Susie is originally from Portland, Oregon. She worked as a hairstylist for seventeen years before the Lord called her to the mission field in 2007 to Managua, Nicaragua, working as field staff at Villa Esperanza (Village of Hope) with Forward Edge International. Her primary role is coordinating short-term mission teams that serve in and around the community of the Villa. Susie also serves as Child Sponsorship representative at Villa Esperanza. She also helps facilitate communication between girls in the rescue home program and their sponsors.
Paul & Ani Barmaksezian
Paul has been involved in ministry and missions since his high school years. He and his wife, Ani, have been working closely with Forward Edge International since 2010. Paul and Ani accepted a calling to serve as Field Staff in Managua, Nicaragua in September 2011, where they now reside with their two children, Michelle and Luke.
Prior to working with Forward Edge, Paul was a founding partner in a technology consulting firm. He now uses his business and technology skills to help manage operations at Villa Esperanza.
Ani is currently teaching a seventh grade the Old Testament class and serves on the school board for Nicaragua Christian Academy. She has a deep love for Jesus, the people of Nicaragua, and the work God is doing at Villa Esperanza.