Giovanny and Carolina serve as missionaries with SCORE in the Dominican Republic. They have two sons, Giancarlo and Gianssen. Giovanny was born in a catholic home, and basketball was his god. He started playing basketball when he was 5 years old and was playing professionally by the time he was 16 years old. Giovanny played on the Dominican National Team for several years.
In 1995, Tennessee Temple University sent their men’s basketball team to the Dominican Republic with SCORE International and played against Giovanny’s team. After the game they shared the gospel of Jesus Christ. Giovanny received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior that day. After that GOD blessed him with a scholarship to play basketball at TTU. After his time at TTU, Giovanny went back to the Dominican Republic.
The Valdez family has been serving with SCORE International since 2003. Giovanny is a product of what GOD is doing in D.R. When he married Carolina, she was not a Christian. She received Christ as her Savior in 2005.
Giovanny now serves as the Field Director in the Dominican Republic. Giovanny oversees the details and plans for all groups traveling to the D.R. He also plans and arranges all of the games for SCORE’s athletic teams that come to play in the D.R.