It was while he was a student at the Peru Baptist College in 2005 that R Z attended a class on Muslim Evangelism taught by a missionary to North Africa. God used that class to give him a burden for the Muslim people. Since then, R has been faithful in the work of the ministry. He has planted and pastored a church and trained young men for the ministry, one of whom is now pastoring the church he started in Arequipa, Peru.
R and his wife, A, and their baby girl arrived on the field of North Africa in April 2011 and are currently in language school to learn Arabic. They are sent out of Vision Baptist Missions International. R is praying about starting a business and house church in the southern Moroccan city of Marrakesh.