Alejandro & Kathryn Ortiz Support

Support Alejandro & Kathryn Ortiz and Family

Alejandro & Kathryn along with their 4 children are moving to serve the Mayan Achi community in Cubulco, Guatemala. Alejandro is originally from this community and still has family living in the area. In the late 90’s he worked in church planting, Bible translation, community development as well as literacy and a weekly Christian radio program in the local Achi language. It was during that time that Alejandro met Kathryn, the daughter of missionaries working in the area. After 10 years he and his family moved to Canada, where he volunteered with a local mission outreach to seasonal migrant workers in addition to participating in the mission committee of his home church.

After a time of prayerful discernment, the Ortiz family believes that God is leading them back to serve the Achi people of Cubulco. They are eager to return to this beautiful but needy area, that is part of “the dry corridor”—a geographical area of Central America that has seen many people attempt to migrate North to survive. Alejandro and Kathryn are convinced that with appropriate projects that offer food security and employment opportunities the community can thrive holistically under God’s blessing. Eventually, Kathryn will be working in maternity health with local midwives and women empowerment through community projects.