Fernando grew up in a Garifuna community on the northern coast of Honduras, and he came to know Christ as his personal Savior when he was 15. Shortly after, he joined the team who translated the Bible into the Garifuna language. After earning a B.A. in Bible at Pensacola Christian College, Fernando served in Guinea Bissau for two years as a missionary. Since returning to Honduras, he has completed his MBA degree and helped start a Bible school for Garifuna pastors and church leaders.
Alison, from Washington State, was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was five years old. Having felt the Lord call her to serve as a missionary in Latin America, she studied Spanish and linguistics in college. She spent one year with Youth With A Mission in Colombia, and has also served with Wycliffe in Mexico and Central America in various roles, including linguistics training for Spanish speakers.
Fernando and Alison met at a linguistics course, continued to stay in touch in spite of living in different countries, and were married in December 2010. Their son was born in January 2014 and their daughter in August 2015. They are currently serving with OneStory, a Bible storying project for oral cultures, as well as at the Garifuna Bible School and in a local Garifuna church congregation. The Lord has given them the vision to see the gospel continue to grow among the Garifuna people and facilitate training opportunities for Garifuna believers in Honduras.
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