Elohim and Karla Salazar

Mexico

Service Area: Campus Ambassadors

Ministry Focus

Elohim was appointed with Missions Door in 2006 serving with Campus Ambassadors in Hermosillo, Mexico. Elohim and Karla’s vision is to inspire a “Generation with Direction” and to see an entire generation living according to the Bible and fulfilling God’s redemptive purposes for the world.

The University of Sonora Hermosillo Campus houses just over 22,000 students. Elohim has found that students are open to talking about spirituality, but the challenge is developing a deep desire to know and follow Jesus Christ. Collaborating with Arbol de Vida Church (Life Tree Church) in north Hermosillo, Elohim and Karla seek to develop a culturally relevant community of students who are being transformed by the love of God and who extend the Kingdom of God by serving others.

Faith Story

Elohim was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and at age six, he and his parents moved to Tijuana. In 1987, with his mother’s guidance, Elohim accepted Christ as his personal Savior.

Elohim wanted to be a civil engineer but he knew that even in achieving his personal goals, he still lacked something and was questioning his purpose. The truths of the Bible that had been part of his life for so many years finally began to make sense. He realized he needed guidance but he could not find a ministry resource for youth. This ministry need soon became a burden that developed his interest in serving young people.

At the age of 18, after graduating from high school, he was convinced of God’s call for his life. In 2000, with the support of his parents, his pastor and his church, Elohim moved to Nogales, Mexico to study at Nogales Baptist Seminary (SEBANO) and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Theology.

Family

Elohim was born in a Christian home and has one sister, Celica. Elohim and Karla were married in October of 2009 and have two daughters, Tzuky Jesed and Azul Elizabeth, and a son, David Elohim.

Education

  • A. in Theology at Nogales Baptist Seminary, Nogales, Sonora, México