Alfonso and Debee Cherene, YWAM Spain

Alfonso is from Brazil and Debee is from Guernsey, Channel Islands. Debee went to Spain in 1975, and Alfonso in 1980, where they met. They married and have been serving out of Youth With A Mission's YWAM Madrid headquarters since then.

Alfonso and Debee have three children. Christian, 25, just graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Music in Belfast and plans to spend the next year there getting his Master's degree. Natalie (Nally), 22, recently got a job as a ground attendant at the airport in Madrid. Daniel, 20, recently spent time in Belfast with Christian but is now back home in Spain, looking for work.

Alfonso is the National Director for YWAM in Spain and travels around the country providing covering for the YWAM teams in 11 locations. He is also involved in many other efforts within their network of ministries such as training, missions, pastoral care and church planting. Debee sometimes travels with Alfonso. She is currently teaching English as a Second Language. Alfonso and Debee have visited us at SVBC a number of times over the years, and we hope to arrange another visit soon. Two SVBC couples have also visited them in Spain. Alfonso and Debee are down to earth, warm, loving people who love the Lord and want to serve Him as He leads ~ forever!

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