One of the best things we get to experience while we are in Guatemala is the rising leaders in Ministerios Impacto (Impact Ministries in Guatemala). Edgar Suc was one of the first three graduates that came up through the first Impact Ministries school.
Edgar had a hard life growing up, with a father that treated him and his family badly, and left the family for another woman when Edgar was four years old. In spite of this beginning, since Edgar was sponsored in the Impact Ministries school, he was exposed to the gospel and received hope. He came to faith and as he grew in his faith, he eventually came to forgive his father and is praying that his father will come to faith as well.
This aspiring student studied agriculture in high school and went on to one of the best universities in Guatemala to study agricultural engineering. Edgar now leads the agriculture program at Impact Ministries and helps teach the agricultural track at the high school.
As Edgar was approaching graduation and was now highly educated, he started receiving several prestigious. At the same time, he was preparing to marry Shenny Pop. As you might have guessed, people working for Impact Ministries do not make large sums of money. Edgar had a choice to make. Take one of the lucrative job offers and have a life he could never have imagined as a child, or stay with Impact Ministries and help other children like he was helped.
Edgar decided to stay with Impact Ministries and try to grow the agricultural program, but it was hard. The ministry wanted to grow more of the food used in the feeding program to help increase the sustainability of the program. Efforts to grow green beans for export to Europe did not yield the results desired. What could be done.