My wife Adriana and I grew up in Costa Rica. We met in 1997, a year before I applied to be a missionary of International Teams. We were both young people who were very involved in our local churches and had a strong call to ministerial service. We were married on July 1, 2000, and have had the privilege of serving full time in the ministry since that time as missionaries of International Teams. Our eldest daughter, Emily, was born on October 20, 2005 and Aileen was born on July 9, 2010.
From 2000 to 2011, we worked in Costa Rica, focused on youth leadership training. We pastored two youth groups and conducted two training programs, where we trained many workers, leaders, and youth pastors. God gave us the opportunity during this time to travel to different countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, and Venezuela to train leaders of different youth ministries in these countries. In 2011, we went out as transcultural missionaries to Venezuela. Our ministerial approach was the training of local church leaders, workers, and pastors. Due to the socio-political problems of this country, we returned to Costa Rica in 2014, after having started a team that still continues to develop this vision in Venezuela.
In January 2016, we arrived in Chile, with the same vision that we have long been passionate about. After a year and a half, God has opened the doors to serve through the following ministries:
Live 2.6 … This is a one-year training program with local church leadership. During the year, we hold four seminars, disciple key leaders, and help with the regular consulting and coaching of the local church leadership team to develop a disciple-making ministry. Currently, we are doing this program with four churches.
School … We are also working at our daughters’ school. Adriana does coaching with students to help them discover their vocation and what would be the best career to study in college. I work giving counseling to children with family problems and behavior. Through this investment, we have had many open doors to present Jesus to the young people we shepherd, as well as their parents.
Our local Church … We serve in one of the churches we are training with the Live 2.6 program, but we are also strongly supporting youth ministry, with teaching in the youth group and two small groups, one for boys and one for girls. The pastor also invites me to preach regularly in the church.
University ministry … We are training the leadership of two university ministries. Santiago has many colleges that do not have a relevant Christian ministry. We are training them to develop missionary communities to the universities.
Seminars and workshops … We also do workshops and seminars with churches that invite us to do this type of training, with the intention of inviting them to develop the program Live 2.6.
“Our ministerial approach is the training of local church leaders, workers, and pastors.“