I have a vision to reach Basque people with the gospel in their own language, Euskara. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and my family and I have been living in the Basque Country since 2012. The Basques are virtually an unreached people group. Even though some older people have heard the gospel, younger generations have never heard the Good News. My wife and I have spent several years learning the difficult Euskara language and building relationships with Basque people, who don’t find it easy to trust outsiders. We see God touching the lives of individuals and last year, we planted a second church. Our dream is that Basque people will respond to the gospel and take the movement forward, planting their own churches and reaching other Euskara speakers for Jesus.
To reach Basque speakers for Christ
Evangelism and church planting through real friendships with Basque people
More about Daniel Scott
My mother led me to Jesus when I was six years old. Even as a child, I had a passion for different countries and mission, and said that I wanted to be a missionary when I grew up. As a teenager, on a mission trip to a very poor place in Argentina, God touched my heart and made me see my own spiritual need as well as the need of others.
I studied political science at university in my hometown of Buenos Aires and towards the end of my university career I started working with young people at my church. Aged 23, I made a two-month trip to the Basque Country. I saw the spiritual poverty of the Basque people and God called me to this people in a very special way. I went to Barcelona to study in a seminary, and every other weekend I went to the Basque Country to serve in a church there.
Before finishing my studies in Barcelona, my wife and I began to serve in a church plant in the town of Tolosa, Basque Country. We served in this multicultural church plant for eight years. During this time, we also developed a ministry helping people on the streets and we learned the language of the Basques, Euskara.
In January 2019, we started a new full-time ministry called Kale Argia (“streetlight”) in another town called Usurbil. Now, we have planted the first Euskara-speaking church in the town and are also creating visual and audiovisual materials in Euskara to share the gospel.
Being part of CMS is a great blessing to me and I see it as an answer to our prayers. My wife and I consider teamwork vital in the context of mission and the prayer and support we receive from CMS is invaluable to our ministry.
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