“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.”
― Jeremiah 29:11
Men are leaving their families, in droves.
Some are tired of the financial pressures of living in a developing country, so they look for another wife to start over in another village. Some cross the border to find work so their family can eat. That may last a year or two, but the money stops and the men don’t come back. What about the boys? Who will raise them? They stop going to church and are left to follow the trail of crumbs left by their father.
We’re on a mission to change that.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
― Frederick Douglas
The El Rosario Christian Academy for Boys
In 2016 we founded a full time, accredited, Christian Academy for Boys with the sole purpose of a daily, intensive study of scripture. The first class of the day, the longest class of the day, is Bible study. As a huge side benefit, the boys also receive a high quality education in math, science, language and history.
“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”
― Proverbs 29:7
For 8 years two scriptures and the voice of Jesus, have guided us.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
We take those words seriously. Since landing in 2012 we have built 12 homes, given 2250 people access to clean, safe, drinking water and helped more than 200 people get critical medical help.
We are Christians. Our hope and trust is in Him.
George and Vonda Sisneros, missionaries to Guatemala
75% of all Christian missionaries return home within the first 3 years and never serve on the foreign mission field again. Living in the tension of poverty, injustice and oppression can eventually wear you out.
“We landed in Guatemala City on July 12, 2012 with our 3 young children. In 2013 we established a boys academy in the tiny mountain village of El Rosario. In 2017 we founded a private Christian middles school where we teach Bible every day. This year, we had our first graduating class.”
“In November of 2018, by God’s amazing grace, we adopted 4 siblings, ages 2-7 years old. Our lives will never be the same. It’s like we’re starting all over again but this time without our youth. Haha. But what we lack in stamina, we more than make up for in wisdom in the Lord.”
“When we die, we want to have poured out every drop we had for the Gospel, for the Kingdom, for Jesus.”