Join us as we engage Spaniards in holistic ministry throughout the year under local leaders, sharing Christ’s love with our neighbors.

Granada is a walkable university city and known for its life outdoors. Daily rhythms include going out for coffee mid-morning with co-workers or tapas late into the night with family and friends. What makes Granada so special to its residents are: the liveliness of one of the most important universities in Europe; the historical ties with its neighborhoods at the foot of a medieval castle; the nightlife of eating out and strolling the quaint city streets; and enjoying nature through fun hikes, lounging on the coast, or practicing rigorous outdoor sports.

Avance España exists to serve under and alongside local leadership, congregations, and ministries in Spain. Currently, in Granada, our participants serve our partner ministries through the local church, university ministries, English clubs, social outreach, sports, and art. In the next five years, we would like to see our partnerships expand and participants serving in two more cities in southern Spain.

Kevin & Leah Book-Satterlee

Co-directors

Kevin and Leah Book-Satterlee met at Fuller Seminary both with a passion to serve God internationally. Shortly after marrying, they served in an apprenticeship with Avance Mexico. During that year, God placed a dream in them to open Avance España. After five years serving with the Avance Mexico staff, in 2016 they moved with their three children to realize the Avance España dream alongside national partners, SEPAL España.

Kevin has a heart for contextual reflection, urban mission, community service, and seeing Spanish young adults engage in living out the Kingdom of God. Kevin is pursuing doctoral studies with a focus on mission and community engagement and leads the Master’s degree partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary for both Avance España and Avance México.

Leah has a heart for family and children and seeing people deepen their walk with God through spiritual formation. Aside from mentoring Avance participants, she mentors women from her local church in Granada. She is currently finishing up a year-long certificate of spiritual formation through United World Mission, enriching this area for Avance España

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