MEET OUR TEAM
JORGE ALVARADO more_vert
Jorge Alvarado is a native Nicaraguan who has a heart to serve the Lord and his countrymen. He has over 10 years experience in water well drilling and community engagement and is excited with the opportunity to dig deeper with Walking with a Purpose. Jorge and his wife, Karla live in Granada with their four children.
FRACISCO "CHICO" DUARTE more_vert
Hello my name is Francisco Duarte, better known as Chico. I am married and have 4 kids. I was born and raised in the city of Granada. Growing up I remember having to go to a community well, dropping in the bucket with the rope, pulling up a bucket at a time and then having to walk home. We would do this over and over because we didn't have running water when I was young. I never imagined that many years later I would be helping those that grew up with circumstances similar to mine. I have been drilling for 6 years, working in communities in Nicaragua/Honduras and I love to help others. I love drilling and I have a great time doing it. I pray that God gives me health and strength to continue to do what I love.
YAMILETH "YAMI" ARAUZ more_vert
My name is Yamileth Arauz, but go by Yami. I’m the youngest of five children and was raised by two aunts in rural Nicaragua. I am now a mother of two beautiful girls, Ruth and Esther. From working with communities, I became motivated to get my degree in social work. I enjoy spending time with communities, especially the women and children and sharing God’s mercy and miracles through lived experiences. On a recent trip to Honduras, I was sharing my testimony about how God lead me through different stages of life and at the end, a young lady felt comfortable to share a similar experience. It became a wonderful moment of vulnerability and we got to encourage one another.
LINDSAY JEWETT more_vert
TODD WEAVER more_vert
I live in Pine Mountain, Georgia with my wife, Donna, and son, Stephen. I’m a deacon at White Oak Presbyterian Church, and I also serve on the boards of the Atlanta Singers and the Bedford School. My connection to ministry in Nicaragua began in Matagalpa, serving with my brother and his church (First Baptist Church of Cornelia) as they conducted medical clinics. Providentially, at that time they partnered with Jorge’s parents and brothers, so I knew Jorge’s family before I ever met Jorge! Later, I joined some good friends on a well-digging trip with Living Water, and I was able to meet the remaining member of the Alvarado family. Since then, I have admired the work that Jorge does and the vision that he and Lindsay have for holistic community development and ministry, and I’m honored to be in a position to support and encourage this important ministry.
CINDY HACK more_vert
My name is Cindy Hack. I am first a follower of Christ, seeking his direction in my journey. I am a wife, a mom to 4 boys (22, 21, 19 & 13) and recently became a grandma to a little boy who has stolen my heart. My love for Nicaragua began in May of 2011 when I participated in a trip to help dig a clean water well. It’s hard to explain the feeling of God expanding your heart so big that it takes in a whole country, but that is what he did, and I now have a second home. Since that time I have returned 13+ times, coordinating and leading several of those trips over the past few years. I visited Honduras for the first time this summer and am looking forward to continuing ministry there as well as Nicaragua.
JENNIE PAPKIN more_vert
ANNIE ACHIM more_vert
My name is Annie Achim and I’m blessed with an amazing family and friends. On my first trip to Nicaragua, God opened the eyes of my 19-year-old self to something life-changing. I discovered there was a crisis and that many did not have access to safe, clean drinking water. I also encountered people who graciously opened their homes, shared their lives with me, and showed me God’s love. After that, I knew God had a different plan for my life than what I imagined--a life involving empowering and walking alongside communities. So, I began learning the spanish language and look forward to working with communities.
STEPHEN PROCOPIO more_vert