Our Story


IN 2001, Adonai International Ministries came into being...

The founders, Duane and Leslie Ficker, had been living in Guatemala since 1999 working at a children's home. While they were there, the Lord began prompting them to reach out to the community from a medical perspective, as Leslie was a registered nurse. After forming Adonai International Ministries as a 501(c)(3) in 2001, they moved to Canillá, Guatemala and began to work in the community.

The Ficker family!

The Ficker family!

Over the years, different people have caught the vision and come alongside Duane and Leslie, but the vision of Adonai International Ministries has always been God's. This vision has grown to include a medical facility, airplanes, agriculture projects, and numerous outpatient clinics, but the heart of the ministry can be found in AIM's prayer room: as we grow in intimacy with God, we are better able to lead others in the knowledge of Him and to serve the people around us.