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We are so grateful for Juan and Marissa’s work in Ecuador and look forward to all the Lord is going to do through them as they serve with Reaching & Teaching.

M. David Sills, D.Miss., Ph.D.

President – Reaching & Teaching International Ministries

I had the privilege to lead our congregation in worship alongside a dear brother for over two years in Newhall, CA. I had the privilege to see this brother bow to God’s will as he returned to Ecuador not knowing what God was going to do through him in his native country. I had the privilege to meet his perfect mate in life and ministry and witness to young individuals committed to the Gospel and to each other. I’ve had the privilege to see a young man grow into a pastor of souls in Ecuador. I’ve had the privilege to see a congregation hear the pure Gospel of Christ from the heart and mouth of a man who is in love with His Savior. I’ve had the privilege to dream with this young pastor about the glorious opportunities ahead to see the gospel of Christ reach more and more people in Ecuador. I’ve had the privilege to call Juan Fernando Moncayo a dear brother and friend and I am certain that is the case of any individual who has come in contact with him and his wife.

Mario Aguilar

Ministry Development Director
Latin America Children’s Hunger Fund

Marissa (Hoffman) Moncayo began attending Bible Church of Brownsburg along with her parents in 2006. During her time with us, her love for the Lord was clearly evident through her warmhearted and uplifting sprit. Juan and Marissa were married in our church by our pastor, Kirby Myers, in 2010 and soon moved to Ecuador. Our time with them has demonstrated that their individual love, passion, and service for the Lord Jesus Christ is now their shared desired. I have been able to travel to Ecuador and to minister along side Juan and Marissa as they serve the Lord in Juan’s home country. Time on the field with them further demonstrated their desire to make an impact for the gospel in Ecuador. They love Christ and His Church. They are committed to reaching the lost, preaching God’s Word, and discipling other believers. It is a blessing and a privilege for Bible Church or Brownsburg to support and partner with Juan and Marissa in their ministry in Ecuador as they seek to advance Christ’s kingdom.

Wade Danforth – Elder

Bible Church of Brownsburg
Brownsburg, Indiana, USA

For the past 3+ years we have had the privilege of knowing, loving and working together with Juan and Marissa Moncayo. Their passion for Christ, His Church and His word has not only been inspiring personally, but has also been part of the very foundations of the church plant “La Fuente” that we have been working together to plant here in Quito. Juan’s ability to preach and teach, as well as having a heart to see gospel-centered healthy churches started through La Fuente has been a huge building block toward a church-planting movement here. Marissa’s gift and training in biblical counseling has not only benefitted individuals, but is now becoming a key component in the equipping of future biblical counselors and pastors. We are truly blessed to know them and work alongside them.

Steve Youngren

Founder/Director Compassion Connection
Lead planter La Fuente

I have known Juan and Marissa Moncayo for years, first as students serving faithfully at the college where I served and then as co-laborers across International lines as I stayed and they wen. Juan was a Resident Assistand under me, leading a wing of college guys during his Junior and senior years. That wing followed Juan because he bled with the love of his Savior. Then he lived with our family for a year, wrestling with our 3-year-old and mentoring students at a Christian school and sharing the gospel at local parks. Juan and Marissa love Jesus, love Ecuador, and understand what the global church needs. They are committed to reaching and teaching, spreading and stabilizing, external outreach and internal growth. They grasp this balance and have ethe passion and the gifting to live it out in everyday life. Over the years since we first met, their passions haven’t waxed and waned but have blossomed and bloomed. I commend their ministry to you, as far as the curse is found.

David Gunner Gunderson

Director of Student Life, Boyee College
Ph.D. Candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jota spent a couple of years at our church during which time we got to see closely his heart for lost people, particularly young people caught up within a hopeless worldview. We had the privilege of sharpening his focus on Scriptural truth and investing in this true evangelist for the Lord. He responded with a mind eager to learn and a teachable spirit. Subsequently he attended The Master’s College and greatly extended his learning and preparation for ministry. Now he is serving the Lord in his home country of Ecuador and desires to make an impact for the gospel and Christ’s church there. Each step of the way we have seen his heart for the Lord Jesus and God’s guidance upon his life. It is a privilege for our church in Maryland to be connected to him, his wife, and their work in Ecuador advancing the kingdom of God!

Pastor Tom Leake

Hope Bible Church
Columbia, Maryland, USA

It has been my pleasure to know Juan Fernando Moncayo since late 2009, when he became a substitute teacher at the Alliance Academy International. Not long thereafter, we had the opportunity to meet Marissa, and enjoyed getting to know her as she volunteered on a short term basis at the Academy. Since that time, it has been a joy and privilege to work together with Juan and Marissa, as they have taken on a variety of responsibilities at the Academy, including serving as dorm parents for our boarding students. They have demonstrated a warm and encouraging spirit and show a desire and commitment to ministry in the school context. Their able leadership of the Truth Project with faculty and staff members has been a blessing.

Dr. David A. Wells

Director, Alliance Academy International

I have worked a couple of conferences with Juan, and love his zeal for the truth, his passion for the gospel in Ecuador and his friendly demeanor! He is a pleasure to work with!

Mike Gunn

Director and Church Planting Consultant with the Antioch Initiative/ former director of International ministries
Acts 29 Network

I first met Juan at Hershey Park at a Christian music festival while on a summer mission trip. Juan was working with a clothing company who went on to become one of our biggest partners during our summer travels. Over the next 7 years I spent my summers on the road with Juan as we ministered at music festivals, abortion clinics and many other events. Juan has been a true brother and inspiration to me and my ministry. Over the years I have also been blessed to work with and build relationships with Juan and his whole family; I feel as if I am a Moncayo whenever I am around them. While I know he can no longer spend his summers with us in America, I know we will both be prayer for the work God has each of us doing.

Bryan Kemper

Pro-Life Speaker and Author

My friend Juan Moncayo has a heart for people, loves Jesus, and was gifted with creativity to try just about anything in order to show people how much Jesus loves them too. I’ve been blessed to see Juan in action over the last several years, and know that whoever he works with will benefit greatly from Juan’s desire to live out his calling.

Nate Ernsberge

Compassion USA Regional Speakers Director