Cultural Insights

There was an article in the local paper last week about 14 new shepherds that just graduated from a shepherds academy. It's a reminder of the Basque Country's long tradition of raising sheep even though the tradition has gradually waned as society has modernized. It reminded...

People in the Basque Country are rich in comparison with the rest of the world and are very comfortable. They have excellent relationals network and friend groups. Today, please pray for those who are comfortable, educated, rich, socially connected and generally happy. Pray that God...

Above is a graph from a recent study done by the Basque Youth Observatory (visit this link for the full study). This study is based on responses of young people between age 15 and 29. Today would you pray for the 4% of students who believe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v7vqxAwFJg The above video shows thousands of people who care about Basque independence from Spain and the right for them to decide their future by a democratic referendum. Basque people are good at creating movements naturally. They also care about freedom, something that is close to God's...

Last week was a huge Basque book fair that featured pretty much every piece of Basque literature available. It was a pretty incredible experience to see how much Basque people love their language. Think about this example...

https://vimeo.com/87286842 Here's a video created by another organization in Spain. This video focuses on the need for forgiveness and reconciliation in the Basque Country. This need is something that is very real and often lies just below the surface. Most people don't speak about this, but...

A few days ago I was speaking with a Basque friend and he mentioned how he eats dinner with his wife's parents nearly every single work night. He works until 7 or 8pm, then goes home, his wife makes dinner, and her parents come over...

It has been super rainy in the Basque Country over the past few days (which it is a lot of the year). When it rains, people (obviously) are not outside near as much as they are on other days. This means that people who are...

http://youtu.be/IuMw1rAEm98 Please use today's video (I apologize for the shakiness) to guide your prayers. It's a short clip of kids playing at a park in the town of Tolosa. This video could have been taken any day in the Basque Country. Children have a wonderful life...