Camilo and Sara Gonzalez
Serving in Equatorial Guinea on Global Deployment | Africa
Camilo and Sara Gonzalez serve as missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene on the Africa Region. They currently serve as Work & Witness Coordinators in Equatorial Guinea, on the Africa Central Field.
Camilo, originally from Venezuela, is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate degree in Applied Sciences of Construction. Sara, originally from Indiana, is a Registered Nurse and graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership/Administration from Ball State University.
Growing up in Venezuela, Camilo worked closely with the missionaries there, learning about their ministry and becoming part of the work of the church in Venezuela. During this time, he felt the Lord calling him into full time missions. Camilo has worked in commercial and residential construction, and has served as the Music Minister and local Work & Witness Coordinator at Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene in Indiana. Sara has worked in various nursing roles, including in the clinical setting, RN Case Management, and nursing leadership. She has also served in the local church in music ministry, Children's Bible Quizzing, as a local NMI President, and as a member of the District NMI Council. Sara felt a call to missions as a teen after her first mission trip. Their home church is Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene, on the Indianapolis District.
Camilo and Sara have been active in and passionate about the ministry of Work & Witness with the Nazarene Church for several years, serving on short term mission teams in various countries. They married in July 2002 in Venezuela and remained there until returning to the US at the end of 2003. They received the call to Africa in 2017, serving in Cabo Verde for 2 years before moving to Equatorial Guinea. They have 3 children that join them in ministry: Landon (16), Kyle (13), and Adriana (10). The Gonzalez family has a passion for missions and is excited to see how the Lord continues to use them in ministry.
Please pray for them as they develop the Work & Witness ministry in Equatorial Guinea, that the Lord will open doors for new projects and teams to join them as they work within the vision of the church in Equatorial Guinea and the Africa Central Field. Pray for them to have wisdom in project development, ministry development, and decisions that are made for the advancement of the Kingdom. There are many opportunities to serve the Lord with the Gonzalez family. You too can be a part of this work in Equatorial Guinea.
Home Assignment Dates
Jun 15, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021, 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.