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. In November of 2023, she graciously entered into the role of Mission Director for Pure Joy. We are so thankful for her willingness to serve in this leadership role. We couldn't do what we do without people like Wendy!
We met Yeni & 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 a bag full of little Bibles & read with the children. His love for Christ & this community was evident. The same was true for Yeni, who volunteered at the after school program. When we started Club Exploradores, Yeni & 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 & to each ministry.
Francis & his wife 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! (Their website is thefrizelles.com). Currently, Francis works part-time with Pure Joy but spends most of his time serving with Exago, an organization who helps missionaries around the world raise the financial support they need to be on the mission field.