Fabio was a man of strength. Although he looks like a body builder, he hasn’t spent time lifting weights. He commands respect when entering a room, but he is humble with his strength. Now, his strength has been robbed by disease. In the winter of 2008, Fabio was ill with kidney and liver problems that remained undiagnosed for some time. But his true strength did not waver. He continued to depend on Christ for his strength. During this time of trial, the church where he serves remained strong, continuing with Bible studies and regular services.
Fabio ministers in an area of the mountains outside the city of Santiago. When Fabio and his wife, city dwellers for 23 years, moved to take on this assignment, they expected struggles. But God was faithful and soon a vibrant church was growing under the ministry of Fabio and Antonia. They raised their family in that area and their children remain nearby. Because of their faithfulness, an area of the mountains that does not have another Protestant church for miles has a growing congregation.