I grew up in Guatemala as a Pastor’s kid and watched my dad serve God with love and compassion for the people. I am blessed to have grown up in an environment where I was surrounded by strong believers. I received God’s call to Missions when I was thirteen at a revival service. Although I had no idea what it would look like, I said “yes” to serving God and trusted my life and future to Him. Along the way He provided and guided me to where I am today.
I was blessed to receive a scholarship to attend Hobe Sound Bible College soon after my graduation in Guatemala. In Hobe Sound I was enrolled in the Missions Department for two years and I had wonderful teachers and I was giving the opportunity to have hands on in Missions going on Work and Witness trips and serving in the local community.
During our early years in marriage and with a young family, Roger and I knew we wanted to be involved in Missions and God gave us a few opportunities and travel to Mexico with a group of teens, once as a family and other time it was just me as a translator. God continued opening doors and we started attending Bethel Nazarene Church here in Nampa, ID where I have been giving the opportunity to serve as Missions President for the past six years. God has awakened our church with a love for Missions and we have traveled to many areas doing Work and Witnesses. Waiting for our girls to get a little bit older, we have gone on separate trips but lately God has given us the opportunity to do some trips together.
We went to Ecuador in November 2013 and it was an amazing trip together. I got to witness God bring emotional and spiritual healing for Roger and soon after that God has opened doors for us to continue going on Missions’ trips. With our church I have had the opportunity to go on a Medical Team to Guatemala as a translator. It was such a blessing that I could be part of such a wonderful team of doctors and friends and be able to bring medical help and the message of salvation to my people.
I also went to Senegal, Africa in 2014 where we were able to witness to many people and what a joy it was to see some come to the Lord. We did VBS with those beautiful kids and also we were involved in construction, painting and well digging.
Following that same year once again God provided and I got to go to Sri Lanka on a Jesus Film W&W. This country is on the list for the persecuted church. But local pastors are working hard and are sharing the gospel to their people and many are responding and accepting Jesus as their Savior.
I feel like I have left a little piece of my heart everywhere I have gone, every time I get to meet more members of my Christian family and making new friends and hope someday I get to go back and see how God continues to work in these countries.
My prayer is that God will continue opening doors for us as a family wherever it may be, here in our community or abroad. My passion is in Compassionate Ministries but most of all my heart’s desire is to be in and do His will.