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About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 40 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).

September 2018 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) August 15 marked four years in Ecuador. Wow! How can it be four years? We are very thankful for God’s faithfulness on this journey. As we looked back, another “Wow” moment was, … Continue reading

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Did you know a huge change is happening in missions? For the last several years, many long-time international mission organizations, including Reach Beyond, have been shifting their missionaries and resources  from Latin America to other areas of the world where … Continue reading

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Family Reunion in Ecuador

Early last year we started thinking about having a special celebration this summer for our 40th wedding anniversary, bringing as many as possible of our offspring to Ecuador for a week. (We blogged about our 40 years of marriage here.) … Continue reading

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April 2018 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) Happy Easter (two weeks late)! We hope your Easter was a time of celebration with fellow believers and family. We’re both in the midst of a busy season at work. Scott is … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – One Year Later

One year ago on April 4, I (Jody) had rotator cuff surgery in our mission’s hospital here in Quito. I’m still improving in my range of motion and freedom from pain and I’m happy I had the surgery. I blogged … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset in Quito (Revisited)

When we were in Costa Rica at language school, we blogged about the different times of sunrises and sunsets throughout the year in Costa Rica, Eugene (where most of our family lives), and Quito. You can read that post here. … Continue reading

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40 Years Married

March 18, 2018 marked our 40th wedding anniversary. We had a busy weekend, offering hospitality to a family of five, including a fun and energetic seven-year-old. While it wasn’t a romantic weekend get-away, it was somehow oddly appropriate since hospitality … Continue reading

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