Alejandro Arias was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1987. At the age of seven he gave his heart to the Lord, following his mother’s conversion. Just months later their faith would be severely tested, when it was discovered that Alejandro had a cancerous tumor lodged between his heart and lungs. Convinced that God had a destiny for his life in spite of the circumstances, he began to pray each day, believing God for his healing. When Alejandro was re-examined three months later, the doctors found that the tumor had miraculously disappeared.
Following his supernatural encounter with the power of God, Alejandro received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to develop a passion for passing out tracts and sharing the gospel. A Venezuelan missionary called Orlando Lopez saw the call of God on the young boy’s life and began to mentor him, giving him opportunities to preach to hundreds at evangelistic outreaches in a local park. In 1999, Orlando felt led to take Alejandro with him to Venezuela to preach at evangelistic crusades. Many salvations and healings resulted.
Alejandro then began to preach and travel all over his native Costa Rica, covering almost the entire country with the gospel over the course of two years. At this time he also began to visit surrounding Latin American countries, such as Nicaragua, Guatemala and Colombia. In 2002, Alejandro sensed the Lord calling him to make the United States home. AAIM continued to expand after the move, with opportunities arising to minister in countries such as Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Spain, Chile, Finland and Italy and others.
While in Lakeland, Florida in 2007, Alejandro saw a vision of the map of Australia and was prompted to travel to the island nation for the first time. This would be the first of many trips, one of which would see the Lord introducing him to his future wife, Rebekah. In 2011 Alejandro and Rebekah were married in Perth, Australia among their friends and family. Alejandro and Rebekah are blessed to see the doors that God is opening in USA, Australia and all over the world. This is an exciting season and they can´t wait to see what God has in store for the future!
Alejandro has traveled extensively preaching the gospel to thousands of people around the world in more than 45 nations in five continents.
Rebekah was born in Perth, Western Australia. Raised in a Christian family, she gave her heart to the Lord at the age of five. Throughout her childhood, she was fascinated by other cultures and felt God calling her to the nations. After completing high school, Rebekah trained to become a secondary teacher and taught in a number of Christian schools. “Out of the blue” she developed a thirst to learn Spanish. A few weeks later, she discovered there was a Hispanic church meeting in the hall behind her house. Rebekah began to attend, not speaking any Spanish at the time and little realising that this was all part of God’s much bigger picture. In this season, her relationship with God was completely transformed as she discovered the power of walking in the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Mentored by her pastor, she began to receive opportunities to preach, both in her home church and interstate. It was around this time that she met Alejandro, who travelled to Perth from the USA to minister at an event hosted by her home church. During a powerful trip to El Salvador, Central America, where God opened the doors to minister in many churches, Rebekah became convicted that she was to completely give her life over to God’s service. She and Alejandro entered a long distance relationship, and for three years they travelled regularly between Australia and the United States to visit each other.
In June 2011, they were married and embarked on a six month “ministry-moon,” travelling and ministering together in North and Central America, Nigeria, Italy, Spain and Finland. They currently reside in the United States with their two daughters.
Rebekah teaches the Word with depth and carries a strong prophetic gifting. She loves to worship and also ministers through song. Her life’s mission is to see women healed, set free, restored and walking in fullness of all that God has for them.