Hi there! My name is Zully Ruano and I love Jesus! And coffee! Here’s a little more about me…
I was exposed to missions from a very young age and at the age of 7 during a missionary Sunday at my church, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Later, at the age of 16, the Lord inscribed 2 Corinthians 5:15 on my heart and called me to full-time ministry.
“And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and rose again.” – 2 Cor. 5:15
From that point on, my desire was to live for the Lord in the best capacity He saw fit. The Lord led me to become an elementary school teacher and I received my Teaching Credential and a master’s degree in School Administration with the purpose of using it all on the mission field. I eventually resigned from teaching to follow the Lord’s leading into full-time ministry.
I worked on staff at Calvary Chapel Downey in California, where I served as the Missions Coordinator for almost 10 years. I loved being involved in all the “behind the scenes” work in missions; from missionary care to coordinating short-term mission trips to leadership training & discipleship.
I have had the privilege of traveling to many countries to share the good news of Jesus Christ, as well as to be the hands and feet of Jesus during relief trips. I love going on mission trips! (Even when leeches were uninvited guests on the trip, I will share about Nepal another day!)
In God’s perfect timing, I received a special missionary call to help begin a Christian international school in Mallorca, Spain. There are presently 1.3% Evangelical Christians in all of Spain, therefore, the school’s purpose is not only to prepare children academically but to reach children and their families with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition to establishing a Christian school, my long term goal is to strategically use Spain’s geographical location to prepare and send missionaries to its neighboring countries in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.