thanks to initiatives of church planting that are being carried out by churches and denominations.” Spain had been slow to catch on to the trend in Latin America, its former colonies, where the Gospel has spread like wildfire.

 

Source: Evangelical Focus

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