In 1999, on our first mission trip to Mexico, the Lord spoke to us and said that He was calling us to the nations. “Calling us to the nations?” “Why us, Lord?” was our first response. We kept His word in our hearts and pondered on it for years. After all, who were we that God would call us to the nations…no college, no Bible school? Since that time, God has opened doors and we have faithfully walked through them. We have been leading teams to Mexico, Guatemala, and Africa since 2002, and have been to other countries ministering alone, as well. We have felt, at times, like a bird that had seen everything from its cage, until one day the cage door was left open and the bird spreads its wings and soars. Mark retired from General Motors, in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in 2008, in order to free up his time to do mission work as often as the Lord opened the door. Robin followed when the attorney she had worked for retired as well. It was at that time that they received another clear word from the Lord…it is time. That is when Kingdom Connections International (formerly Kingdom Connections Ministry) was launched. We love people wherever we go, but God placed a special connection and love in our hearts for the country of Guatemala and instructed us to establish our missions base there.