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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

Goodbye 2015

Updates, Video

January 4, 2016

As most people were recovering from the Christmas rush, we were just starting to gear up for our biggest community event of the year, our New Year’s Festival. In Ecuador, New Year’s is the biggest holiday of the year.  One tradition here is to say goodbye to the old year by burning an effigy that

A Mission Trip at Christmas!

Updates, Video

December 24, 2015

Tomorrow’s the big day! We just wanted to send a brief word of encouragement during this special time.  This year, our church decided to do something very different for Christmas.  Instead of focusing on Christmas programs and activities that we do mostly for ourselves, we decided to give back some of the incredible blessings we

A November to Remember


December 9, 2015

As the leaves have changed, cold weather arrives and the days get shorter in the USA, we are still at a constant temperature and daylight.  There isn’t much indication that Christmas is around corner except for a few decorations in the stores.  Our November was a truly a month to remember, not so much because

October Update


October 28, 2015

October has brought many new faces to the ministry in Cayambe, and presented us with some new goals for the next couple of months.  These new faces have settled into the closest thing we can call “routine” here.  Many of you have asked us what a “day in the life” of ministry looks like here. 

Update from David Garcia


October 7, 2015

This is our translation of a letter our student in Word of Life in Argentina, David Garcia, asked me to send to you.  In the letter, he expresses his thanks to the many of you who have helped support him financially and prayerfully during his first year of study.  We also want to thank you

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