Cristian was born in the south of the continent, in the last southern city of Argentina, Ushuaia. After several painful circumstances in his life, such as the sadness of losing his mother when he was 12 years old, he got to know the Church through an invitation, on a special Christmas week. From that moment on, the Church became his new family and Jesus the person who would take charge of his life from that moment on. Cristian decided to give his life in service to Jesus through pastoral ministry, when he went to study theology at the Adventist University of Plata, always with the desire to share the Gospel in places not yet reached. It was at the university, where he immersed himself more and more in the mission, participating in different missionary groups and projects, traveling to different places.
Solange was born into a Christian home. Her father is a pastor, and along with her family, Solange understood the value of sharing God’s word with others to give them hope. But as her personality reflects it, she felt the need for an even greater challenge: to be a missionary in the most challenging countries. That is why, at age 16, she traveled to Argentina to study at the Universidad Adventista del Plata, with the aim of obtaining a degree in nursing, and through that career, share the message of salvation with others. He participated and led several missionary groups. At one point, she had decided to start her missionary career in a truly challenging country to preach the gospel. Regrettably, that trip did not materialize, which was a severe blow to her. What she did not know was that God had stretched the time a little more, so that she does not go alone …
We met in a missionary group, when we met, we immediately became great friends. We had many things in common. After a year those feelings of appreciation grew, until we started dating, after almost two years of that, we got married.
When we finished our careers, the plan we had in mind was still burning in our hearts: to be cross-cultural missionaries.
We decided, as an act of faith, to start applying to different mission agencies. Because our calling had been so clear, we started selling everything we had, even before we had a place to travel. When we sold everything, until we had only 2 suitcases, our first call came. We had a year of experience as full-time missionaries until we met AFM. After some incredible adventures and miracles lived in other mission fields, we were blessed to receive the call to work on Project Pnong.
In this project, we are leading Village Ministry, with the goal of reach as many people as possible in or their to make them disciples that make other disciples. Our dream, it is seeing a movement of local disciples that are free of the fear that the spirits and demons cause in them and see them, with the help of the Holy Spirit, helping others to find the freedom that just Jesus Christ can give them.
Thankful to our God for being here now and for knowing that God already had a plan laid out for us, in the past, today, and in the future.