I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. No one in my family was a Christian, and my dream was to become a professional Baseball player. I wanted a lot of money, a lot of cars, and to also take my family out of poverty. While playing baseball, I broke my elbow, so I had stop playing. SCORE sent a missionary family to my village, Los Montones, and they started having meetings for the people in the village. They told us if we went and memorized Bible verses, we could have an opportunity to win a DVD player. So my friends and I went, and that’s where I heard the gospel for the first time. It wasn’t until SCORE sent another Missionary Family to Los Montones, that on November 7th, 2008 I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. My life has been forever changed. I can now say that I live in a rich family, my parents are both Christians along with my two brothers, one sister, two nieces and a nephew. Since 2009, I have been serving with SCORE through medical translating and church planting. God has shown me and called me to be a full-time Missionary with SCORE International in the area of Church Planting, and I am thankful for that.
I was born and raised in West Michigan. My parents taught my siblings and I the importance of Church and the importance of being a child of God, but never forced it on us. I can honestly say that my faith in Jesus Christ is by His grace alone. I have never felt pressured in my relationship with Him to please my family, as many times that seems to be the case. I heard the gospel a lot growing up and made a profession of faith when I was 6 years old at an AWANA program; however, that’s where it stopped for me. At 14, we moved churches, and that was when I understood the value of having a personal intimate relationship with God. Throughout high school I led a girl’s Bible study at my church and had a lot of personal growth during that time as well. After high school, I attended community college for a couple of years in the field of Early Childhood Education. I went on a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic with my church in 2014, and that is where God revealed to me the possibility of teaching ESL (english as a second language). I went to the GAP program in 2015-2016 and learned a lot about how God was growing and changing me for a future I didn’t foresee for myself. Gredual and I got married on July 22, 2017. Among other things, I am teaching English classes at Emanuel House. God’s provision and faithfulness in my life has been overwhelming and surreal.