Ministering in Chile since 2005, the Thompsons are focused on church planting in Chile's coastal communities.
David was born in the US but spent his childhood with his parents, who served as church planting missionaries in Honduras for many years. When David was 13, his family moved to Chile to continue church planting. At the age of 17, he enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he received a formal theological education.
Hanzi grew up in a Christian home. As a pastor's daughter, her family served their Chilean church until Hanzi and David were married. Together, they began a missions internship in Honduras before settling in their current field of Algarrobo.