Sixto has committed his life to encouraging and strengthening Hispanic families. He has brought his message of hope and forgiveness to millions of families, communities, and government leaders.
It all started because of his mother’s radical act of forgiveness.
His family background did not suggest he would become a pastor, or an international family advocate advising governments, or a mentor for families looking for answers.
His mother was the result of an unplanned pregnancy, the product of an affair between her father and a mistress. She remembers a childhood marked by violence, abuse, and pain at the mercy of her father’s fierce temper.
Sixto’s mother chose a different path, passing on her faith and living out grace and forgiveness toward her parents. Her example broke a cycle of bitterness and pain and replaced it with a heritage of faith. Sixto knows the power of a family legacy centered on God.
Josette Altmann,then serving as First Lady of Costa Rica, invited Sixto to present Sex, Lies and the Truth to young people in schools around the country.
This opened doors throughout Latin America, and more than 450,000 young people surrendered their lives to Christ as a result of these events.
Since 1998, Sixto has led Enfoque a la Familia, Focus on the Family’s Spanish speaking ministry. He currently serves as Vice President for Hispanic Ministry Development.
A gifted and authentic communicator, he addressed tens of thousands of people at family conferences in every country of Latin America, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and USA.
The Congress of Peru and the Puerto Rican Senate have both honored Sixto for his contribution to families. He was also a speaker for the Latin American Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations.