The Basque are a traditional and proud people group located in northern Spain and southern France. To date, there are almost no indigenous, Basque speaking, Bible-believing communities of Christ-followers among a people group of almost 3 million.
Each July, Gateway Fellowship welcomes Basque teens into a loving and accepting environment with their host families through a one-month English immersion and cultural exchange experience (in Spanish, we call the program, "cursos de ingles en el extranjero"). We believe the simple act of welcoming students into our homes is a powerful way to allow God's love to flow through our lives and provides the students the opportunity to gain confidence through learning English in the USA, build international relationships of trust, and gain a clearer vision of the person they were created to be and the life they want to live.
Through the relationships built over the month, Basque youth are given hope for the present and for their future. For more deails on hosting a student, please visit Summer in the USA or for information on future plans for engaging with the Basque, please contact us.