Video presentation of Fernando's powerful opening talk for the

Secular Student Alliance Con, July 2016.



Taking the wafer on his First Communion.

From Chapter 3: The Body of Christ.


Easter of '94, taken after a day of ministry in Mexicali. In the picture are Fernando, David, Joel, Scott, Eben and Matt.

From Chapter 5: The Good News.

At Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Watay on the right.

From Chapter 10: To the Ends of the Earth.

Playing guitar for grandpa in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. Erin doing the signs for the song.

From Chapter 10: To the Ends of the Earth.


Mano Hermana press conference at the Mexicali Zoo with government officials and APU administrators in front of U.S. and Mexico media.

From Chapter 9: More Than Words.

The APU van after the rollover accident in Ensenada, Mexico.

From Chapter 11: Crack on the Windshield.

Picture taken on that hike to the waterfall, right before falling off that boulder.

From Chapter 12: When Death Paid a Visit.

Second week at the hospital. A lot of surgery still had to be done, not to mention months of painful recovery.

From Chapter 12: When Death Paid a Visit.

During Youth Service at the UMC's Annual Conference.

From Chapter 13: Churching the World.

Ricky (left), Fernando (center), and Danny (right) with the cruise in the background, before going on that fateful climb up the hill.

From Chapter 15: Friends No More.

Hiking down and up the Grand Canyon. Just nine months after losing control of his legs (when they said he wouldn't ever do it again).


 Sky Diving in Oahu's North Shore, during a break from a UMC Conference.

Right before starting the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Two years after his fall off the boulder; first time running since.

Fernando's experience Running with the Bulls (there might be a couple cuss words).

Climbing trees in Ramona Falls, CA.


Bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park, CA


Climbing at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Memorial, Oranienburg, Germany

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The Monastery, Petra, Jordan