I have known Wil and Diane ever since they first stepped foot in Guatemala. In fact, I was their "guide" in their first few days in the country so many years ago. I have lived and served as a leadership developer and Non-profit Director with my family in Guatemala City for the past 10 years. Wil and Diane came to explore what was happening in Guatemala and eventually received a call to stay and live here.
We have visited Opal House on numerous occasions on personal visits as a family as well with short-term missions teams and have sent interns to work for much longer periods of time with Wil and Diane as well. The work they are doing there is a tremendous act of selfless and sacrificial love. They serve with the gifts the Lord has given to them and display incredible hospitality to all fortunate enough to come across their path.
My family and I "lived" the story of Opal House here in Guatemala and watched the miracle unfold page by page in front of our very eyes. It is awe inspiring what has occurred and we are thrilled to have the blessing to be associated both informally and formally with the work being carried out there.
In our trips to Opal House throughout the years, we have had personal encounters with dozens and dozens of residents in the surrounding community who testify to the incredible blessing that WIl and Diane and their work is to the Aguas Escondidas and San Lucas Tolimon communities. We have referred many people in need of surgical and medical procedures to Wil and all have received amazing care and have been blessed beyond measure for the chance to have had the opportunity to be cared for in such a loving, holistic manner.
I cannot say enough good things about the ministry at the Opal House and for the character, passion and service of WIl and Diane to the people that they have been called to serve here in Guatemala and who have, in turn, served them in countless ways.
Joel Van Dyke, D.Min.
Center for Transforming Mission Guatemala
Guatemala City, Central America