In 2003, we began our work in Guatemala, while serving as the Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church in Oviedo, Florida. Our eyes were opened to the great needs that existed among the poor in Guatemala, particularly the children. For the next several years, we found ourselves returning to Guatemala more and more often. Eventually, we realized that God was calling us to come to Guatemala as missionaries. In June 2006, we moved our family to Guatemala and began hosting work teams that came to minister in Guatemala. We have been amazed to see how God could use gifts of hospitality to expand His Kingdom and make disciples.
In 2008, we founded Catalyst Resources International, a registered 501(c)3 organization. As Directors of CRI, we seek to partner in Guatemala with pastors and other Christian organizations in an effort to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people. Through partnership and shared resources we see disciples being made and the process of multiplication taking place.
Our role over the years has been to be used as a catalyst to connect resources to those in need. We anticipate and trust that God will continue to use us in this capacity to impact the world for His Kingdom.
We got married in Antigua, Guatemala in 2018. We have been working as a family with CRI since 2019. We assist in all areas that are needed and lead logistics. During the year, we organize and lead groups from the USA to Guatemala. We started the fortified rice packing program in 2020. It's a hands-on activity that allows people to help feed the hungry.
On site here at CRI, we roast the house coffee that you drink on the porch. It's called Ceiba Coffee Co. Check us out!
In June 2021, we welcomed our little Camila.
We are excited to do the Lord's work in Guatemala alongside our staff at CRI. There are so many ways to care for those in need and we can't wait to see where the Lord leads us.
The Wilson Family
In the summer of 2015, we served together throughout Central America on an extended missions trip with Catalyst Resources International called Emmaus. On December 12th, 2015 in Antigua, Guatemala we made a commitment before God, our family and friends to become husband and wife and to love and care for each other for the rest of our lives.
On August 1st of 2016, we moved to Guatemala to serve as full time missionaries with Catalyst Resources International. We helped lead the CRI mission teams and coordinated the Mimi's House Sponsorship Program.
In October 2017, we welcomed our daughter Elizabeth into the world!
We felt called back to Guatemala at the end of 2019 and as a family of 3 + a new dog, we made the move back to Guatemala excited to serve full-time once again. Since then, we now serve and work for our church, Access Church Guatemala. Nathan is the Service Program Director and Katy is the Women's Ministry leader.
We recently welcomed our 2nd child into the world, Meredith Blake Wilson. Now as a new family of 4, we're excited for the new ministry opportunities that are developing (Marie Ministry) and looking to relocate to Antigua Guatemala.