We met Yeni and her husband Selvin several years ago at the school by the dump. Selvin was a gym teacher for the Crea after school tutoring program. Before each class, he would bring out a bag full of little Bibles and read with the children. His love for Christ and this community was evident. The same was true for Yeni, who volunteered at the after school program. When we started Club Exploradores, Yeni and Selvin both volunteered to help. In November of 2016, Yeni joined our team full time. Her grounded faith, kind heart, attentive mind, and joyful spirit has been such a blessing to our team and to each ministry. In December of 2019, Yeni transitioned into the leadership role of being Pure Joy's Mission Director.
Francis & Andrea
Francis & Andrea joined Pure Joy full time in January of 2020. Andrea & Francis first met on the mission field in Puerto Barrios. Since then, they have been obedient servants to our Father and have served with YWAM in both Malaysia and Guatemala for several years. They then felt God call them to return to Puerto Barrios, a place God keeps bringing them back to to serve in in missions, and a place strongly on their hearts. We are so thankful for their willingness to come and serve. They are both kind, joyful, hardworking, and compassionate. We feel so blessed to have them as a part of our team!
Wendy joined Pure Joy as a volunteer, faithfully serving at Club Exploradores, the nursing home, the senior center, and the orphanage each week, before becoming full time staff in April 2020. She is passionate about the Lord and sharing His love. We are so grateful for the kindness, love and compassion she shows to the elderly and the children at each ministry. We couldn't do what we do without people like Wendy!
Assistant Mission Director
In May of 2016, Ana starting volunteering with our Club Exploradores program for the children at the dump. As a volunteer, she was such a blessing to the ministry and to the children. Her love for the children and for God was evident. In November of 2016, Ana started to help with all of our ministries. She continues to be a huge blessing! She radiates joy, and we feel so blessed to have her on our team! This past December, Ana became Pure Joy's Assistant Missions Director. We are so thankful for her faithful service to Pure Joy.
Alex also joined Pure Joy's team in 2020. Alex is great with kids and has a heart to serve. Alex grew up in the church as his father is a pastor. Although he is the youngest member of the team, his age allows him to connect better with our youth in Project Valor. In addition, he holds the great responsibility of getting the team from ministry to ministry. We are thankful for his willingness to drive and to serve!
We first met Mery several years ago when she worked at the Senior Center. Since then, she has become an active volunteer for Pure Joy. Her heart of service and love for others is evident. We are so grateful we have people like Mery who we can call when there is a need. She is always happy to help and serve!