Iglesia de los Hermanos — Una Luz En Las Naciones (Church of the Brethren — a Light to the Nations) has a membership of 324 in six congregations throughout Spain and one on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Outreach efforts include community gardens and work with youth and those addicted to drugs and alcohol. The church in Gijon has purchased a large building that holds their sanctuary but has space that they are planning to use for other efforts to reach out to the community. It will also provide the needed space to hold their conferences and other meetings
See the Global Food Initiative (GFI) page for more information on sponsored agricultural projects.
- GFI grants are given to relieve hunger and support agriculture in Pennsylvania, Venezuela, Spain, Burundi
Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) are supporting food distribution to the Hispanic community in Lancaster, Pa., agriculture micro-projects by the Church of the Brethren in Venezuela, a community garden project of the Church of the Brethren in Spain, and sustainable agriculture education in Burundi.
- Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to storm and hurricane relief in US, COVID-19 surge in Spain, port explosion in Beirut
Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to finance a new rebuilding project in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, efforts by Peak Creek Church of the Brethren to aid families affected by an earthquake in North Carolina, and Northern Plains District clean-up after the “derecho” storms
- Church in Spain requests prayer for outbreak of COVID-19
Iglesia de los Hermanos “Una Luz en las Naciones” (the Church of the Brethren in Spain, “A Light to the Nations”) is seeking prayer for church members affected by an outbreak of COVID-19 at its congregation in Gijon. Initially, five COVID-19 cases had been confirmed among church members as of Monday, Sept. 21. Today, Sept.
- Global Mission creates Country Advisory Teams
The Global Mission office of the Church of the Brethren has instituted a new communication tool named Country Advisory Teams (CATs). These teams are a way for the Global Mission leadership to stay informed and better understand each country or region where Church of the Brethren partners are involved.
- EDF grants support international COVID-19 responses and flooding response in the DRC
The staff of Brethren Disaster Ministries have directed several grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to COVID-19 responses by sister churches and groups in Haiti, Spain, and Ecuador, as well as to response to flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Haiti A grant of $35,000 supports Eglise des Freres
- International perspectives – Spain: ‘Our seven churches are safe’
Santos Terrero of Iglesia de los Hermanos “Una Luz en las Naciones” (the Church of the Brethren in Spain) wrote from Gijón on April 3 to report on their situation. At the time, Spain had the second-highest number of deaths related to coronavirus and more than 10,000 people had died, second only to Italy among
- GFI grants go to agriculture projects in Nigeria, Rwanda, Guatemala, Spain, Burundi
The Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren has made several grants in recent weeks. Among them are grants to a soybean value chain project and an orchard irrigation well of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Other grants are going to a pig project in Rwanda,
- ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan
Close to 65 people gathered for 2 full days to brainstorm about the future of the church of the Brethren in Spain under the theme “Un Lider Para las Naciones” (a leader for the nations) The idea of this gathering was in the making since the last Mission Alive conference where leaders from Spain first heard about becoming a global Church of the Brethren.
- Deep dive: Finding God’s Spirit moving among the nations
Sisters Julia and Marina Moneta Facini travelled from São Paulo, Brazil, to attend National Youth Conference. They were two of six international participants who were able to get visas to attend the conference through the Church of the Brethren Global Mission and Service.
- Global Food Initiative issues grants for community gardens, agriculture initiatives
The Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren has given a number of grants in the first few months of 2018 to support community gardening efforts, agriculture initiatives, and other work to support food security in a variety of areas across the globe. Grants have been given to projects in the United States, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Spain. For more information go to www.brethren.org/gfi.