To Love and Empower the at-risk and vulnerable people of Africa.
To share the gospel and be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ by loving, encouraging and providing resources.
Statement of Faith:
John 10:30 Matthew 28:19 Matthew 24:14 Matthew 22:37-39 Matthew 25:40 James 1:27
Brian and Carol Duarte
I never knew my biological dad. I was raised by an abusive step-dad and a mentally ill mother. All I ever wanted was a loving family of my own. God brought Carol and our children into my life, knowing how much we all needed one another.
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management and work as a General Manager in the Heavy Equipment Industry. I have a passion for living for Jesus, my wife and children, business, playing the drums, sports and for caring for the least of these.
I thank the Lord everyday for blessing me with my continually growing family, covering me in His mercy and showering me with His great love. He has continued to encourage me, guide me and enlarge my territory and I pray to care for and steward faithfully, all the provisions and hearts that He has entrusted me with.
I am the daughter of the King, the daughter of an orphan dad, the wife to the real Prince Charming, the momma to 4 grown and beautiful children and a beautiful daughter in law!… As well as, the momma to many other children, teens, and young adults around the world.
I was raised wealthy, have had a failed first marriage, lived in government apartments and on food stamps, begged for electricity and stood in lines for free food boxes. Brian and I have been married for 20 years now! He married me when I was a single mommy with 4 babies! He had never been married and never had children. He adopted my children into his heart completely and together we have adopted many more into our hearts together. We have experienced many ups and downs and several trials in our family and marriage. But, in God’s great irony, and because of His healing hand on us; He has trusted us to mentor individuals, and counsel many Pre-Marriage and Crisis Marriage couples.
I am passionate about God’s redemption, sharing all He has done for me with others, spending time with my husband and family, being an example for other marriages, writing, art, crafts and loving those in need!
God has taken our pasts, woven them together and used them for His glory! We praise Him for all of it and we pray everyday, that He will continue to use us as a tool of His love!