Since they were cut off from the world it wasn’t a surprise that the Spaniards had developed a sense of curiosity towards the prospect of another land. There was also the possibility that they would be exposed to riches and more fertile land to plant the crops they’ve previously known and are getting to know. Maybe the idea of spreading their religion invoked a curiosity about whether or not somebody would be willing to accept it and branch out upon it to eventually come full circle. Since the ideals and ideas back home was beginning to revolve more around worship it wasn’t a strange ambition to try and branch it out to more people in order to increase its popularity. It had been the spread, just as well, to put in a good word for the king in order to make people think that he was worth following and serving.