Shobol Llin Llin to Quito


The women's group from Shobol Llin Llin worked out a retreat at our house in Quito this weekend. This was the first time they had gone on a retreat, and the first time for us to host such a retreat in our home. These are single-parent mothers, and Faby has begun a ministry to help them in their precarious situations. This is just a beginning and we continue to pray for God's direction.

(Previous meeting click here.)




Paul's third journey

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We are finishing our study on the life of Paul and his third missionary journey. This study covered material I didn't even have in seminary: which cities did Paul visit and who accompanied him on each leg of his journey! I am amazed the students have come this far, but they are persevering and learning. We have one more book to cover (Ephesians) to finish the second level of "FLET."

(Previous blog click here.)

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Fourth Pres in Ecuador


Fourth Presbyterian Church held its third mission trip to Ecuador. The group of seven visited three different communities, and participated in a VBS. They shared their testimonies and interacted with youth and children as they learned more about Ecuadorian culture and ministry. For more photos: click here.



Calm before the storm


This is the community, called "Quislag," where we'll be going next week with the group coming from Fourth Pres Church. The community is sponsoring a week-long Vacation Camp for 300 children! We're participating in the workshops. The plan is to have six simultaneous, one-hour workshops, 50 kids per group. Every hour the kids change workshops, so they received six different activities every day. This schedule is a first for the community, so we are praying that everything (and everyone) works smoothly.

(The Pan American Highway is somewhere down there in this photo.)