Camino de Santiago pilgrims are men and women from over 100 different nations, who sometimes spend weeks or months on pilgrimage. About 1,000 people a day start their pilgrimage, and most walk over 25 km (15 miles) per day. Many of these travelers are seeking a life-changing journey, with questions and ideas about the purpose of life.
We have a passion to see backpackers of the pilgrimage trail Camino de Santiago come to know Jesus. We work alongside a foundation from the Netherlands, who operate a pilgrims refuge on the Camino. We co-manage the hostel, which is run by full-time and part-time volunteers from all over the world. The hostel is located in the small village of Villamayor de Monjardin, approximately 100 kilometers from the beginning of the pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains. It provides a rustic and cozy accommodation for 25 pilgrims.
The ministry seeks to give people the chance to have contact with Jesus, through hospitality, conversations with believers, and an invitation to attend a Jesus meditation in the evenings.