Daniel Beams, PhD.
Agua Yaku Director
Daniel earned a M.S. degree in environmental science from Baylor University (1989) and a Ph.D. in applied anthropology from the University of Kentucky (2001). In his studies and his career he has focused on Christian missions and economic development in rural communities in Latin America. Daniel and his family have lived and worked in Santa Cruz, Bolivia since 2004 and have been missionaries with the EFCCM since 2007. Combining his desire to share the love of Christ with his compassion to help the poor, Daniel founded Agua Yaku, a water well drilling project, as a way to minister to both the spiritual needs and the physical needs of rural families and communities.
Warren and his wife Jacqueline have been in Bolivia full time since 2007. Warren joined Danny early on in the project to help develop the spiritual impact of Agua Yaku. Warren and Danny stagger their home assignments so somebody is always on the field keeping the project running. Warren works helping churches in Canada partner with Agua Yaku and other EFCCM projects in Bolivia. He has two girls Nora Elieen 2, and a newborn Amelia Jane.
Jason Hiebert arrived in Santa Cruz Bolivia in May of 2012 as a Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission associate working together with Agua Yaku. He previously operated a well water based water treatment plant for 14 years located in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. Jason has been married to Shannon his wife for 16 years and they have four children. Tyler 8, Jaelyn 8, Kayla 6, and Jasmyn 5. Jason is excited in being able to partner with Agua Yaku to help provide safe drinking water for people who are in need of it.
Marcos Hooley was born in Bolivia and raised a Mennonite Farm boy in New Paris Indiana. He has lived in Bolivia for 7 years has been working with Agua Yaku for 2 years in which time has enjoyed drilling wells in the field and is also looking forward to drilling many more wells in the future. Marcos has been working alongside local pastors in the field to drill wells and also share the gospel with the rest of the community by holding night time services in the community were the well drilling is being done.