Ways to get involved
Personal prayer – Signup for updates
We send out prayer updates 2-3 times per week to help you pray for the Basque Country with up to date information. These will enable you to more effectively intercede for the Basque people.
Virtual Prayer Groups Online
We organize regular prayer groups using Zoom online conferences. This allows you wherever you are to join a prayer group, even if you’re in the car.
Small Group Prayer in Homes or Churches
We are looking for leaders who will organize small groups of people to gather in their church or home to pray regularly (at least once a month) to pray for Basque Country.
About the Basque Country
The Basque Country is complicated. Some of it is in Spain. And some of it is in France. But many people wouldn't consider themselves Spanish or French.
Of the 3 million people who live in the Basque Country, only 1 million or so are Basque speakers. But those who do speak Basque consider the language to be a very significant part of their identity.
Basque people are traditionally Catholic, and yet on any given Sunday, less than 6% of people attend mass, and less than that have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
These facts lead us to ask several questions. What does it mean to be Basque? What does it mean to follow Jesus? And finally, what would it look like to be Basque AND follow Jesus?
Basque Speakers as percent of population
Percent of young people who believe in a god or higher power
Percent of people that attend mass weekly
Percent of Christ followers
Latest Prayer Updates
Para leer este párrafo en castellano desplaza el cursor hacia abajo. In Exodus 32 and 33 Moses pleads with God to go ahead of the Israelites, but God does not want to because the Israelites have sinned terribly against God. In Exodus 33:15 Moses says “If your presence does not go with us, do not[…]
Para leer este párrafo en castellano desplaza el cursor hacia abajo. This video is currently being translated from English into Basque along with the materials needed to host one of these Bible studies. Would you pray that people would have an interest to study the Bible in this way? Would you pray that as they[…]
Para leer este párrafo en castellano desplaza el cursor hacia abajo. The other day I was in FNAC, a popular bookstore (Similar to a Barnes and Noble in the USA) and I came across this shelf of books. It reminded me that the Bible is accesible to people here, if they want it. Today would[…]
Para leer este párrafo en castellano desplaza el cursor hacia abajo. Today would you please pray for Gabiria, a small town with only 487 people in it. Towns like this often get overlooked, but as I was thinking about this town I remembered that Nazareth, where Jesus was from, also was really small and unimportant.[…]
Today would you pray for God to equip believers who are here to spread God’s love and the good news about Jesus all throughout the Basque people? Pray that God’s name would be honored among the Basque people. Thanks for praying.
The other day I was walking through a town and saw this spray painted on a wall. There is a lot of dislike of religion in the Basque Country in general. The funny thing is, Jesus often spoke against religion (check out Matthew 23). Today would you pray that people’s eyes would be open to[…]
Pray for Roger and Xiomara working in Azpetia, also a sister church of the Amara Church (They meet on the street shown above). Pray for them to be brave and confident as they reach into the community and look for ways to engage the people around them. In Azpetia 83% of the population is Basque,[…]
Many people in Basque Country consider the Bible, religion, and the idea of miracles to be silly fairy tales. It turns out that the disciples of Jesus thought that too. How easy it is to not have faith. Please pray that God would give faith to the Basque people and that they wouldn’t view the[…]
Pray for Pastor Unai and Rebecca of Encuentro con Dios church (they meet currently in the theater of a Jesuit school) in the neighborhood of Gros, a working class neighborhood in San Sebastian. Pray for Unai to have wisdom and clarity as he seeks out new opportunities to reach the Basque community. Unai is one[…]
Pray for Jaime and Loly as they lead the Amara church in San Sebastian. Pray for the church leadership and elders as they lead out in starting new work in some of the smaller surrounding communities and neighborhoods of Donostia. Shown above is a map of the neighborhoods of Donostia. There are churches in Amara,[…]