Hello everyone! My name is Nelsy Paz and I will be the new Field Logistics Coordinator with 61 Isaiah. I am from a small town 2 hours away from Gracias called La Unión, Lempira. I was raised in a Christian home, so I grew up hearing about God and His love for me, but it was not until I was nine years old that I accepted Him in my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. God has been extremely faithful to me and my family. I was part of the first graduating class of Abundant Life Christian School in La Unión. During my senior year I started applying to different universities in the USA. In March of 2014 I received a call from the principal of John Brown University, which is one of the universities that offers the Walton Scholarship. This is a full-ride scholarship for students from Central America and Mexico. My college experience was awesome. I met amazing people from different parts of the world. I graduated with a double major in International Business and Business Administration. During this time in college I met my best friend and husband, Jason Funk! In 2018 we both came to Honduras and started working with the Abundant Life Christian School (ALCS) in Gracias. In September 2019, we got married! I taught first grade at ALCS for 3 years. I loved my job, but every year I felt that God had something else in store for me. This year when Shannon asked me if I was interested in becoming the new Field Logistics Coordinator at 61 Isaiah, I felt excited and at peace. I felt in my heart that this is where God wanted me to be and He had been preparing me for this moment! I know that God is doing great things through 61 Isaiah, and I am very excited to be a part of it! My husband and I believe that this is our calling and we are excited to be part of the 61 Isaiah family.
I was also raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was very young. When I started college at John Brown University, I had never really thought about working in overseas missions. I was majoring in accounting, and figured that I would graduate and start to work in some business there in Arkansas or where I grew up in Kansas. But then I met Nelsy! As graduation (and Nelsy’s return to Honduras) kept getting closer, I could feel more and more that she was the woman God had planned for me to be with. So when she moved back to Honduras, so did I. Obviously, there were so many things about this change that sounded scary! I did not really speak Spanish very well, I did not know anything about being an elementary teacher, and I did not know how I would handle my student loans. But as He always does, God provided for every need at the right time in the right way. He reveals each step at the right time, and along with it He gives the strength, wisdom, and resources that will be needed. I know that God led me to Nelsy. He led us both to teach at ALCS. And now He is leading us to a deeper involvement with 61 Isaiah. This year I am going to continue teaching while also doing part-time accounting for 61 Isaiah Ministries. We are very excited to be a part of 61 Isaiah Ministries and cannot wait to see what God has in store for us.