Author Archives: scottandjody

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).

Microbusiness/Microempresa #1: Francisco

  This is Francisco (a Colombian) and he is one of the friendliest people on the way to work. He gets up at 3:15 a.m. to prepare tamales and sells them from his pickup on the street in front of where Jody … Continue reading

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Living at high altitude

Here is my (Scott) translation of this alert from the Ministry of Public Health.  Note that the scale below the house says that no protection is needed at levels 1 or 2, protection is needed at levels 3 through 7, … Continue reading

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Formality in the Workplace

Estimados Directores, Jefes y Coordinadores, La presente tiene la finalidad de recordarles que el Departamento de Contabilidad de HCJB – OM, receptará las facturas para pago a los diferentes proveedores hasta el día martes 25 del presente mes, caso contrario … Continue reading

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July 2017 Newsletter

Want to read the print (pdf) version? Click here. Why Unicycle? Scott’s work commute is by unicycle, certainly an unusual sight here. Why does he unicycle? First, because he enjoys it. But, second, it helps him connect with people and … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July Party (in June?)

A few weeks ago an email was forwarded at work inviting U.S. citizens to a Fourth of July party sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. After we RSVP’d we realized it wasn’t the first Saturday in July but rather the 24th … Continue reading

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Quilotoa

After the Guayaquil getaway, we had one day back in Quito before we left for four days trekking in mountains even higher than Quito. That is, Scott and our friend Tyler from Eugene hiked the Quilotoa Trek, about eight miles … Continue reading

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Guayaquil & the Christian Hospitality Network

The end of May we went to a wonderful missionary getaway in Guayaquil sponsored by the Christian Hospitality Network (CHN). A mission team from Tennessee pampered us (and 160 other missionaries) in a five-star hotel for four days—what a treat! … Continue reading

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