Founders

 
Mario & Suzanne Babarczy, a couple who love God and love children with a calling to awaken the church worldwide to the importance of young people, leading with clear and passionate voices.  They are the founding directors of Hearts in Action International and have been ministering around the world for over 25 years teaching the Scriptures and laboring to see this generation rise up strong in the Lord.
 
Mario and Suzanne have been married for 35 years, raised three incredible children and now enjoy five precious grandchildren who live in Europe and Texas. As a family, they are living out Colossians 3:23, doing whatever they find to do with their whole heart, not for man but for the Lord. Along with their work in the ministry, this couple enjoys organic gardening, dancing, remodeling properties, housing foreign students and hosting missions parties. They have married more than 20 missionary couples who met at…you guessed it...Hearts in Action! 
 
Currently, these two are working to write creative materials to further spread the gospel throughout the nations. They are traveling more than ever to places all over the world and to their bases in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, and the United States, building up teams of vibrant missionaries. HIA stands out among organizations for its impact training thousands of leaders and teachers to effectively reach children and youth with the good news. 
 
 
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
 
"I have known Mario and Suzanne for many years and have had them in our church often. They have a vision from God to change nations by inspiring us to deposit in our children the truth of who Jesus is, how He sees them and what He has called them to do. Their perspective and enthusiasm have never failed to impact our children's ministry and our church. In addition, they have had an impact on me, as the Senior Pastor, changing my view of how God sees youth and children. I would strongly encourage any pastor to open their heart and doors to them."
John L. Pfeffer Jr.
Faith Christian Center - Senior Pastor - Seekonk, Massachusetts
 
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"Mario & Suzanne possess a collective wealth of knowledge on how to do high level children’s ministry with minimal resources. Their proven success and dynamic impact enable them to offer great insight in this area of ministry.  My team and I were grateful for the wisdom and solutions presented to raise our level of effectiveness in changing the lives of our younger generation.  Anyone who desires to hear from ‘the best’ needs to open their doors to this dynamic couple."
Dennis & Colleen Rouse 
Victory World Church - Senior Pastors - Atlanta, Georgia
 
 

"Mario and Suzanne Babarczy are traveling the world with a burning vision to see the Church globally use God-given strategies to train the young generation. Their hearts are truly in action for the kids of the world. We highly recommend this ministry!"
Anne & Stephan Christiansen 
Jesus Church - Senior Pastors Jesus Revolution,
Jesus Women, TBBMI, New Generation Movement  Oslo, Norway
 

“I applaud the work being accomplished by Hearts in Action as they reach the children and youth of Latin America and the world. Through their work and teaching, they are enabling young people to become champions for Jesus in their homes and communities. Their practical and dynamic approach to ministry makes them stand out among organizations. I join Hearts in Action in declaring that, This generation belongs to Jesus!”
Marcos Witt
Lakewood Church Spanish - Senior Pastor - Houston, Texas
Grammy Award winning recording artist
 

"Mario Babarczy is a clear and passionate voice awakening the church worldwide to the importance of children in the body of Christ. He is bringing forth new strategies to reach the young generation and train leaders. Together with his wide Suzanne they founded Hearts in Action and have been preaching and teaching on five continents declaring the, This generation belongs to Jesus!”
Dr. Harold Caballeros 
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs  - Guatemala City. Guatemala
 

“ You are considered to be one of my very best friends in the gospel. I admire your love and everything about you, your passion, your program, I know of none better and I have been around a while and seen it all.”
Rev. Clifford Beard
Revival Culture Global Ministries - Mildura, Victoria - Australia
 
"Our friendship in the Lord goes way back and our paths surely crossed for Kingdom purposes. I fully endorse and embrace this ministry. Mario's book This Generation Belongs to Jesus, says so much about the heart of this couple who lead Hearts in Action. Their God given, cutting edge vision for youth and children has changed a nation and is fast spreading in the nations with bases located in several countries. Mario and Suzanne's hard work in curriculum, training, and team ministry have paid off with much fruit wherever God sends them. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the furtherance of His kingdom are their mission and passion. I call HIA an apostolic ministry to children. I am honored to call them my friends. 
For the Kingdom,
Steve Manning
Bless the Nations Ministries -Director - Founder - Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
As the International Coordinator of evangelism for Living Water ministries, it’s my responsibility to ensure our children and youth teachers around the globe, in countries like Albania, Guatemala and Egypt are well trained. I know that the children of the King deserve the best and that is why our teachers have received the great blessing of being trained by Mario and Suzanne Babarczy and the team of Hearts in Action. The results…are great! We thank God for the special anointing over Mario, Suzanne and the team of Hearts in Action.”
Mario Edmundo Mino
Former International Coordinator - Living Water Ministries International - Guatemala
 
Mario and Suzanne, heard the call to bring God's Word and provision to the children and youth of the nations. They have compassion and move and work in godly wisdom.  HIA empowers the local Church bringing education and tools for training, life skills and sharing the gospel so that people can work and be lifted from poverty by the education they receive. HIA touches the children and their posterity for generations to come!  I have no doubt that the generation that sees the Lord's return will still be bearing the fruit sewn by this impacting ministry. 
Joe Grifoni
Byfield Parish, Georgetown, Massachusetts
 
Children’s Ministry Consultation
“The impact on and feedback from our staff, volunteers, parents and children has been overwhelming. They want more! Our teachers are excited about teaching again! We as a staff are enthused with hope and direction! Your visit was the “splash of living water” we needed… Simply demonstrating the “art” of leading the children into deep fervent prayer, has been refreshing for our teachers. This practice has now become an integral part of each service.  The teachers and children are experiencing a more meaningful class time. Thank you for all of the love and personal encouragement that you gave me and our staff. With the concern, compassion and wisdom of Christ, you have truly touched our ministry. You’ve helped us to “focus” on the essence of our first love again…Christ and His ministry to children. You have left us INSPIRED!
Amanda  Dance
Children’s Ministry Director, Victory World Church - Atlanta, Georgia
 
"To begin, I want to thank you both again for investing your time, passion and wisdom this past week.  We were discussing your time with us in class today and the impact you made on us all was evident.  You fanned a flame in a number of people~ igniting, rekindling and reinforcing in many that working with children and youth may in fact be a part of what God has for them to do in the future.”
Sarah Van Dreese
Rhema Bible Training Center - 3rd Year Mission Student  - Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
 
...”I have known Reverend Mario and Suzanne Babarczy for over twenty years as they serve faithfully in the ministry, preaching, teaching the Gospel and ministering to young people. I have come to know, firsthand, Mario and Suzanne’s godly character, and outstanding ability to minister God's Word and the soundness of their doctrine. I am impressed with their humility and love for children and youth that is demonstrated by their self-sacrificing lifestyle. Corazones en Accion (Hearts in Action) is a thriving ministry to children and youth. I have traveled many times to their base in Guatemala leading short-term missions trips of adults and youth. I give Rev. Mario and Suzanne my highest recommendation, without reservation. I also highly recommend Hearts in Action as a ministry to support financially, prayerfully, and for sending short-term and long-term missionaries.” 
Dr. Earl Darlington
International Family Church, North Reading, Massachusetts