Hector is from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was raised in a split home, growing up during his early years, living with his mom and sister. However, at the age of 15 he entered a rebellious stage and went to live with his dad. Through the next few years, the Holy Spirit working in him, and the testimony of his dad’s family, Hector came to understand his separation from God, need for a Savior, what Christ had done for him, and he got saved. Shortly after Hector entered the New Tribes Bible School. Not long after finishing he met Amy.
Raised by a Christian family who became missionaries when she was very young, Amy was taught and understood the gospel at a young age. Growing up at the missionary training center where her parents worked, she understood the need for missionaries and decided to be a missionary when she grew up. After High School she went through the New Tribes Mission training. She went to Mexico with Crystal Pierce. There she met Hector.
We met on Amy’s fourth day in Chihuahua. During the following months we would see Hector at game nights with the Bible School students, or we would go to his Hot Dog stand. We got to know each other a bit more. The summer after Amy got there many of my language helpers had finished Bible School and moved or got jobs, so I needed language helpers, and Hector volunteered. After a while Hector let Amy know he was interested in her and we spent awhile getting to know each other more, before we started dating. After dating for eleven months we got engaged.
After finishing Amy’s official Spanish study (about 3 months before we got engaged) our relationship had grown enough that we were looking towards marriage and so instead of going to a tribe with Crystal as originally planned, Amy worked for a few months at the Missionary Kid School.
In June 2012 we got married in Chihuahua and started taking care of the Guest House in Chihuahua, which we continued during the next year while Hector was going through the first year of the missions training in Mexico. The training in Mexico closed for a year to work on curriculum development. We started Hector’s green card process which was finally approved in October 2015. Almost six years after Amy went to Mexico, this time with a husband and two kids, we came to the US for a time of home assignment and partnership development. In August 2016, we will be going to the Missions Training in Missouri, so Hector can finish his training, while Amy works in the childcare program. When we finish the training our goal is to go back to Mexico!