Spain: Mission Trip To Benidorm, Spain

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Please be in prayer for our JFBC Team traveling to Benidorm, Spain June 7 to June 15. Our Team led by Tom and Becky will be supporting our local church sponsor with outreach and evangelism to youth and adults.

Spain: Benidorm Spain Our Team is meeting and planning our activities for our Benidorm Mission Trip and here Tron is instructing everyone on the art of balloon art to be used in our planned festivals.

Spain: Benidorm Spain

Our Team is meeting and planning our activities for our Benidorm Mission Trip and here Tron is instructing everyone on the art of balloon art to be used in our planned festivals.

Spain: Benidorm Spain Here we have the finished product and I think its a Great Dane, well maybe not! We continue to ask for your prayers for our team which departs Atlanta on Friday, 7 June.

Spain: Benidorm Spain

Here we have the finished product and I think its a Great Dane, well maybe not! We continue to ask for your prayers for our team which departs Atlanta on Friday, 7 June.

Spain: Benidorm, Spain These are some interesting facts about the City of Benidorm.: It is believed there were settlements in the Benidorm area perhaps as far back as 3000BC including evidence of Roman and Punic remains. However, settlements in the area were small and it was not until the arrival of the Moors (from whom the town derived its Arabic origin name) that the local population began to grow. The Christian King James I of Aragon re-conquered the region in 1245 and Benidorm first officially became known in 1325 when Admiral Bernat De Serria of Polop awarded it a town charter as a way of removing the Moors and allowing Christians to inhabit the area. Benidorm’s history for the next few centuries was plagued by attacks from the sea by Turkish and Barbary pirates. The 17th century saw things improve for Benidorm and its people, most notably with the construction of an advanced irrigation system in 1666 to channel water to the region. By the 18th century Benidorm fishermen had become famous and sought after all over Spain and beyond. Tuna was their main catch and they perfected the ancient almadraba technique passed down from the Arabs. The success of the fishing industry, together with improved local agriculture, helped to fuel a strong local economy. Coastal traffic increased too, bringing more wealth to the region with the town becoming a base for sea captains and the building of their vessels. In 1952 Benidorm’s fishing industry went into decline; a factor in encouraging the town council to approve many new development plans aimed at the tourist market. 

Spain: Benidorm, Spain

These are some interesting facts about the City of Benidorm.:

It is believed there were settlements in the Benidorm area perhaps as far back as 3000BC including evidence of Roman and Punic remains. However, settlements in the area were small and it was not until the arrival of the Moors (from whom the town derived its Arabic origin name) that the local population began to grow. The Christian King James I of Aragon re-conquered the region in 1245 and Benidorm first officially became known in 1325 when Admiral Bernat De Serria of Polop awarded it a town charter as a way of removing the Moors and allowing Christians to inhabit the area. Benidorm’s history for the next few centuries was plagued by attacks from the sea by Turkish and Barbary pirates. The 17th century saw things improve for Benidorm and its people, most notably with the construction of an advanced irrigation system in 1666 to channel water to the region. By the 18th century Benidorm fishermen had become famous and sought after all over Spain and beyond. Tuna was their main catch and they perfected the ancient almadraba technique passed down from the Arabs. The success of the fishing industry, together with improved local agriculture, helped to fuel a strong local economy. Coastal traffic increased too, bringing more wealth to the region with the town becoming a base for sea captains and the building of their vessels. In 1952 Benidorm’s fishing industry went into decline; a factor in encouraging the town council to approve many new development plans aimed at the tourist market.