Esdras and Scarlet Jimenez
Serving in Ecuador, North Andean Field | South America
Esdras was born in Chiapas, Mexico. He is the second son of a pastoral family.
Growing up in his local church he has served as youth leader and as a Sunday school teacher for youth and children. He has also served as a leader in teenage ministry for the South District in Mexico. When he was 12 years old, he met the Lord as his personal Savior. In 2002, while attending a retreat in the city of Palenque, Chiapas, he felt God’s call for him to become a missionary.
Since 2005, he has served as a missionary in the Mesoamerican Region. He has served in the Communication Department, Theological Education, and Finances, Since 2014 he has been serving in the South America Region as a National Ministries Coordinator. He also has been a teacher at Quito Nazarene Seminary for the South America Region. He has a bachelor’s degree in information, and has taken additional studies in theology.
Scarlet was born in Managua, Nicaragua. She too is the second child of her family.
She graduated from the National University in Managua, Nicaragua. There she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Scarlet also attended to The Nazarene Seminary of America (SENDAS), in Costa Rica; where she obtained a Master’s degree in Religion Science, with a focus on the Mission of the Church.
She has served as a missionary since 2004. She served as treasurer to the South MAC Area formerly, she has served as a General Administrator for the Nazarene Theological Seminary at Guatemala and for the Virtual Seminary (which is an alliance of SENDAS to offer online theological studies for Latin America) in Costa Rica.
She is now working with accounting and finance for the North Andean Area office, in the South America Region.
Esdras and Scarlet have been married since February 2007. They have two children, Joshua Alexander, who was born in Mexico and Sara Michelle, who was born in Costa Rica.
They are a multi-culture family who have a genuine desire to serve the Lord with all their heart, strength, soul, and mind in order to help strengthen and build the body of Christ.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.