Our Story

We are Dave and Marinajo Fields, husband and wife, parents, missionaries, and lovers of coffee! We have been married since 1990. We have had the honor of raising two wonderful children while serving as missionaries in Honduras. Those great kids are grown now and living and working in Tennessee.  As we began to embrace the empty nest stage (2016-2018) of marriage while still serving in Honduras, the Lord began to move our hearts toward a different work that He had prepared for us, one that we had not yet understood. Here is our story: 

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

In 2005, God used Hurricane Katrina to launch us into missions. After 2 ½ years of disaster relief in Mississippi, we received a clear call into full time missions and began serving at Hospital Loma de Luz on the north coast of Honduras in 2008. Our years in cross-cultural missions have provided us with many experiences: victories and heartbreaks, encouragement and disillusionment, as well as anticipation and burnout. All of which have increased our knowledge and understanding of the joys and difficulties of mission life and full-time ministry, and created a heart of empathy and a desire to help missionaries and other kingdom workers and their families.

In 2019 God redirected our hearts toward counseling. In the fall of that same year, we went to our mission leaders to ask for their blessing to begin pursuing a master’s program in Pastoral Counseling, to which all parties responded positively. We also started praying quite specifically for God’s direction. We spent the summer of 2021 in a clinical internship and graduated in August! We have received confirmation of this calling from many sources and are very excited to be beginning this new work that God had prepared beforehand for us! God has really given us the desire of our hearts!

Our prayer is that God will use us to help kingdom workers and their families as they pursue healing, sanctification, understanding and wisdom to be more fruitful, more resilient, have more longevity, and grow closer to Christ and their families as they serve.