David & Samantha Gilkinson
Through these opportunities God gave us a heart for Spain, as we saw the spiritual need and made friends with young Spanish Christians.
David, Samantha, Maria and Luca Gilkinson from Lisburn and now serving in Tarragona, Spain.
We serve together in the Evangelical Church in Salou, partnering to disciple youth and young adults in the church. We also serve with the food bank, children's ministry and regularly host mission teams during the summer months.
We believe that God called us to Spain after 10 years of short-term mission teams by gradually expanding our hearts for the people and giving us a discontentment at not being able to have a long term impact.
After 18 months of language learning, cultural adaptation (and our son being born) in Castellón, we moved to Salou and David took up position as Youth Pastor in the church in May 2020.