Missionary of the Week ____________________________________________________________
Joaquin and Paqui Lopez have partnered with GFA in the extension of
the Gospel in Spain since 1995. Both of them were born in the country of Spain.
Paqui comes from a Roman Catholic background, and at 14 years old she came to know the Lord through the ministry of missionaries. Joaquin is a third
generation Bible believing Christian.
In 1981 they got married. The Lord gave them their first daughter, Sara; and later two more
children were born, Daniel and Ana. In 1988 their last daughter, Debora, was born.
They came to the USA for
Bible training, and in 1997, after completing their training, they started a church in
Mataro. This is a city of 120,000 people located 25 miles North of the great metropolitan city of
After ten years of ministry, the church at Mataro
became completely self- supported with a beautiful building that the
church was able to buy. In 2009 they started their second church plant ministry 60
miles South of Barcelona in the province of Tarragona.
area is called el Tarracones and was one of the favorite areas in Spain by the
Roman Empire 2000 years ago. There are several important cities in a 25 miles
radius that need a Bible believing church; cities like Tarragona, Reus, Valls
and el Vendrell. Please pray that the Lord will send laborers into these
needy cities. They are looking forward to their next appointment by the Lord to
start another church in one of this cities.