Latin America & Caribbean

derek fowler

Agency — El Alfarero
Location — Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Ministry — Abandoned Children and College Campus Ministry

Derek serves at Talita Cumi, a place of refuge for orphaned, abused, and abandoned children in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Talita Cumi means “child, arise!” (Mark 5:41) It speaks to the spirit of the children at the home, and children everywhere, whose resiliency rises above the apparent limitations of their situations. Derek also serves at El Alfarero, sharing the gospel with university students and equipping Bolivian missionaries to be sent out to the nations. You can follow his blog at


luis & mimi ojeda

Agency — Mt. Sion Church
Location — Ensenada, Mexico
Ministry — Evangelism, Church Planting

The Ojeda’s church, Mt. Zion Church was founded by their work of household visitation, evangelistic crusades and discipleship as well as helping the poor. They endeavor by the grace of God to continue with the same vision and even more They recently dedicated and opened Casa Shekina, which houses Kumiai Indian girls giving them an opportunity to attend school and become involved in a local church. Mt. Zion is a church willing to reach every lost soul and giving them the love of Jesus while meeting their specific needs.


Gloria del cid

Agency — Communitas International
Location — Honduras
Ministry — Children & Recovery

Gloria has been in Honduras since 1999. Gloria runs a Learning center in a local market where kids come for an after-school program. In 2001 she started a scholarship programs for parents to help them finish elementary, junior and senior high school, and encouraging them to go on to university. Since the start of this program over ten mothers have graduated from high school, four are in university and one has graduated from university. Five have found jobs outside the market. She, along with the learning center leaders, began to extend the scholarship program to the kids of the market. 

Additionally, twice a week she teaches “Life Hurts and God Heals” in a bilingual school of 296 junior & senior high school students. Gloria is working to train five missionary women and three Honduran women in a Celebrate Recovery step study along with mentoring and training local pastors on a weekly basis.




marilyn pena

Agency — Seeds of Hope
Location — Costa Rica
Ministry — At Risk Youth

Marilyn serves as Director at Seeds of Hope in Palomo, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica was where Seeds of Hope originally began, in the small town of Quepos. Seeds of Hope Costa Rica has evolved from originally being a shelter for victims of sexual exploitation, to now becoming a safe haven and after-school educational center for at-risk youth. The main goal of SOH Costa Rica is to reach the communities that are most negatively affected by sexual exploitation, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence. Seeds of Hope is changing lives by providing functional education, spiritual mentorship, and recreational activities that help to cultivate a new mentality for the youth.


julio & suzette volcy

Agency — Hope Outreach International
Location — Haiti
Ministry — Education and Discipleship

Pastor Julio & Suzette Volcy are the founders  of Hope Outreach International, which reaches needy Haitian families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Wellness, Education & Feeding Programs, Leadership and Development training with an added focus on Discipleship Programs.

Calvary has partnered with the Volcy’s since the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti in January 2010. We have sent multiple teams to work alongside Hope Outreach International  helping with several community development projects, pastoral training, and others. As a result thousands of children and their families have given their lives to Christ and are serving their communities.


Agency — Project Mañana International
Location — Santiago, Dominican Republic
Ministry — Family Restoration & Discipleship Ministry

Since its founding in 2010 by Brian and Nebraska Berman, Project Mañana International exists to share the gospel and break the cycle of poverty by investing in impoverished children, their families and communities through clean waternutritioneducation, and discipling projects.  They operate under the slogan, Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow™.

Project Mañana ministers through six strategic projects: Nutrition Project, Education Project, Clean Water Project, Prison Project, Princess Project, and the Timothy Project.