Catch up with the Tejadas

Carlos and Suzanne married in Honduras in 2005.  Carlos grew up in a rural area of Honduras.  Suzanne, from the United States, spent four years as a short term missionary and teacher in Honduras.  They met while volunteering together with a national youth ministry in the capital, Tegucigalpa.  Carlos was serving in a local church, national youth ministry & attending seminary.  In 2006 they moved to Suzanne’s homeland in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  One motivating factor for the move was so that both could continue their education.

Carlos spent much of the twelve years in the United States continuing his education. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies while he also studied and learned English.  He earned his Master’s in Christian Leadership with an emphasis in Latin America from ProMETA.  He spent eight years working as a CNA at a nursing home.  Carlos continued ministering to Latinos while in the United States as well as ministering to and with people of many different backgrounds.  He has served as a youth leader, church board member, preacher, small group leader, Alpha leader and prayer minister.  He has provided assistance to pastors through seminars and in the development of strategic ministerial plans.  He is passionate about equipping leaders and establishing healthy churches.

Since returning from Honduras in 2006 Suzanne spent 11 years teaching Spanish at Zion-Benton Township High School.  She completed a Master’s in Literacy Education.  She has ministered alongside of Carlos to Spanish-speakers as a youth leader, Alpha outreach leader and hostess, been part of a Spanish-service launch team and served in the nursery.

We moved to Cartago, Costa Rica in June, 2018 to serve with ReachGlobal.

Alesa is eleven years old. She just finished 5th grade.  She has recently enjoyed volleyball, theater and loves being with her friends.  She’s got a big personality, a big smile and a big heart!

Elijah is eight years old. He likes to play soccer, ping pong, enjoys math and is very creative.