Meet the Aposento Alto team, serving the Body of Christ in Mexico and around the globe…
Fabian and Sarah Mendoza
Basiroa, Sonora, Mexico (Currently living in Texas, USA)
Fabian grew up in this village in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains near Alamos, Sonora. Missionaries from Mexico and from the United States visited Basiroa when Fabian was a child and he dedicated his life to serving Jesus in 2000. Since that time, God has given him a vision to see a Bible in each of the homes scattered throughout the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, and to see the church grow in his hometown of Basiroa. In the mountains, many of these homes can only be reached by foot, horse or ATV. In the past, he and some friends have made several trips into the mountains carrying backpacks full of Bibles. They have begun recently to break ground on mission base in the village of Basiroa. This is a God-sized dream for Fabian and Sarah, and their four kids. Presently they live in Texas.
Braulio and Pilar Leal
Las Flores, Sinaloa, Mexico
Jesus’ disciples were a diverse group of men made up of fishermen, carpenters, businessmen, etc. In Mexico, if you want to make a living, you need to work and you need to work hard. God has filled our leadership team with hard-working leaders! And Braulio is a hard working and wise pastor, teacher, and leader. He has a vision for multiplication. He leads a small church in the nearby community of Las Flores de las Culebras. He and his wife, Pily, and their three children, who are all homeschooled, live in the small fishing village of Boca del Rio.
Narciso and Maria Canseco
Quimichis, Nayarit, Mexico
Narciso and Maria live in a small farming and fishing community on the coast of Nayarit. In 2000, God called Narciso to leave his home in the state of Veracruz and move to Quimichis to preach the Word in this difficult area. Summers in this part of Mexico are extremely hot and humid with a lot of biting and stinging insects, but that doesn’t stop God’s work or thwart the passion with which Narciso and his family minister truth and love to the Church and community of Quimichis.
Ricardo and Cristina Ramirez
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Barrato! Barrato! Barrato! That is the cry you hear if you follow Ricardo through the mercado where he sells children’s clothing. The Mexican market is a lively, bustling place where one can purchase just about anything, and where vendors are not ashamed to announce that their goods are Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! Ricardo and Cristina are living presently in Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato. Because of the huge number of people who have never heard the Gospel of Christ, this central part of Mexico has been referred to by missions researchers as “The Circle of Silence”. Pray for Ricardo and Cristina, for their protection and guidance in life and ministry. Pray for blessing in helping to plant home churches locally, and to train future mission workers for locations near and far away.
Tino and Elizabeth Zuñiga
El Marcol, Sinaloa, Mexico
Tino and Elizabeth have a passion to teach God’s word, a heart to see people know Jesus personally and hands willing to serve in any capacity necessary. Tino, his wife and their three children, know what it means to suffer for Christ. For over a year, they pastored a congregation in a small farming community in Sinaloa and were persecuted for their faith and their efforts to help the people there. At one point, during a worship meeting, men came to the church building and began to weld the doors shut…with the congregation still inside. Tino and Elizabeth held firm to their faith and refused to give up until, eventually, the other believers moved to a different city and the Zuñiga family returned to their hometown of Marcol. They joined with us in the summer of 2016. Since that time, they have been serving and helping at our various missions, as well as seeking to establish a home fellowship in Marcol. They ask for wisdom as they try to show Christ’s love to those around them. They also have an interest in seeking God’s call to ministry in an international location.