The Wallace Family –

We moved to Panajachel, Guatemala in October 2016. God called us and we knew it. (You can learn more about our family and decision to move by watching our support raising video.) We sold almost everything we owned and stored a wall full of belongings at my parent’s house. In August, we learned our friends, who established the after-school program, would not be joining us as expected. We were heart broken, but quickly determined God still had a plan. We decided to finish our support raising so we could move, take our 3 months of Spanish classes and enroll Brooks and Carly in school. The fear of the unknown was overwhelming, but within a matter of days God connected us with an amazing network of believers, some also missionaries. The week before we were scheduled to fly to the United States for Christmas, our friends informed us they could not return to Guatemala with us after the holidays and didn’t know if, and when they could move back. Again, we felt disheartened and a little lost. So many questions raced through our heads, but never once did we question God’s purpose. Over the three-week break, we had a decision to make regarding the after-school program in Santa Cruz. Our original plan for moving to Guatemala was to expand the program, but now we were challenged with teaching it ourselves. Of course, it seemed easier to look for work through other non-profit organizations in the area. I mean, our new network of friends represented at least 10 different organizations all serving the community in unique and various ways. As we talked over the weeks and fussed about what seemed “hard” in our minds we concluded that those 16 children mattered. We couldn’t let all the little details ruin the opportunity for us to be mentors...
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Nexus Missions 2017

Matthew 28: 19-20

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”