Dave is a pilot. He flew for SAMAIR as a missionary aviator for more than three decades. Today he is the Peru Field Director, shepherding SAM’s growing Peru team spread across the country in the areas of Pucallpa, Puerto Supe, Ayacucho and Lima.
Marilyn is a volunteer at Latidos de Esperanza crisis pregnancy center, founded by the Simmons’ daughter, Stephanie Edgar and partners from local Pucallpa churches. The center reaches out to all women who face crisis pregnancies, providing them with balanced information about their choices, conveying the importance of the sanctity of human life, promoting purity and abstinence among youth and single adults, and counseling women who are post-abortive.
Dave and Marilyn both are active in leadership development and discipleship at Mil Palmeras Church in Pucallpa.