Brent and Michelle Ellingson

 ...are the founders of Amparo International. After 20 years of doing "short-term" missions trips to Central America, the Ellingson's joined Engineering Ministries International (EMI) as staff in the fall of 2015. In February of 2016, they moved to Managua, Nicaragua to serve in establishing EMI's new Latin American Office. Brent served with EMI for almost 3 years, the final year as office's Director. Sensing that God was calling them in a new direction, Brent left EMI to establish Amparo International together with Michelle. 


Brent and Michelle are from Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, a community about an hour east of Vancouver. They have been married for 35 years and have 5 sons, of which 4 are married, and 4 grandchildren! Before moving to Nicaragua, Brent had established and run his own building and development company, while Michelle passionately poured her life into her family.


Brent and Michelle know that they cannot do this alone and are very grateful for your prayer and financial support as they continue on this journey together.  




Brent & Michelle's "go to" verse...

 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

~Matthew 11; 28-30~MSG