This past week we took five days to hike through a part of Spain that we were not familiar with. Our goal was to get to know the area and see how we might be able to encourage new church plants in this region. We ended up hiking about 70 miles on the Camino Portugués with the whole family, which was quite the adventure. We have put together some videos of each day of the hike, and they will be uploaded over the coming week. You can see them over here:
Here are some photos from a small village in Galicia. Located directly above Portugal, Galicia has several large cities and many smaller villages such as this one. Vigo is the city closest to this village and is located on the Atlantic Coast.
We have a friend whose father was influential in saving this village. It also has the distinction of having the longest name in all of Spain (I believe). The name of the village is Colinas del Campo de Martín Moro Toledano.
We try to visit different places in our valley for our own enjoyment and also to make connections with our friends and soon-to-be friends. There is a bond that is formed as soon as we hear someone say, “I’m from the village ___________.” And we can say, “We have been there! We really liked the __________.”
This past week we took a hike to an abandoned village in the Tabaida Berciana which is a section of mountains we can see from our city. Here are some photos from the hike.