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“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 2:4

Education Consultant for Indigenous People, Guatemala

Richard and Debbie Welch serve as educational consultants working with Guatemala’s indigenous people. Together with the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala and its presbyteries, they work to increase access to primary, vocational, and theological education. "We, as well as our partner church, believe that education is one path out of the crushing poverty that affects so many indigenous people of this beautiful country," Richard and Debbie say. "Through several years of volunteer service in mission partnership, we gained a deep appreciation of the importance church leaders placed on the need for theological education for indigenous pastors. Now, as mission coworkers, we are able to work full time on this endeavor." Home presbytery: Inland Northwest