Laura came to Guatemala in the spring of 2004 as a student teacher at the Christian Academy of Guatemala. During this time she saw the impact that the teachers at CAG had on the students and the great need for more teachers on the mission field. After graduating from college, she felt the Lords calling to return to CAG. She began teaching high school math and science in the fall of 2004.
Edgar and Laura met at their church in the fall of 2005 and were married December 15, 2007. Around this time, Edgar felt called to use his talents towards a full time ministry of reaching the world through music. He entered SETECA (Seminario Teológico Centroamericano) and studied theology with an emphasis in music graduating in 2011.
After helping with a church plant in Ciudad Quetzal and managing a guest house, Laura and Edgar were asked to take on the directorship of new Manna Worldwide childrens home. The home opened in 2014 and currently can house up to 20 children orphaned, abandoned or abused children.
Edgar and Laura have two children, Nathan and Benjamin, both born in Guatemala.
“Neither a soft berth nor a hair shirt will do: God calls us to where our great joy meets the worlds great need.” ~Frederick Buechner~