Mario Zamorano has been a pastor and Bible teacher since 2007. He was appointed with Missions Door on July 25, 2014 to continue the ministry he's been doing in Southern California. He has led a weekly Bible study for addicts in North Hollywood for six years, and he currently ministers to addicts in the San Fernando Valley, San Pedro and various places in between. Mario has a passion for the Lord and His Word. His vision and mission are to help addicts recover and bring them into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Mario had been rebellious and had problems with drugs and the law ever since the age of 12. When he was 26 two significant things happened in his life. He began to recover from heroin addiction and he met Camille, the woman who would later become his wife.
However for the next ten years Mario continued in a life of self-destruction. He also continued to have problems with the law. It was only after a federal indictment and the death of Mario's close friend that Camille was able to help Mario give his life to Jesus Christ.
He and his family began attending church at Calvary Chapel, and it was there that Mario began to grow and mature in the Word of God. He began to serve in various ministries at the church and then attended Bible College.
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
California, United States