Serving In

Live life to the fullest and make a difference along the way. Vive la vida al máximo y haz una diferencia a lo largo del camino.

Dhariana Balbuena from the Dominican Republic and Esteban Murillo from Costa Rica got married in 2011, since then the Lord has been leading them to serve in many different ways in the local church, district and country. They currently serve as global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. Esteban is coordinating Communications and Dhariana is coordinating Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, both for the Mesoamerica Region.


Esteban is a Computer Engineer and worked as such for 15 years. Dhariana is a publicist who used to be a missionary before marrying Esteban and later dedicated her life to being a teacher.

They served as youth pastors for their church and local district for 5 years, they also coordinated NCM for the country of Costa Rica for 3 years.

Esteban and Dhariana have 2 children, Etienne who is 9 years old and Dhana who is only 4. They are a great blessing, they love books and music, being around people and sharing with the church.


Communications: The Church of the Nazarene goes where the church is not yet, to reach people around the world with the message of hope and holiness. Our communications ministry connects passionate people to the missionary work of the church to help tell the story of missions and allows more people to join the movement. Together we can see communities of people and nations transformed.

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is about equipping churches to be a response to challenges in their communities, promoting justice, opening development centers, mobilizing local resources, working on disaster prevention and response. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is also about child development and equipping people to live compassion as a lifestyle.

Their vision as a family is to have equipped churches and trained leaders to proclaim the Gospel to all people by word and deed.


Dhariana Balbuena de República Dominicana y Esteban Murillo de Costa Rica se casaron en 2011, desde entonces el Señor los ha estado guiando a servir de muchas maneras diferentes en la iglesia local, distrito y país. Actualmente sirven como misioneros globales con la Iglesia del Nazareno. Esteban está coordinando Comunicaciones y Dhariana está coordinando Ministerios Nazarenos de Compasión, ambos para la Región Mesoamérica.


Esteban es Ingeniero en Computación y trabajó como tal durante 15 años. Dhariana es una publicista que solía ser misionera antes de casarse con Esteban y luego dedicó su vida a ser maestra.

Se desempeñaron como pastores de jóvenes para su iglesia y distrito local durante 5 años, también coordinaron NCM para el país de Costa Rica durante 3 años.

Esteban y Dhariana tienen 2 hijos, Etienne que tiene 9 años y Dhana que solo tiene 4. Son una gran bendición, les encantan los libros y la música, estar rodeados de gente y compartir con la iglesia.


Comunicaciones: La Iglesia del Nazareno va donde la iglesia aún no está, para llegar a personas de todo el mundo con el mensaje de esperanza y santidad. Nuestro ministerio de comunicaciones conecta a personas apasionadas con el trabajo misionero de la iglesia para ayudar a contar la historia de las misiones y permite que más personas se unan al movimiento. Juntos podemos ver comunidades de personas y naciones transformadas.

Ministerios Nazarenos de Compasión se trata de equipar a las iglesias para que sean una respuesta a los desafíos en sus comunidades, promover la justicia, abrir centros de desarrollo, movilizar recursos locales, trabajar en la prevención y respuesta a desastres. Ministerios Nazarenos de Compasión también se trata del desarrollo infantil y de equipar a las personas para vivir la compasión como un estilo de vida.

Su visión como familia es tener iglesias equipadas y líderes capacitados para proclamar el Evangelio a todas las personas de palabra y obra.



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