Juan and Denise will work with the Council of Rural Indigenous Evangelicals of Mexico (Consejo Indígena Campesino Evangélico de México, CICEM), an IM partner in Mexico, to build up these churches and plant new churches.

Denise, who will be serving mainly in women’s ministries, has for a long time felt called to serve among women who live in male-dominated social contexts. “My sisters need to be empowered to believe they deserve more in life than just working in the kitchen or suffering silently from domestic violence,” she writes. “They need to realize how important they are to God and to the ministry of the church.”

Juan’s work will focus on leadership development in churches. He will seek to strengthen the witness of local churches by offering theological education, coaching and discipling to new and current leaders.