Who we are . . .
Introducing Angel and Christy
On a whim, Christy came on a short-term medical team with her dad in 2012, knowing nothing about Guatemala, Spanish, or Impact.
I never thought the trip would amount to anything more than a good experience and an excuse to travel to Latin America, but I found myself more and more drawn to the people and community there. Mid-way through the trip, I got a bad case of food poisoning and was out for a couple of days. This left me with a lot of time on my hands to reflect, and I began to sense that God had more for me in this place. So, I came back in 2013 and stayed 5 months for what was supposed to be a 3 month trial, working in a classroom and in the sponsorship office.
I loved my time and still sensed that God had more for me there. So, after going back to Canada to process my experience and pray about the future, I made the decision to return in 2014 for a year. This time, I worked as a translator for short-term teams and worked quite frequently in the clinic.
When the time came to re-evaluate at the end of the year, I decided that I would return and that I would work as the coordinator of the clinic – it is my passion and where I really seem to fit. Since then, I have served in the clinic full-time, and recently got married to a great guy down here – we are excited for what God has in store!
Angel and I met in 2013 when I stayed in Guatemala long-term for the first time. We were no more than friendly neighbours and co-workers until his interests were expressed right before I left to return to Canada. I got spooked, but as we continued to talk, I realized things were mutual. We started a relationship a little while after that, and eventually got engaged and married in 2015. We hope that our lives together can be used by God for His kingdom!
Partner with Angel and Christy
Over the past few years, I have thankfully been able to live off of the generous one-time donations of family, friends, and my church community in Canada. However, for the long-term stability of living and serving here in Guatemala, I realize that having regular, monthly sponsors would be a much more sustainable route. This is what I am prayerfully considering and asking of God right now.