Steve and Kelly Solheim, WGM - Escuela El Sembrador - Honduras
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Steve and Kelly Solheim serve at Escuela El Sembrador in Honduras with World Gospel Mission

After years of struggling to have more children, we were heartbroken,
defeated, and spiritually crushed. God needed to intervene in a
dramatic way to push us into the life He envisioned for our family.
In the midst of this family crisis, God used a couple of strangers from
our home church in Minnesota to drag us to Honduras on our very first
mission trip. It was with fear and skepticism that we set out for Escuela El
Sembrador in the winter of 2009. God was at work revealing His plan and
setting in motion a life-changing adventure that we would never forget.
Our call came after a VBS outreach at a nearby village, where we were
touched by the children’s response to our lesson about Daniel and the
lions. The final confirmation of God’s call came after talking it over with a
very excited Nick (our son) at home in Minnesota. As a family, we were all
In 2010, we spent an entire year in Honduras as part of WGM’s Missionary
Volunteer Partners program. Despite its challenges, our year at El
Sembrador was without question the most fulfilling time in each of our
lives. Our relationships with the students enabled us to see His grace in
our own lives. We left Honduras a spiritually healed family, completely
committed to following God’s call.
God answered our many, many prayers for more children—just not in
the way we expected. We have been so blessed by the children and
youth of Honduras. Our prayer is that God will use our family to speak
truth into the lives we touch. Once our language skills have improved, we
are excited to be a part of the discipleship groups and other community
activities both on and off campus.

Steve: Maintenance, IT technician, construction, work team coordinator
Kelly: graphic designer, marketing professional, student sponsorship
program coordinator, event coordinator