Catalyst Resources International was founded by Fontaine and Paula Greene in 2008. CRI is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to partner with Guatemalan pastors and other Christian organizations in an effort to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people. CRI hosts work teams and families that come to minister in Guatemala. The scope of the work done through CRI is to build houses and churches, establish feeding programs, conduct VBS, support medical and dental clinics, and provide chicken coops for needy families. We have found that meeting these physical needs has opened doors to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. CRI then directs the people they serve to a local church and partners with the local pastor to continue meeting the needs of the people. Through partnership and shared resources, CRI strives to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to them.
In response to the heart of Jesus Christ towards the "least of these" revealed to us in Matthew 25:34-40, Catalyst Resources International exists as an advocate for the children of Guatemala and serves as a catalyst connecting resources to the needy in order to clothe the naked, take food to the hungry, and give water to those who are thirsty.