Scott & Shannon Swartzentruber - iDirect
Scott and Shannon moved to Puerto Penasco, Mexico from Phoenix, Arizona due to a deep conviction and burdened hearts to serve the poor. They have dedicated their lives to seeing families transformed by the love of Christ. Their two beautiful daughters, Brittney and Ashley and their stellar son-in-law reside in Kansas.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Tony & Orfa Valenzuela - iShepherd
Tony and Orfa are residents of Puerto Penasco, where they have raised their seven children to love God and serve others. Tony left his construction business to work full time building homes for the poor in Mexico. He not only gives of his time and resources but also shares the love of Jesus with everyone he comes in contact with. Tony and Orfa also generously open up their home. Come for a visit and witness first hand what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
Kevin and Tori White - iBuy
Kevin and Tori have been supporting i6eight from the
beginning. Serving in their local community is a family value and they are excited to include Mexico in their extended community. Kevin serves as a police officer and enjoys construction and cheering on all Arizona sports teams. Tori is a full time nurse and is now serving as the official i6eight shopper! Kevin and Tori have two wonderful children. Aryanna is 6, and Jeffrey is 5.
Wes Baker - iEngage
Wes joined the team in 2013 and works in Phoenix as the i6eight State side representative. Wes got involved when he led his church on an i6eight trip in January 2013. He has a passion for engaging the church on both sides of the border. He enjoys worshiping and serving alongside other believers no matter where they happen to be.
Leah Carson - iSupport
Leah loves to serve the Lord through her local church and through serving families in Mexico. She brings irreplaceable talent to our team and keeps i6eight running smoothly and efficiently. We are amazed at her attention of detail! Leah is from Arizona originally where she lives with her beloved husband Mike. She also loves U of A football! Leah enjoys traveling, delicious foods and the outdoors. We are so grateful for her support.
Kevin and Lisa Bollenbacher - iRepair
Kevin, Lisa and their two children, Julia and Jared have been supporting i6eight each with their own, unique gifts and talents since 2010. Kevin’s construction background and skills are invaluable and Lisa, a registered nurse, loves offering her support to the teams. Their son, Jared, enjoys helping his family with building projects and making friends with the local kids. Their daughter Julia’s fun-loving personality allows her to make friends easily despite the language barrier. In 2013, the Bollenbacher family officially joined i6eight and feel privileged to continue serving Christ together as a family.
Jose Luis and Noami - iPreach
In 2011, God called Jose Luis, Noami and their four beautiful children to leave their home and family to pastor Adonia church in Puerto Penasco. With a zeal for God and lost people, they faithfully serve their community with the love of Christ. They began their first church service under a tree in the front yard and are now leading services in their newly constructed sanctuary. They continue to be a blessing to the community, the city and His Kingdom.
Kerry Miller - iBuild
From the corn fields of Indiana - Kerry loves great hot sauce, a great Mexican hot dog and a great chimichanga. Besides great food Kerry has a deep passion for serving, for people and for hard work. Currently serving for his second term - Kerry is brings a big smile and a lot of joy to the work in Mexico.
Transforming lives through Christ by serving in Mexico