Resident Visas: It took over a year but we are Ecuadorean residents! We had some bumps along the way, but we persisted and God moved some mountains (the details are on our blog).
HMA: We took our first furlough—now called Home Ministry Assignment or HMA–in December and January. We had seven busy weeks with eye surgeries, some wild winter weather (ice storms, snow, and sub-zero temperatures), travel to four states, and many conversations with supporters. Having Christmas with our family was a joy and we squeezed in other times with “kids,” grandkids, and extended family.
Anniversaries: January 1 marked three years since leaving the U.S. for language school and February 15 was 2-1/2 years since our arrival in Ecuador. We’re looking forward to the next season here and building on what we’ve learned.
Back in Ecuador: The photo above shows our region’s missionaries at a retreat held just after we returned. It was a wonderful time of Bible teaching, small-group discussions, field trips, and sharing.
Thank you for helping us serve here; we’re very glad to be back!
Snapshots of Our Winter
How Can You Pray for Us?
- Thank God for our wonderful trip to the U.S.
- Ask God for strength and wisdom for us and for increasing ability in Spanish.
Recent Blog Posts (click to read)
- Waiting – What to do when God says, “Not Yet”
- Our Resident Visa Saga – What an Adventure!
- Our First HMA – Ice storms, snow, surgeries, and friends
- A Wonderful Retreat – More than 70 missionaries together