The Milsons - Crosslinks Mission Partners in Valencia, Spain
Julian, Nicky, Jemima and Theo
Julian and Nicky Milson are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with Spanish people and training up disciples who can advance the gospel for generations to come. As of March 2018 they have lived and worked in Valencia, as Crosslinks Mission Partners. They have two children, Jemima (14) and Theo (12).
It is estimated that just 1% of the population in Spain are evangelical Christians. Although 75% of Spaniards identify as Roman Catholic, this may reflect a sense of cultural identity rather than personal faith.
Julian is seconded to the IERE (Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church) as the Rector of the 'Iglesia de Jesucristo’ which is the only church in Valencia that is part of the Anglican Communion. Nicky is involved in various areas of ministry in the church, is learning Spanish and homeschools Jemima.
Before moving to Spain, the Milson's lived in Hove where Julian was the vicar at Holy Cross Church for 11 years. Nicky served at Holy Cross in children’s ministry, youth work and music.
Prayer requests for the Milson family:
Give thanks for the church in Valencia, it has recently experienced significant growth numerically, some deepening of spiritual maturity in individuals, a positive outreach to a variety of ‘outsiders’ and rich times collectively together over the last few months both in our small group and church services.
The Milsons are in negotiations with their landlords regarding the 16% rise in their rent for the coming year. This has been, and continues to be a huge area of stress and distraction for them.
They also have a serious shortfall in their budget for the next few years due to various funding issues and the Milsons are working with Crosslinks to raise new funding. Please pray for wisdom and provision they move forward.
Please pray for their ‘team’ of people who are working at the church that they will continue to work well together and that their focus remains on the Lord’s work. (The team is: the Milsons, Chris, Rosy and Lydia Redfearn and Jim, Tania, Evie and Silas French)
Please also visit the Milsons’ Crosslinks page for further information, to sign up to their newsletter and for the opportunity to give towards their work in Valencia: https://www.crosslinks.org/people-and-places/europe/julian-and-nicky-milson/ or visit their Facebook group for regular updates: https://tinyurl.com/y7wpfuvf