March 2017 Newsletter

(Click here to read the printable version.)

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.

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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.

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About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 39 years and have six adult children and three grandchildren. Scott worked as a CPA for over 32 years and Jody was a homeschooling mom. They are now serving as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador with Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global).
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