Martha and Israel Acosta
Serving in Haiti | Mesoamerica
Israel and Martha are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. They have served in the MAC (Mexico/Central America) Regional Office in Guatemala since 2000. Israel is the field strategy coordinator for the MAC Central Field and Martha serves as his assistant. They are both originally from Nicaragua.
Israel earned a B.A. degree in accounting from the Autonomous University of Nicaragua and is a C.P.A. Prior to assuming this position with the regional office, he served as a layman, district treasurer, and member of the district advisory board on the Central District in Nicaragua. He worked as an administrator and finance director in a computer company. He is also an elder with the Church of the Nazarene.
Martha graduated from the Autonomous University of Nicaragua with a B.S. degree in Education. She served as a laywoman, District NMI president for the Central district in Nicaragua. Prior to coming to accepting her regional office assignment, she had worked for World Vision Nicaragua.
In answering God's call, the Acostas share a deep conviction for service to the Lord in leaving everything secular so that they could give 100% for His Kingdom. They have consecrated their entire lives to God, including their time, talents, gifts, and personal finances. He enjoys his position in the regional office, seeing it as an opportunity for furthering the Kingdom.
They have three children: Israel, Jairo, and Marlon and one grandchild.
Home Assignment Dates
May 01, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018, Guatemala
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.