CAMINO DE SANTIAGO IN SPAIN
The Pilgrimage Way of St James from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain is 480 miles long and has been in use for over 1000 years. This year we have three Open Doors supporters who are choosing to walk the Camino de Santiago (as it is known in Spanish) as a Pilgrimage to raise money for the persecuted church.
Ian and Nigel
Ian and Nigel will be embarking upon their challenge in September. The walk will take them 32 days from start to finish and they will start in St Jean Pied de Port in France, crossing the Pyrenees into Spain and walking the breadth of northern Spain to the Atlantic coast.
So why are they choosing to do this? "We love long distance walking, but this is about so much more! We want to raise support for and awareness of Christians who face persecution because of their faith."
To support them in their journey and to keep up with their progress you can click on their just giving page.
Huge thanks to 8 year old Hannah who organised a fundraising event for Ian in their local church. There were tables selling various items and Ian was put in the stocks for people to throw wet sponges at! The event raised a massive £518.88. Well done Hannah!
Louise is walking the Camino de Santiago at the moment - in the 32 degree heat! A passionate ambassador for Open Doors, she has been praying for all the countries on the World Watch List and encouraging everyone she meets to sign the One Million Voices of Home petition
To support Louise in her journey and to keep up with her progress click here (Louise has written this in Spanish, but the DONATE button is in English so should be obvious if you are not a Spanish speaker!) https://m.facebook.com/FondosPuertasAbiertas/