People are my jam.
I love people. More than that I love friendship.
I love meeting people where they are and hearing their story.
This Fall we were invited to friendship and invited to hear a story of culture, and relationship, and ministry, first hand. We spent ten days in Spain, staying up too late, having meaningful conversation, watching copious amounts of Star Trek, eating at a plethora of cafes, exploring, and doing daily life with people, who happened to be missionaries, happened to love Jesus, and happened to also be all about inviting people in deeper, so much so that they designed their ministry around just that –
inviting people in.
Meraki Exchange Point is the dream child of the Holy Spirit, Nathanael, and Courtney Mosier Warren. It has come out of love and life in a culture very different from the ones they were raised in, far removed from traditional church life and ministry.
Nathanael and Courtney fell in love with the Basque people several years ago, and then fell into the warmth of these people and their culture in Northeastern Spain when they moved there. Their deepest desire is to share the Hope of Christ with the Basque around them, particularly in the small, but bustling town of Oñati, Spain.
In doing this, they discovered a need – two needs actually:
The desire of most locals to learn English and have their children learn English for business and educational purposes
The desire to converse, to ask deep questions, and build genuine relationships around a cup of café, in a low key, inviting environment
And so Meraki Exchange Point was born – an English language school and cafe, where people can learn, grow, ask questions, make relationships, and bring friends.
Nate and Courtney have been honest with their Basque friends sharing their own desire to plant a church there, but sometimes that’s not the first ministry step. Sometimes God has plans that look a little different than we first expect.
Hear Nate and Courtney’s story and more on entrepreneurial ministry in today’s podcast:
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