Paola & Priscilla Fuentes
Sisters Paola and Priscilla Fuentes each knew from an early age what they wanted to do when they grew up.
Priscilla shares her own passion:
They grew up among Bible dictionaries and theology books since their parents studied in the girls’ younger years to become a pastor (dad) and a Christian educator (mom). The family has been in Nicaragua ever since. They started by training pastors and youth leaders. Their mission has evolved into training Latin Americans to go out and become missionaries.
Both Paola and Priscilla say they’ve been shaped greatly by their parents’ work, which is why they wanted to continue a Christian education in college. Their schooling at Calvin College hinged on scholarships—one in particular from the Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation.
Paola paved the way at Calvin and her sister, Priscilla, followed closely behind. Their shared goal was to deepen their faith and live out their callings.
Paola graduated in 2014 from Calvin with a major in international development studies. She currently works for the Christian Reformed Church as a policy analyst and advocacy fellow. She hopes to further her education in the field of advocacy and macro development. She and her fiancé plan to serve God by helping the marginalized together.
As for Priscilla, she is a sophomore at Calvin, studying to become an educator. A childhood learning disability of her own has given her a heart to return to Latin America and remind other kids with similar diagnoses that they are a gift—a lesson her teachers engrained in her growing up.