Friday, 20 January 2012

Agape Staff Member Gabino Fernández Receives the Jorge Borrow 2012 Award

Gabino Fernández Campos, on of our fellow staff, has been honored with the "Cervantes" award of Spanish Evangelical literature in the 3rd Annual Jorge Borrow Award at the Bible Giveaway 2012. The award was given for his latest work, "Efemérides Ilustradas." The award will be given on April 21st at the Historic Building of the University of Salamanca. The news has been recognized by the national media like ABC and the EFE news agency.

Alfredo Pérez Alencart, secretary of this year´s committee of judges, was the one responsible for speaking with the press regarding the award: "This award is being given to honor his multi-faceted career as historian, journalist, writer, Evangelical pastor, international speaker, anthologist of Spanish-speaking poets and director of the Center for the Study of the Reformation."

Gabino has been part of Agape since 1979 when he began working with the Jesus Film Project. 15 years ago under the umbrella of Agape, he formed the Center for the Study of the Reformation (CER), of which he has been director since it´s inception. In 1979 he registered with the Spanish Association of Evangelical  Journalists. From 1985 to 1993 he was regional secretary for the Spanish Biblical Society, representing 5 autonomous communities in Spain, among those being Castilla La-Mancha and Andalucía. In 1995 he became a member of the group Christians For the Communication of the Gospel. In addition, he is a travelling speaker and has given bibliographical expositions and talks in countries throughout Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Agape Spain congratulate Gabino for this well deserved award.

Click here to read the news article in ABC.es. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Full of Hope After Returning from Haiti



From December 28th to January 5th, a GAiN Spain team was working in Haiti in our long-term project in the Ça-Ira Children´s Home.

There were several objectives for this trip: on the one hand, to work directly with the children to able to update the information of our sponsorship program through which specific support is sent from Spain for many of these children; on the other hand, to continue working and developing the construction work on all the buildings at the  children´s home that were destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

The activities with the children were truly a special time, filled with unforgettable moments. At the same time, the construction work is moving ahead according to schedule. So far, we have finished each phase according to schedule. We were also able to bring specific aid (blankets and shoes) to the children that was collected previously in Spain during the Christmas holidays.

Next summer a new GAiN team will head to Haiti from Spain with the desire to keep working on this project that fills us with hope....for them AND for us. Are you in?