Missions – Puente Ministries – Costa Rica
Description of Ministry:
The Twitchell and King families have a combined fourteen years of experience in central America working in the Latin culture. Upon completing their partnership with Edwin Guerra in establishing a Christian congregation In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, both families returned to the United States in 2000. After a time of furlough, they accepted the challenge to begin seeking and developing ways to bridge the gap between North American churches and Hispanic immigrants in their communities. The efforts to meet that challenge are called “PUENTE”, which in Spanish for “bridge”. Our mission is to bring Hispanics and Anglos together by equipping Christians to bridge cultures for Christ, so that congregations may become multi-cultural churches and Hispanics may come to know Christ.
During 4 years in the USA, they saw firsthand the growing need for greater Hispanic leadership, both in the United States and abroad. In 2004, the Twitchells and Kings, along with Edwin & Jessenia Guerra accepted the invitation from Victor & Heydi Hernandez to return to Central America. Based now in San Jose, Costa Rica, they are working to see Latin leadership raised up, trained and sent out, not only to other parts of Latin America, but to the world.