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Kiko and Taylor Jimenez-Robertson
The focus of the ministry in Belem has the vision to reach the “river communities” who live along the Amazon River. The ministry has a strategy to evangelize and disciple youth from the urban centers of Brazil and train them to become pioneering missionaries through the Bible Institute's discipleship program, which I will be a part of. I will be helping coordinate students with their home churches and help them to plant new churches in the river communities.
I was fortunate enough to have grown up with a God-honoring family. I came to know Jesus at the age of 6, truly believing in His perfect life, crucifixion, ressurection and imminent return. However, it wasn't until my older years as a teenager that I began to walk with Christ. At this time my familiy and I had moved to the United States from Spain, and my dad started serving in Ohio through a pastoral position. God's guidance led me to the BI in New York, where I have realized the desperate need to work for His Kingdom. I found a passion for the gospel and an urgency to share it with those who are lost. Through the vision shared during missions conference during my 2nd year, in addition to a trip to Wayumi through Ethnos360, I have gained perspective of the need for unreached people groups that I can't ignore. I decided to fully surrender my life to go or send wherever there's a need/where people are not willing to go.
Both of my parents are Christian, but I never understood the gospel until I was in middle school. I chose to believe in Jesus as my Savior, but I didn't start living for Him until high school. My senior year, as I grew closer to the Lord and decided to obey and trust Him more than ever, He completely switched my desires for my future. I ended up going to the Bible Institute for 2 years, planning to do CCI after. Over the course of those 2 years, the Lord began to show me Brazil and a burden for tribal missions and church planting. I have a heart for animistic people groups, culture, discipleship, and going where the gospel has not yet gone.
"Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24