Shop Evangelist among Asturian people (336)

Duration 0-3 Months
Region Europe
Country Spain
Skills / Passion Community & Social Action
WEC's team in Gijon, Spain run a shop, as a meeting place to reach out to the local Asturian community. The shop sells mostly women's clothing, but is also a place where the lonely an elderly can meet and talk.

You could work as a shop assistant, sorting and displaying the produce, while you take opportunities to drink coffee and chat with customers and visitors, share from the Bible and pray with them.

The Asturian people of northwest Spain are fiercely independent and number around 577,000; Catholic in tradition but many are agnostic or atheist; less than 0.1% are evangelical.

The team frequently run a discipleship course, and there is potential to organise basic English workshops or talks on interesting topics.

Qualities and gifts sort:
Have you been a counsellor or social worker? Come for a short-term experience if you already have some level of fluency in the language. Otherwise you could come and study Spanish while
working alongside us.

Many vulnerable people come and visit the shop, so you need patience, enthusiasm and a passion for people. You have good social and listening
skills ideally with some counselling training.

Thank you for your enquiry to find out more.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.