israel martorell - madrid, spain
I was born in Terrassa (Barcelona) although I grew up in Toledo and Madrid. My parents are pastors and have always been an example for me. At 17, I had an encounter with the Gospel of Grace and from there I have not stopped serving Jesus, sometimes full time in some ministries, other times since my profession with the initiation of two companies of graphic design and an advertising agency.
I met my wife Sonia while working together at Bible Society. We were married 16 years ago and have always shared ministry working with youth for eight years in our local church and five years later Youth for Christ, also working with church planting missions and as teachers in our local church. I also trained in theological and pastoral studies "Projecto Éfeso". We had the experience of serving for three years in Palma de Mallorca in a large church and there felt the call of God and received vision for planting a gospel-centered in the city of Madrid church. We want to reach the heart of the city with the gospel because we know that can bring social health, cultural renewal and, above all, people to the feet of Jesus.
We returned to Madrid in September last year and since then we are working on planting a church in a central neighborhood of Madrid without evangelical presence, looking for our team and creating a network of relationships. We have two wonderful twin sons, Moses and Gabriel, 5 years old.