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:
That we have been able to visit the UK to see and support our families, particularly Nicky's uncle (Frank) who is very ill with a terminal cancer diagnosis.
That both Julian and Nicky are now fully vaccinated and Jemima has an appointment for hers when we return to Valencia.
That our church family in Spain have been able to continue meeting without us in August and that one or two people were very willing to step in and help while we were away.
That we continue to have safe travels including our long drive back through France to Spain.
That as we leave the UK, our parents will remain positive about us being in Spain; that Nicky’s parents will reconnect with their church family and that Julian’s parents will come to know Jesus as their Saviour.
One young(ish) member of our Valencian church family and a good friend of ours, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer since we have been away. Please pray for her and her husband (Keila and Guillermo) as they navigate this difficult road ahead and that when we return we may be able to fully support them.
Please pray that as we return to Valencia, life will quickly return to normal for us and that Theo and Jemima settle back into their schooling after such a long time away. And that Julian and Nicky will adjust back into their normal patterns of working. We are pretty tired from our travels in the UK so we anticipate that this might be a struggle.
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