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Serving in Spain with Agape
The European Division of Campus Crusade International

We are originally from Argentina and after serving among students in our home country for 7 years as volunteer staff, we followed God’s calling to go and make disciples of Jesus in Spain. We have worked among the youth in high schools, University-Madrid, and occasionally on a national and European level since 2001. Our work includes three main areas: evangelism, discipleship and leadership development. We do this through EJE (Youth Encounter in the Spirit), summer camps, youth retreats, conferences, one-to-one mentoring, helping local churches start youth programs, walking the St. James Pilgrimage with students, and serving alongside them at The Pilgrim’s Fountain.
Spain is a country with rich history and culture, and you may think of it as mainly Catholic. However, today less than 10% of the people in Spain have a connection with the Church, and it is estimated that less than 1% have a relationship with Jesus. It has become a post-Christian, pluralistic and postmodern society.
Our vision is to help build spiritual movements among the people in Spain by living missional lives and sharing what we have with others. We work with Agape, the European division of Cru, and we just moved to Lugo (northern Spain) to work in a ministry called The Pilgrim’s Fountain, a house with the purpose to calm the physical, emotional and spiritual thirst of those pilgrims walking St. James Pilgrimage each year.
We got married in 1997, moved to Spain in 2001 and, in 2009 after 11 years of marriage, God blessed our family with two wonderful twin boys (Teo and Tomás).
Mariano is a Socio-cultural Animation Educator and has a Theology degree from the C&MA Seminary in Buenos Aires. Fanny is a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist from the University of Buenos Aires and has an MA in Counseling by Ramon Llul University in Barcelona. Mariano enjoys soccer (fútbol), reading the newspaper, photography and graphic design. Fanny enjoys tea, scrapbooking and writing. It’s a privilege to collaborate with God to change the world for Jesus! We are grateful for your prayers and support.

Blog: Pineda’s Blog
Mission Organization: Agape Europe