La Senda Youth Home
Missionaries Steve and Pamela English founded The World Our Parish Inc. (TWOP) in 1998. Our current ministries include La Senda Children’s Home and La Senda Christian School in Guatemala. Our evangelistic ministries reach beyond Guatemala into the USA, Mexico, Spain and Myanmar.
- To create a ministry in Guatemala, Central America, to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of children and youth.
- To equip national believers in Guatemala, the USA, Mexico, Spain, Myanmar and beyond for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.
- To allow the vision to expand and grow as the Holy Ghost speaks.
Through prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and social service, TWOP’s mission is:
- To equip the body of Christ to minister the Love of Jesus to a hurting world
- To go to the unsaved, no matter where in the globe they may be found
- To baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost
- To teach them in the ways of God that they may pursue peace with all people and holiness
Statement of Faith
We believe in God represented in three persons:
– The Father, through whom all things have been and are being created
– The Son, whose blood is the only cleanser of sins
– The Holy Ghost, who manifests Himself through Believers
We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Bible.
We believe all have sinned and are separated from God.
We believe that through the confession of sins and the soul cleansing blood of Jesus salvation will come for every human.
We believe in free salvation for all and full salvation from all sin.
We believe that by the petition of the saints, the authority of the Scriptures, the combined strength of the Church, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit all tribes and people groups will hear the Gospel.
To this end, the world is our parish.
La Senda provides a home for abused, abandoned, impoverished, and orphaned youth. The home’ s youth either live at La Senda permanently or as boarders until they complete their education
La Senda's school is educating Guatemala's future leaders through Christian curriculum. La Senda offers a high quality Christian education to the youth in the youth home as well as in the surrounding communities. A heavy emphasis is placed on ministering to the individual child.
TWOP works with a variety of churches and mission organizations around the world providing leadership training in spiritual formation, pastoral training, conferences, etc. Also, TWOP provides teaching materials and financial support to schools, seminaries, and churches.
TWOP is hoping to build up a foundational fund to allow for continued ministries for years to come. There is always a need for new contributors for this.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7
For tax-deductible donations in the United States, please send gifts to:
The World Our Parish
P.O. Box 194
Wilmore, KY 40390
Please include a note specifying to which area you wish to donate. Examples: General Fund, La Senda School, Steve and Pamela English.
You may also donate online with a credit card (you do not need a Paypal account).
On January 10, 1994, missionaries Steve and Pamela English moved to Guatemala, Central America to share the love of Jesus. Five years after serving in a ministry focused on indigenous people living in the city dump of Guatemala among the trash heaps, as well as helping in other ministries such as a school and orphanage, they started a ministry called La Senda, which means “The Way.” This mission is responding to the Great Commission through ministries in education; a home for abused, impoverished, abandoned and orphaned youth; and through evangelism in Latin America and other parts of the world. They have two sons, Phillip and Andrew, and eighteen others who call them “Mommy” and “Daddy.”
Steve is TWOP's executive director and president. He oversees La Senda’s activities in Guatemala. Also, he travels to different countries preaching, teaching, and speaking at conferences and churches on spiritual formation.
Pamela is TWOP’s educational director. She trains and supervises the school in Guatemala and is the director of the youth home. Pamela also travels in Guatemala giving school in-service sessions to other Christian schools and occasionally speaks in churches and retreats in the USA.