Diann Whisnand

Hidalgo County, Texas

Hometown: Midland, Texas   

Commissioned: 2005

Diann lives and ministers in the extreme southern tip of Texas, in a region bordering Mexico known as the Rio Grande Valley. She works mostly in Hidalgo County, which holds the #1 place in the U.S. for concentrated poverty, and works on several levels addressing the issue of systemic poverty.

Diann's focusthe Rio Grande Valley Literacy Centeris a development ministry specifically targeting Latino adults who want to address their lack of education or English skills. The Literacy Center offers year-round ESL classes and GED preparation courses throughout Hidalgo County. This particular ministry has a direct correlation to poverty, and allows Diann to be the presence of Christ on the U.S./Mexico border.

To find out more about literacy ministry, contact Diann at:

Diann Whisnand, Director
Rio Grand Valley Literacy Center
617 W. Expressway 83
Weslaco, TX 78596
(956) 973-2800

Related Stories:
• 2012 June/July fellowship!: Whisnand partners with literacy center to meet needs


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