John and Karen Ward
John and Karen Ward made their first trip to Honduras serving with a team on a week long trip. Leaving the country that week, they already felt a strong calling to return. They returned again for the second year and were already planning to lead a team the following year. During that time, God called the Wards full time to Honduras. Calling was not in their plans, but God had other plans! They joined HBDM in January 2012 serving as full time Associate Missionaries. Following year they were moved to Director/Senior Missionary.
John And Karen have been married 29 years. John left a healthcare facilities management position and Karen a high school teacher.
The Wards, John, Karen, Andrew(18), Anna(12) have been serving full time as a family to the people of Honduras. Many sacrifices as a family have been made over the time, but, the blessings have far outweighed any! Here we are Lord, send us.....
Jeff and Misti Fairchild
Jeff and Misti Fairchild have been married for 25 years and lived happily in Gadsden, Alabama where Jeff was and Endodontist and Misti was a nurse and high school golf coach, until recently, when the Lord called them to serve in Honduras full time. They are members of Christ Fellowship Gadsden, and are active teachers of the Word of God.
After a period of language training in Mexico they will join the mission in January 2018.
(see above photo, from left to right)
Areli Quintanilla, Areli is 24 and joined the Fairchild family when she graduated high school in Honduras and came to study in the states in 2010 while living in our home and will forever be considered one of the Fairchildren. Areli served the HBDM as a translator prior to coming to the states.
Sydney Fairchild, Sydney is 17 and recently graduated from Westbrook Christian School and will be moving to Black Mountain North Carolina to study Elementary Education and play golf for Montreat College in the Fall of 2017 Sydney has served on multiple short term mission trips to Honduras and Costa Rica.
Misti Fairchild, Misti is a wife and mother, a high school golf coach, a nurse and a teacher of the Word of God. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993 and worked in the operating room at Children's hospital for 7 years before moving to Gadsden Alabama. Once in Gadsden, she never went back to nursing but instead taught Bible at a local high school and became their golf coach in 2007. She has served on numerous short term mission teams to not only Honduras, but Costa Rica, the Ukraine, Kenya, and Ecuador and is looking forward to full time service.
Jeff Fairchild, Jeff graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Biology and Chemistry, he went on to Dental school in 1992 and followed that by a three year residency in Endodontics finishing in 1999. At that time he set up practice in Gadsden Alabama and has served that community for 18 years prior to his recent retirement on May 31, 2017. Jeff has been a board member for HBDM for 8 years. Jeff has served on numerous short term teams to Honduras, Ecuador and Canada and is looking forward to full time service with HBDM.
Blake Fairchild, Blake is 22 and is a senior at the University of Alabama with a major in Spanish, minors in Biology and Psychology. Blake will graduate December 2017 and begin the application process for graduate school. She plans to pursue a career as a physician's assistant. Blake has traveled extensively abroad in Europe, studied a semester in Spain and served on short term mission teams to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Honduras.
Mackenzie Kate Fairchild, KK is 16 years old and is a high school Junior at Westbrook Christian School. She enjoys playing volleyball for her school team and local club team. KK has served on multiple short term mission teams to both Honduras and Costa Rica