Michael and Rachel have both had a heart for evangelistic mission work and youth from a young age. As early as 4 years old, Rachel told her mother she wanted to have an orphanage in Africa! Michael became a Christian at the age of 14 and found himself on the mission field of Senegal, Africa just one year later. In the early phases of their relationship Michael and Rachel would regularly ask them selves if they would “serve God better together than apart.” With their mutual desire for children, unique aptitude to work with youth and their individual calls to missions, they came to believe that they would indeed be able to serve God better together than apart. Michael and Rachel married in June 2016 and were finally led to begin making their move to the mission field in March 2018. The Lord worked in intricate ways ultimately leading them to Hope Of Life International in Zacapa, Guatemala in July 2018. There they saw a need to reach the orphaned and at risk youth in and around Hope of Life. Currently Michael and Rachel are working towards raising their needed support to sustain life and ministry in Guatemala with hopes of beginning ministry by September 2019. Once there their goal is to use the skills and gifts God has given them to establish youth outreach at HOL. They will be working with the youth that reside on Hope of Life’s campus creating a Jesus-centered discipleship process for the youth that is effective in their culture and will continue to sustain with or without them.