Marco and Marta Lugo

Spain

Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

Marco was appointed with Missions Door in July 2017 serving in Barcelona, Spain, where he is the pastor of their church plant, Vida y Familia.

Marco and Marta are passionate about loving and serving people. They have spent time analyzing current European culture and values to be able to better communicate the love of God. Their church teaches that we can all be missionaries in our own environment and that the tangible love of God is shown through action.

Vida y Familia has a vision to be a spiritual bridge within society and has opened its doors to engage and serve the community. Along with their church services and activities, they offer marriage courses and retreats, and share their space with the community for family gatherings and organizational meetings or workshops.

Another ministry of their church is The House of Restoration, a rental house that provides shelter to a variety of individuals including those suffering financial or relational difficulties, traveling missionaries in need of accommodations, and people visiting their city. Marco and Marta pray that through their open doors, people will encounter the love of God and a living church ready to serve.

Faith Story

When Marco was 11, he read the Word of God and a year later, gave his life to Christ. Marta became a Christian in 2007 and has dedicated her life to His service.

Marco and Marta were married in 2011. While managing their own restaurant, they felt God calling them to ministry. In May 2013, they developed a dream to plant a church and by November they had a small congregation. This was followed by starting three more home churches in nearby areas.

They continue to pursue reaching the community with the love of Christ by loving just as He did and humbly serving others.

Education

Marco has a degree in Pastoral Theology and Marta is currently studying theology.