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Can there be disciple-making without counseling?

Pray, Updates

March 3, 2017
The teens having some fun with a water fight during Carnaval.

Arriving right after the police in the middle of the night to counsel a couple in domestic violence, a frantic phone call from a mother whose daughter didn’t come home that night, a difficult visit with a couple on the verge of divorce, counseling another rebellious teen filled with rage against his parents, guiding a

So many things to be thankful for!


November 21, 2016
Our back patios renovation.

The past two months have brought us so many opportunities to be thankful for, but we are most thankful for you because without you on our team, none of these things would have been possible. We want to make sure we say thank you for all of the financial support and prayers you have offered

A Summer of Investment

Updates, Video

September 7, 2016

   Often, summer vacation is viewed as a time to rest and relax from the routine.  However, for us here in Cayambe, it’s a golden time of investment in the future of the ministry.  There is no better time to disciple young people than when they are on vacation from school.  This year, most kids

VBS 2016 Video

Updates, Video

August 15, 2016

Most schools in the USA have already started back up again, we here in Ecuador are just getting started on our summer break.  This is by far the busiest time of year for us, but we wanted to give you an idea of what we’re up to this month.  We just finished our first week

Short term teams leave long term impact

Updates, Video

July 21, 2016

We are often asked about the value of short-term visits to the ministry.  Our answer is always the same: short-term teams leave a long-term impact.  This has certainly been true of the teams we have received since our return to Ecuador.  Since our arrival back on the field in June, we’ve had the opportunity to

We’re home!

Updates, Video

June 7, 2016

We were met with an excited welcoming committee from our church as we arrived at the airport in Quito last Tuesday night.  It was suddenly as if we had never left, except for the 12 suitcases that emptied their contents all over our house.  There was no time to rest, however, as our praise team

Goodbyes and Hellos


May 30, 2016

Where do you call home?  Are we going home or leaving home?  That’s a question we are often asked.  The answer: Yes! We have two “homes”.  Tomorrow morning, we board a plane to go home.  Our house is there, our car, our friends, our church, our ministry, our adopted language and our adopted culture.  Those

Massive Earthquake Strikes Ecuador


April 19, 2016

On Saturday evening, April 16, an earhquake measuring 7.8 struck the coastal population of Ecuador.  The region where we work up in the mountains is 130 miles from the epicenter.  It was badly shaken, but there was very little structural damage.  All of our church members are okay. The same cannot be said of the

Back to the USA!


March 1, 2016

We arrived to brutally cold temperatures in St. Louis on the morning of February 2.  It was a quite a shock to our system coming from Ecuador!  The past month has been spent buying appropriate clothes for the season, getting the practical aspects of our life here organized, visiting with friends and family and reporting

Baptism Sunday


January 25, 2016

Baptism Sunday “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV).  The process of discipleship isn’t just about evangelism, it’s about walking with someone as they grow to live and love like Christ.  This Sunday, we