I earned my college degree in Business in 2007 which meant the door to all my dreams had opened however, God had different plans for me. He gave me a vision. I saw myself opening big cages with thick silver bars. As I opened it, there were hundreds of children coming out. I saw myself clothing them, feeding them, hugging them and I heard a voice say “bring the children back to the Father”. I knew I was being called to the children but I didn’t know where or when. Along with an incredible team, we are now fighting for the kids from the garbage dump in Xela to have a life worthy of a child of God. Its such a beautiful adventure! In the garbage dump, among the bad smells and flies, the dust in the villages, incredible are the places where the love and grace of God have become tangible to me. I would like to thank you and welcome you to this journey of love and faith. A journey where we everyday see prayers answered and dreams come true.
Julio is one of the most energetic members of our staff! Having had a bit of practice as a dad of 3, he jumped right in on day one & knew how to help. We've never seen anyone better at entertaining large groups of children. His demeanor with them has brought so much joy, while also so much respect from our students. He has established himself as the strong leader we needed and we are so grateful to have him as part of the team.
Manuel has naturally developed into his leadership role with Faith Seeds. He has a strong business acumen and helps the Faith Seeds International Board understand where value can be added.
Carlos has been influential in keeping us organized. With over 200 children in nearly a dozen different schools, it can be quite chaotic! Carlos truly enjoys being at the service of the children. He says spending time with them has filled his days with joy and makes him feel very useful. He is currently attending college for Marketing.
Lily is a high school graduate our of the Faith Seeds scholarship program. She is now a mom to two beautiful children and a proud Faith Seeds staff member.
"My graduation from high school would have never been possible without the help and love of Faith Seeds. I am deeply grateful that my life has been forever changed because I was given the opportunity to receive an education. Today, I love being a part of the Faith Seeds team. It is a dream come true to serve the children of the community I belong to with the same people who helped me."
Michelle is a social worker in Chicago, IL. Michelle has been working with the children in Guatemala since high school and it has truly become her passion to inspire change in the region. She has been instrumental in developing Faith Seeds from the very beginning through her close friendship with Gaby.
Andy is an attorney practicing in Chicago, IL. Andy began visiting Guatemala when he was in high school and has been involved with Faith Seeds from the very beginning. His knowledge of the law has helped us navigate all facets of being a new organization and his leadership has been invaluable.
Katie is an engineer in Phoenix, AZ. After meeting Gaby in 2013 & learning about her dreams, Katie knew this organization was going to inspire change that would shape future generations. Katie helped us set up Faith Seeds in the very early stages and has been involved ever since.
Kay was one of our very first sponsors! She is a retired elementary school teacher from Toledo, OH. Her expertise in early childhood education and organizational leadership has been added incredible value to our small team.
Amanda, from Toledo, OH, also began her relationship with the children of Guatemala at a young age. She has been involved from the beginning of our organization & visits the children in Guatemala as often as work allows.