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Fundacion Rescate was founded in 2012 by Roberto, After getting married at the beginning of 2013, Jill and Roberto, passionate about sharing the love of Christ with others, started serving together as part of Fundacion Rescate.
Roberto was born and raised in Sucua, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, went to college in Quito and lived there for 11years working in different capacities of medicine. Roberto enjoys studying, mentoring and playing guitar.
Jill was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but spent most of her school aged years on the east side of Michigan in the Metro-Detroit area. She went to college at Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied to be a teacher. After teaching for 6 years in the inner city she married the love of her life! She also enjoys working with children, playing sports, and working with the young females in the community.
They have four children, Jeremy, Joshua, Sophia, and Christy and currently live in Sucua, Ecuador, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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BRENT & NATALIE
Brent is from Michigan, is happily married to his wife Natalie, and is the father to 4 children (Elijah, Noah, Hannah and 1 coming soon). Brent is the mission pastor at Oak Pointe Church. Brent first heard about Fundacion Rescate in 2013, and connected with the vision and work that was going on. Brent works at maintaining Fundacion Rescate’s relationship with Oak Pointe Church, and its members by preparing work teams to come down, and help coordinate fundraising events. Brent’s previous engineering comes in handy when we need to analyze and break things down during meetings and with teams! However, at the forefront of his mind is being a light for Christ!
DUANE & ANDREA
Duane and Andrea are from Alabama have been happily married since August 1990. The Lord has blessed them with three beautiful children. Their oldest son Travis and wife Miranda live in Michigan, daughter Kayla and husband Quinn live in Maryland, and youngest son Parker and wife Mary live in Chicago.
Duane and Andrea have a heart to help children in need and to spread the gospel of Christ. Duane and Andrea heard about Fundacion Rescate through Travis and Miranda in 2019 and began assisting Fundacion Rescate in 2021.
TRAVIS & MIRANDA FOUST
Travis and Miranda were married in September 2017. Less than 6 months later, they embarked on their first ever mission trip with Oak Pointe Church to help build a fence around Casa Rescate. Following some prompting from God once they returned, they reached out to Fundacion Rescate about ways they could help. They currently lead the Fundacion Rescate fundraising efforts and put on the Rescue Run (5K and 1 mile fun run) in August of 2019 as an annual fundraiser. They are both engineers which lends them to enjoying a good spreadsheet and a hands-on building project equally. Travis brings a crucial long-term perspective for Fundacion Rescate’s fundraising strategy, while Miranda brings more short-term, detail-oriented plans. Both Travis and Miranda have seen God work in their lives through their connection to Fundacion Rescate. They are excited to use their God-given talents to further His kingdom!
CARLOS & SILVANA
Carlos and Silvana have been married for more than 35 years, they have lived in Sucua for more than 20 years. They are are an instrumental part of Fundacion Rescate. They live here, they’re from here, and they know the culture inside and out. They know the strengths and weaknesses of the people here. Silvana plays a key role as she handles all of the legal documents as she has previous experience in working with other foundations, and government positions. Carlos is a great sounding board of experience when it comes to the actual construction, and the HOW TO part. Carlos and Silvana meet with Roberto and Jill weekly to pray for the fundacion.