December 2017 Newsletter

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Recently we were asked, “How did you end up as missionaries?” About 15 years ago, one of Scott’s bosses came back from a trip to Spain where he helped a mission organization with an audit. His comment that there was a great need for accountants on the mission field was a eye-opener to us. In our minds missionaries were preachers, church planters, or maybe doctors and nurses.

We started dreaming about “going somewhere and doing something for missions,” and in His time God led us here to Quito and Reach Beyond.

Have you ever had a dream to go somewhere and do something for missions? Mission organizations need IT people, mechanics, carpenters, painters, secretaries, HR people, counselors, and almost any profession you can imagine.

If God has been nudging you to be one of His workers in His harvest field, we’d love to chat with you about our experience.

Have a very blessed Christmas season celebrating Jesus’ journey to earth’s mission field.

Praying for Us

Thank God for our supporters, whom He’s using to provide for us. We’ve lost three supporters in the last six months, but God has prompted others to start giving. It’s amazing to be on the receiving end of sacrificial giving.

Pray for strength, health, encouragement, grace, and wisdom for us. The next several months will be very busy for Scott, with a new accounting system, year-end accounting, audit preparation, and financial statements. Our region had some big changes this year, and the accounting is even more complicated than usual. Jody’s boss is on HMA (furlough) and may take a medical leave and her one co-worker is retiring in February, so she is heading into a busy season too.

Photos of Our Year

Some of our co-workers at our Christmas party last week

Near the top of Cuenca’s New Cathedral

Cajas National Park: such a cold day!

Scott with our youngest grandchild

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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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