About

Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Welcome to our website! Raquel and I (David) are a young couple serving in the Basque Region of Spain. We’re church planting missionaries ministering in a local church in the city of Irun.

I was born as part of a missionary family in Spain. My family has been in Spain now for over 40 years. Both my parents, Andy and Mimi Bonikowsky, were also raised in Spain as missionaries. Andy’s parents, Al and Helga Bonikowsky, served in the Basque region until they retired in 2014, while my maternal grandparents, Flay and Margaret Allen, started Iglesia Bautista Emanuel in Elche.

Raquel’s parents are first-generation Christians who were saved in the Canary Islands. Raquel’s father Jose Antonio Rodriguez is now the pastor of an independent Baptist church in the city of Gandía. My wife was raised in a family where all 5 children were continually involved in church ministry. As was the case with myself, her parents raised her to be a servant no matter where she was.

We now serve full-time in our church. I preach each Sunday along with the church’s new Spanish pastor, Israel Piqueras. Raquel and I both lead up the music ministry in the church, and I spend as much time as I can discipling the church members. Once a month, we visit Raquel’s family’s church in Gandía. The church is very grateful for our help one weekend a month as pastor Jose Antonio works full-time as an electrician and gets to enjoy some much-deserved respite from sermon preparation.

Both Raquel and I also work part time in order to make ends meet. I teach English at an academy and she has a great job as a pharmacist at the local pharmacy beside our church. We’re very grateful for the work God has provided, but we’re praying for increased financial support in order to lighten our work load here to invest more in the church ministry.

We’d love to hear from you and know that you’ve taken a moment to pray for our ministry. Please sign up for ministry updates if you would like to learn more about the miracles God is working in Spain and find out how to pray more specifically. You can sign up for email updates or follow via RSS, on Facebook, or Twitter.

If you would like to support our ministry in Spain financially, you can learn more about doing so here. You can also find my doctrinal statement here.