Marvin was appointed with Missions Door in 2008 serving as a missionary in Costa Rica. Marvin is trained in church planting and leadership development, and pastors the Paso Canoas church where they live. He also works with indigenous people groups in several mountain locations along the border.
While planting churches near the boarder of Costa Rica and Panama, Marvin and Viélka met Missions Door missionaries Luis and Azucena Matute, who serve in Panama. After being introduced to and appointed with Missions Door, Marvin began serving under the leadership of Luis.
Marvin accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 16 and immediately began serving in his church. After a year of discipleship, he spent another year training in evangelism in David, Panama. It was in Panama where he met Viélka, who accepted the Lord at age 20. She was baptized there and committed her life to full-time ministry.
After getting married, Marvin and Viélka spent eight years serving with their church in San Jose, Costa Rica before moving to Paso Canoas.
Marvin and Viélka were married in 1994 and have two children, Geral Jafet born in 1998 and Kristhal Yamili born in 2003.