EFCA – Evangelical Free Church of America
I am currently working with Hispanic and immigrant ministries within the U.S., GATEWAY Theological Institute and Immigrant Hope.
I was a member of Fulton Church when I lived in Edgerton, before I left for Honduras as a full time missionary in 1998. Before I went to the field, I had been a dental assistant, an instructor of dental assisting at Blackhawk Tech, owned a restaurant and catering service with my mother (The Countryside Restaurant, Hwy 11/14 at the Rock/Walworth county line) and was the food service director for Marriot Corporation for Stoughton and Janesville schools food service operations. All of these things prepared me for what was to come.
The first 3 ½ years in Honduras, I lived and worked at a mission house where we brought in teams from the U.S. every other week. The teams served poor areas by holding medical/dental/eye clinics and also did evangelism at the clinics. The last 6 years in Honduras I worked with some of the same missionaries from the mission house, but we joined the EFCA mission. We concentrated on evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
In 2007, I returned to the U.S. (Pharr, TX, on the border with Mexico in Deep South Texas) to help care for my elderly parent’s needs. By God’s grace I was provided the opportunity to continue to serve as a missionary in the U.S. with the EFCA Hispanic Ministries because of my Spanish fluency. I continue to serve Hispanic Ministries, but my role has expanded to include helping administrate the Immigrant Mission and GATEWAY Theological Institute. I am able to work from my home office via virtual office and travel usually once a month to Minneapolis and or other sites in the U.S. I also visit Honduras once a year to continue to support the ministries there.
My Mom, lives with me and my sister. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Lord in ministry while continuing to care for my mother.