Lourdes Aguirre

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Lourdes began ministerial work with the children in her church where she was spiritually born. After, she served in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, with children and supporting the youth group. Later she entered Seminary in the city of Guaymas, where she was studying and working in the Emmanuel Baptist church for four years. Upon graduating from the seminar, Lourdes married Pastor Arturo Aguirre. They started the ministry together at the Cristo Vive Baptist Church in the town of Santa Ana Sonora and had a call to work as missionaries in Nayarit. There they started two missions and visited a town in Santa Maria del Oro. After three years they went to Cristo Viene Baptist Church in La Paz, Baja California Sur. They started the work in that place and opened a mission in the town of Calafia. In that same city they worked at the Baptist House of Prayer church. In prayer and direction of the Holy Spirit, Lourdes and Arturo moved to Hermosillo, Sonora, city where they began their current ministry. Together, they planted El Sembrador Baptist Church where they have a children's club in neighborhoods. They work in cells, share the Word and support the needy. They started a new plant in the town of Miguel Aleman and Punta Chueca (with the Seris indigenous group). So far, after Arturo’s death, Lourdes continues working with the same goals he had and continues to move forward on the ministry they started together.

Faith Story

When Lourdes was a teenager, her parents began to meet at the Eben-Ezer Baptist Church in Nayarit. They invited her to attend but initially it was boring and a waste of time. They never forced her—they let her make her own decisions. The whole family left home on Sundays, either to church or for a walk, so Lourdes was left alone at home. So, in order to not be left alone, Lourdes started attending church, although not to listen. The young people began to invite her to their meetings, and she got involved with them for fun, until one day in a campfire they sang a song saying that if I died at that moment where would I go. Lourdes meditated on it and with what she had already heard of the Word, she answered that question within herself. Lourdes got up and walked home crying. When she arrived, she entered my bedroom and, on her knees, spoke with God asking for forgiveness and to give him her life.

Family

Married May 11, 1992. Widow December 14, 2018 Ana Abigail Aguirre Andrade Angelica Adamic Aguirre Andrade Abdiel Arturo Aguirre Andrade Areli Andrea Aguirre Andrade

Education

Las Americas Administrative Commercial School. Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. 3 years of Accounting. Baptist Theological Seminary of Sonora. Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. 4 years. Bachelor of Christian Education. Some APEN workshops. Other ones in Guadalajara Jalisco, Nogales, Sonora, Guaymas, Sonora, Tepic, Nayarit, La Paz, Baja California Sur,

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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%

 

 

Ministry service area:
International

Ministry location:
, Mexico