The work of the FFF was established in the 19th century by a German missionary to Spain working with the IEE. The IEEs roots lie in the Methodist, Reformed and Congregational churches. It works closely with the Iglesia Evangélica Alemana (German Protestant Church in Spain). The Foundation is responsible for two schools, El Porvenir and Juan de Valdés, a 130 year-old bookshop and the seminary. From the start education has played a major part in the Foundation’s mission and ministry.