Marilu Mariñelarena


In October of 1993 Marilu and her husband, Carlos, were sent from Mexico City to the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa.  For 26 years they have served Jesus in Mazatlan.  Marilu is an equal partner in ministry with Carlos, leading, speaking, and serving together. God has allowed the establishment of many ministries, including the Church, Amistad Familiar, 12 Feeding Centers, serving more than 300 children daily, providing breakfast, discipleship, and access to education, ministries within the prisons of Mazatlan, providing teaching, discipleship, and life transformation, as well as ministries in hospitals and beyond.  She also is the owner and administrator of a Christian book store providing resources to the churches in Mazatlan.  More recently, Carlos and Marilu collaborate with Samaritan’s Purse nationwide, leading 45 teams of pastors throughout the country.  Through this ministry they distribute more than 800,000 gift boxes per year, spreading the gospel far and wide.