My name is Jeofrey Carmona. I grew up in a pastoral family in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and I am the youngest of 3 brothers. For as long as I can remember, I have had the privilege of being brought up in a family that values and lives out a culture of service. I was taught from a very early age to understand that while service was an important part of my faith, my identity is not in what I do, but in Jesus, and it is from His love that I perform every activity. I learned that service came in many different forms, and through the years I loved serving inside and outside of my local church, serving in communities with zero comfort, doing masonry and electric work for families, helping with office work or cleaning bathrooms, as well as leading the youth group of my local church.
Five years ago I started working as a local missionary in my beloved Guatemala. Although I grew up in a Christian family, it was not until I was 17 that I had a personal encounter with Jesus and there was a true understanding of repentance and what it means to be a new creation in the Holy Spirit. I am currently 29 years old, and in my mid-twenties I spent some time working in a construction company where my income was very stable. I also studied during that time to earn my degree in architecture. I was doing well in this work, but my heart was broken because I could not serve and respond to the needs of my community as fully as I desired. I saw the needs around me, both economical and spiritual, and I wanted to be consistent in spending time with the community in person, not only praying for their needs privately, but responding to those prayers in a real and genuine way. It was my deepest desire to disciple and encourage my brothers and sisters in faith. I decided to leave my place of work to start my own construction business in hopes that it would give me the flexibility to work as an architect and do ministry simultaneously. This worked for a time, however, as the ministry began to grow, I felt that God called me to devote more of my time to the ministry. I have been responding since then to the call to give my 100% to Him.
God put a life’s goal on my heart during that season: To “attract the hearts of the sons and daughters of God back to the heart of the Father” in a Ministry of Reconciliation as the Word describes in 2 Corinthians 5. That goal became the heart behind my ministry, Worship Room. God gave me the opportunity to found my ministry 5 years ago, and it functions in 3 parts.
1) Worship: My team and I put on nights of worship in neutral places such as cafes or parks, where we evangelize and worship Jesus together in community.
2) Discipleship: My team and I organize Bible studies and discipleship for believers in all stages of their walk with Christ, whether that be a believer that is new in their faith who wants to grow in knowledge of the Word, or a believer who wants to more deeply understand what it means to walk daily in relationship with Jesus.
3) Hope: Hope is an outreach program that provides support and hope to the community while empowering new generations through discipleship, comprehensive care, education, and feeding to the communities in San Antonio Aguas, Guatemala