The Zavala Family Nairobi & Mombasa, Kenya
Dave Zavala was born and raised in the United States. After completing Calvary Chapel Saving Grace Bible College in 1999, Dave received a calling from God to go serve in a Sudanese refugee camp in Kiryandongo, Uganda. His calling included: construction work, buying supplies for the camp, and preaching the Gospel to the refugees and the Ugandans.
Twinkle was born in Sri Lanka to Hindu parents. Her father’s business travels took her to locations across the world. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 13 and faced persecution from her family for being a Christian. She attended medical school in Kampala, Uganda, and qualified as a medical doctor. She continues to practice as a general practitioner though she had a heart for missions.
Dave and Twinkle met in 2001 and they were married a year later. They prayed as a couple that the Lord would direct them as to where He would want them to serve. The Lord opened a door for them to work with orphaned children in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2006, the opportunity arose for Dave to pastor Calvary Nairobi. Twinkle became involved with women’s ministry and children’s ministry.
As a family, they work closely with the people in the Nairobi slums, sharing Christ and assisting those in need.
Dave and Twinkle have two daughters, Bianca and Sophia.