Meet Arizona Missionaries

Jesus Bustamante


Jesus and his wife, Rosita, were sent to the US by a company for whom he has worked the past 21 years. When they crossed the border from Nogales, Mexico, to Nogales, AZ, they saw the need for a Baptist Hispanic church on the Arizona side, so they planted Iglesia Border Light. They saw a building that had been abandoned for over 35 years and started praying for it. It was listed for $341,000 and the Bustamantes offered $170,000. The owner, who was an elderly man living in Denver, countered for $182,000. He said that if it was going to be to used as a church, he was willing to let it go for that amount. They are in the process of remodeling and are very happy God has called them to plant a church in Nogales. Jesus is the lead pastor and is bi-vocational. Jesus and Rosita have three children, two that are married, and a single daughter living in Phoenix.


How to Pray

  • For the unity of the church, we are growing and having many spiritual challenges with very
    religious people.
  • For the remodeling process and for a used van to pick up people at the border.
  • For the ministry to an orphanage in Nogales, Mexico, that has over 40 children who have been abandoned by parents, many due to drug traffic, etc.

Request Prayer Guide

Join us in praying for Arizona missionaries by requesting a printed copy or downloading a digital copy of the 2024 Missions Prayer Guide.

Weekly Reminders

Each week we will send an email that highlights this week's prayer focus. It will also include links to the bulletin insert and PowerPoint slide that you can use with your church to engage them in praying for Arizona missionaries.