Jorge and Ana Betsy Baños
Serving in MAR Central | Mesoamerica
We are the Baños family! We serve as missionaries of the Church of the Nazarene, assigned to the Mesoamerican Region, specifically in the Mesocentral Field. We live in Costa Rica.
Jorge is a graduate of Nazarene University, Evangelical University of the Americas in Costa Rica and Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, United States.
Ana is a graduate of the University of Panama (Panama), the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas and the Evangelical University of the Americas in Costa Rica.
Before entering the mission field, Jorge was Co-founder and associate pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Zaragoza. He also collaborated in the founding of the Church of the Nazarene of Santa Tecla; both churches are in the West District of El Salvador.
While they have been married, Jorge and Ana have served in pastoral ministry in two churches on the Central District of Costa Rica (San Rafael de Montes de Oca and Desamparados). Also Ana served as Director of Sunday School in the local church, district Director of ETED (Decentralized Theological Education) and professor of the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas.
Jorge currently serves as Academic Dean, Graduate Coordinator and professor of the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas. Ana serves as Administrator and Treasurer of the Office of Mesocentral Field.
We have a 13 year-old daughter Daniela Michelle. She studies at Methodist School. As a family we attend and serve in the Church of the Nazarene Calle Blancos in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Home Assignment Dates
Jan 06, 2019 - Feb 08, 2019, United States
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.