Gary & Rachel DeLeon

Serves with AMG International in Guatemala

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Gary and Rachel de León are serving the Lord with AMG in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Gary, a native Guatemalan, and Rachel, a Brazilian, met while studying at a Bible college in West Michigan. They both shared the same passion for missions and upon graduating moved to Guatemala and began serving with AMG. Since 2011, they have been working with at-risk youth in the impoverished areas of Guatemala’s capital city. Gary’s area of ministry is building alliances and forming networks with government branches and non-governmental entities that also share the desire to help at-risk youth and families. Rachel, a social worker, is in charge of the church-based foster care program at AMG and focuses on training church families in a partnership with the national government’s foster care program. Micah 6:8 – “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. The majority religion is Christianity and is primarily Roman Catholic. Families in Guatemala suffer from many difficult circumstances such as drug use, alcoholism, physical violence, broken homes, and malnourishment. Often children are forced to begin working at an early age. Many families are extremely poor, live in small dilapidated homes and don’t make enough to provide for their physical needs.