Castillo, Deena

Serving in Costa Rica | Acct # 11499


“The heart of man plans His way, but the Lord establishes His steps.” -Proverbs 16:9 

It was at the University of Texas where Deena discovered her heart for ministry and missions. While there, she pursued cross-cultural studies and sociology, as well as serving on mission trips to Mexico. Connections made through these trips led Deena to San Diego after graduation where she worked at a non-profit organization serving children with behavioral health needs. She also received a master’s in marriage and family therapy at Bethel Seminary. Deena spent eight years working in mental health, and then God gently reminded her of her original intent to pursue missions.

As she prayed for missions, Deena learned of MTW's Costa Rica team, who’d partnered with a Costa Rican church, ICRICEN, to help facilitate their vision for a Reformed church-planting movement throughout Central America. Medical mission teams serving ICRICEN church plants have reported abuse and trauma among their patients and emphasized the need for Christian counseling—a need that fits in well with the community's desire for holistic support from the church. Deena will serve with the team as an assistant church planter, and help with the church’s counseling and youth ministries, developing discipling relationships with young women.

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