Jose Valenzuela

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Jose’s ministry focus is planting churches in the Mayo Valley, in the city of Etchojoa, Sonora. The Mayo Valley gets its name from the Mayo people, an ancient village who were the first inhabitants of that territory. Their language is Mayo and it is still spoken among some of them. Jose has started preaching the gospel in an established place, and visiting house by house, as well as ministering to children. The Mayo Valley has many nearby villages, and in some of them they still speak their own language. Jose is already evangelizing in these villages and has brothers in Christ who are Mayo and know the language, as well as some materials in their language as well.

Faith Story

Due to the influence and testimony of Jose’s mother, at an early age he received Jesus Christ as his only and sufficient Savior. Some years later, Jose’s father became a Christian and eventually served in their church as a pastor. Jose’s wife was already a Christian before they met, and by the kindness of God, they joined in marriage and have been serving together in their church for 10 years. During this time, the Lord Jesus Christ prepared them, and after the Lord received Jose’s father, he and his wife were guided by the Lord to move to Etchojoa Sonora, to continue serving in his father's place. They are already serving in this place under the coverage of Missions Door.


Up to today, Jose’s life is ministry, and he believes that every day there is some way to serve. In addition to evangelism work, discipleship to church brothers, he also does missionary work in another village where he shares the Word of God with children and adults, and he has the privilege of serving in the Bible translation work from Mayo language to Spanish. He also visits a local rehabilitation center sharing the Word of God with the inmates. In his remaining time, he likes to visit family and enjoy good food and above all good rest. During the 10 years that he’s served God in his church, he had the opportunity to take some courses at a Bible Institute, and now he continues in his preparation, enrolling in the Baptist Seminary of Nogales.




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From ancient civilizations to modern cities, colorful traditions advance a vibrant culture

Colorful and joyful fiestas provide a staple of life in Mexico to celebrate everything from patron saints to national holidays to guitar music. Today's traditions blend Spanish influence since the 1500s with the heritage of ancient civilizations that flourished in Mexico for thousands of years prior.

Sunny beaches and turquoise waters of Baja California and Cancún bring thousands of tourists each year. And amid a combination of historic and modern architecture, Mexico City's 20 million residents make it one of the most populated urban centers in the world.

At the heart of every Mexican city lies the zócalo, or central public square, that invites community interaction. In contrast, plastered walls often surround affluent homes to provide protection and symbolize the importance of family in Mexican society.

The country has one of the world’s largest economies, driven significantly by manufacturing, and is the world’s largest producer of silver. But high rates of unemployment and crime make it hard for many households to earn enough income.

Your participation with Missions Door helps to meet strategic and spiritual needs of communities in Mexico through medical teams, leadership training, economic development, church planting and youth ministry.

Cultural Snapshot

The acclaimed Mexican painter Diego Rivera created elaborate murals that depict Mexico's history and culture.

Faith Fact

Mexico has the second largest population of Catholics in the world, approximately 96 million.

Country Profile

Population: 118 million, 46% ages 0–24

Major Religions: 83% Catholic, 6% Protestant

Languages: 93% Spanish, 6% bilingual in Spanish and indigenous languages

Literacy: 94%

Poverty: 52%



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, Mexico