Born and raised in Honduras, Central America, Gustavo had training in the U.S., where a personal encounter with Jesus Christ at age 20 led to a radical transformation in his heart. It planted the seed for an ever-growing passion to serve the poor.
A Walton Scholar, Gustavo earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Brown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration with concentration in Economics from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. In the early ’90’s he started work related to development issues with World Relief-Honduras. This experience further exposed him to the realities and the suffering of the poor and marginalized people in Honduras. His continued concern and involvement with World Relief-Honduras, procured him a place as a member of its board of directors.
The imperative need for clean water in remote villages has been Gustavo’s main focus for the last eight years. Alongside the clean water system, an equally fabulous opportunity for showing the incarnational living of the Kingdom emerges — a beautiful portrayal of the Living waters lived out in a very organic way among the locals.
Between water projects, Gustavo and his wife, Julia, and baby boy, Daniel, are involved with an orphanage located on the Miskito Coast of Honduras.