A Gringo Builds Trust to Build Faith in Guatemala

This is the second installment in our series “We Love our Missionaries.” In this post, Pastor Josh talks with Danny and Kim Lopez in Guatemala.

In this video we talk about his ministry, challenges, dealing with having Covid-19 while in Guatemala and what he enjoys most about his ministry.

Pictured are Danny and Kim Lopez’s children, Brianna, Brayden and Daimy.

The Lopez family serves as independent missionaries to the country of Guatemala. I first met Danny when he was a youth minister in Alabama, before he was called to foreign missions. Shortly after he left Alabama to move to Guatemala, I was invited to bring my youth ministry to help with the mission. We were the first group to visit Danny almost nine years ago.

Since then, I have traveled with several groups to work alongside Danny and his family. Danny’s ministry is so impactful and refreshing. He ministers with his heart, his head and his hands. He expects everyone who visits him to do so as well. I love visiting Danny and introducing people to his ministry for this reason. Along with the information below I hope you will find our conversation helpful and encouraging.

I’ve always felt very strongly…that we have to build solid relationships and friends. Remember, I am a Gringo. They have to trust me and know that I’m not there just to make a promise and leave and never come back. It’s very important to build that trust and keep that trust. And then I can share the gospel.

Danny Lopez

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