Ministry Description:

Youth evangelism and discipleship

René lives out a long-standing passion in reaching youth for Christ, especially those at risk, through speaking in schools and community events, organizing youth camps, and training local churches in effective follow-up in their communities.  He works in the leadership team of Discover ministry, developing new strategies to partner with churches in evangelizing and discipling youth.

Child and youth advocacy 

Anja continues to serve in God given opportunities, for the protection and well-being of more vulnerable children and youth, within national and international systems of government and human rights law, as well as in the local Church, promoting healthy families and family care such as, foster care, adoptions and residential care facilities.  She helps lead a national movement Paraguay Protects Families (PPF), which seeks to protect children in safe and loving families, together with churches, child residential homes and faith-based organizations, in connection with Government and civil society. 

Serving with a Local Organization for Children and Families

Together, each in our areas of talents and calling, we are serving as external support of “Su Refugio” a children’s residential home and community center located in Tobati, for 20 children and youth, and in support of 25 staff/leaders and over 120 children and youth from the community and their families.  René and Anja represent this national initiative within World Without Orphans (WWO) global movement; also, Anja is working with WWO in partnership with Advocates International (AI) to activate and equip Christian lawyers in different global regions.

Contact Information:

Phone: 595.983.352.055

Email address: [email protected]


Mailing address:

Rene & Anja Gaona Goertzen
Casilla 166
Asuncion, Paraguay

Mission Organization:

Action International


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