I grew up in a Christian home. At the age of 4 years old I knelt beside my dad ́s bed and he led me to Christ. As a child most my memories revolved the church. My family was very active in our local church. One of my favorite times of the year was our annual Missions Conference. In March of 2002, at the age of 12 years old, while attending our Missions Conference I surrendered my life to serve God as a missionary. I had no idea at that time where God would lead me, all I knew was that He had called me to missions.
While attended Bible college, I was around many Hispanics. Through having friends who were Hispanic, and many bus kids who were Hispanic as well, God began to place a burden on my heart for the Spanish people.
In the spring of 2009 I had the opportunity to take my first missions trip with a group from my bible college. We spent a few days in Honduras, and the rest of our trip was spent with a group of missionaries in the country of Belize. While in Belize I had the chance to go soulwinning, help in the children ́s ministry, as well help the men of the church construct a new auditorium for the church.
Since June of 2017 I ́ve had the privilege to be a part of the Spanish department of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. While attended there I ́ve been able to sing in the choir, as well as sing as a soloist. I ́ve worked in the children ́s church, teen department, bus ministry, etc. All while being able to learn and improve my Spanish.
In the fall of 2019 I went to Mexico for the first time. I spent a month there traveling some 1,200 miles throughout the country, visiting different churches. One of the churches that I visited during this trip was the Iglesia Buatista Liberted ( Liberty Baptist Church ) in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The pastor there is Pastor Adolfo Lima. God really touched my heart while there, and I believe that He would have me to return to this church and to serve along side this pastor for the time being.
Thank you so much for your considered partnership in the call of God upon my life. I prayer that together we can further the gospel in your community, and around the world.
I pray that this letter finds you all well, and I trust that God has been blessing your church, as He has been blessing me during these last few months. Thank you for your continued prayers and for your support. I apologize for the delay in updating you all about the progress of my deputation, but I would like to let you know about what’s been going on and give you an update on my plans for these next few months.
God has been good. He has allowed me to present my burden for Mexico in more churches, as well as given me the opportunity to preach. I truly am humbled every time a pastor allows me to occupy his pulpit. It seems that this year has been flying by and going in slow motion at the same time. In this month of May, I have two more churches that I am scheduled to visit before I leave for Mexico.
Lord willing, I will be leaving on June 7 to move to Mexico. As most of you know, I will be getting married this summer. My fiancé Karen has been patiently waiting for me in Mexico. I’m looking forward to being reunited with her for the first time since January. Also, I want to get there as soon as possible to get everything set in place for our wedding on July 2, 2021.
Our plans are to begin working there at Karen’s church, alongside Pastor Lima. We look forward to seeing how God will use us together as husband and wife. Our prayer is that God would use us to be a blessing to those whom we serve and that God would use us to reach the Hispanic people on your behalf. Lord willing, we will be returning to the States in the fall in order to continue our deputation.
1. Please pray that God would bless our marriage and that He would use us to reach the lost for Christ.
2. Please pray that Karen will be able to get her visa as soon as possible so that we can continue our deputation together and then return to Mexico more permanently.
Missionary to Mexico