“My heart beats for family restoration. For the relational wholeness that can only come through Christ.”
I didn’t want to go to Guatemala. I was already on a mission, living for God,
when I was invited to be an intern at a girls’ home for a summer. Guatemala wasn’t on my radar, but it was one of God’s good plans.
It was the summer of 2015. I met two girls there who captured my heart. They had three siblings, they told me. Five altogether. Because I loved the girls, I started praying, asking God to send them a family. Someone who would teach them Truth, protect them, fight for them, adore them. Before I left, God invited me to do that very thing: be family to these children. I gave God my “yes,” with the condition that He would have to make a way.
For eight years, God gave me opportunities to stay in touch with them. I have written them letters (many times delivered by kind acquaintances), prayed, and visited when I was able – three times before 2020. God has given us a supernatural and lasting bond.
The pandemic proved that staying in touch from a distance no longer works for us. Discipleship requires presence, and I long to see these children thrive in all areas of life: spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, and relationally.
Living full-time in Guatemala, I am able to invest in these young people as they transition into adulthood. Your prayers and support empower me to that end. Thank you for being a witness to what God is doing!