Michael was raised in a non-practicing Christian household with very little exposure to the gospel. His young adult life was a mixture of helping others when he could and serving himself a lot. But he always felt there was something missing in his life. At the age of thirty-two he asked himself the age old question, “What am I here for?” Following this, God led him to an evangelical church in which he got involved helping others and came to entrust his life to Jesus Christ, as his personal Savior.
Through God’s leading, he began working in the middle school ministry for two-and-a-half years and then started doing short term missions work with youth and adults. During this time Michael also led Bible studies, taught Sunday school, and counseled divorced singles.
Five years later he was invited to fill an open position on his Church Mission’s Board. Again Michael lead trips and supervise activities in local and foreign locations such as Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico and Guatemala.
It soon became obvious to Michael that his heart was geared for global missions. After the encouragement of his pastor, mentors and many friends, Michael became a full time missionary in April of 2002 serving full-time as the Chief Electrical Officer on board the Caribbean Mercy, with Mercy Ships. It was during this time that Michael met his future wife Kambria.
Kambria was raised in a Christian home and the age of seven committed her life to Christ. At age fifteen she went on her first short term missions trip to Mexico. That is where her heart started to grow for missions. Upon completing college with a degree in nursing studies Kambria worked as a pediatric nurse for several years in Wisconsin. Then in 1999 she quit her nursing job and went to Guatemala for three months to work with Ministries of His Glory. After that she spent two years in Madrid, Spain working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Discipleship Training Schools.
But all along her heart’s desire has been to use her nursing skills and work with Latin Americans. So in 2003 Kambria joined Mercy Ships and spent two years working in Central America and the Caribbean with the people group that was so precious to her. That is where she met her future husband Michael. From there on God has been preparing their hearts to work with orphaned children in Guatemala.
Since marrying, Michael and Kambria have settled with their three daughters near Guatemala City, Guatemala where they operate Hearts For Christ International. This ministry includes House of Hope; a holistic care center for needy youth, Si-Tek; a sewing center that makes products to be sold in the United States where the profits benefit the mostly single mothers who work there. Under Hearts For Christ Michael and Kambria also operate dental clinics, a child sponsorship program, build housing for low income families and host teams who come to Guatemala to serve. The Robertson’s truly possess hearts for Christ and seek to be of service to those in need wherever they find themselves.