Author Archives: scottandjody

About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 42 years and have six adult children and four 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).

Choosing Joy

I (Jody) have been listening to audiobooks from Oregon’s on-line library while doing daily exercise in our apartment. Recently I somewhat randomly selected Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough by Kay Warren. I was halfway through the book before I … Continue reading

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Conversations Under A Tree

Our mission (Reach Beyond) is having a monthly Zoom “prayer concert” for missionaries and employees. The September meeting had about 60 attendees, with people sharing from Australia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and both Eastern and Western Europe. My (Jody’s) … Continue reading

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October 2020 Newsletter

“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” Matthew 9:38 (Click here for print version.) New Team Members “Lord, please send more workers.” Isn’t this probably the prayer of every missionary? It has especially … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Vacation

We’ve enjoyed exploring Ecuador on our vacations. Since we don’t have a car, we typically pack light, take a bus (twice we flew) to some interesting place, and stay in a low-cost hostel or AirBnB. We usually have lots of … Continue reading

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I Married An Investigator

I (Jody) first heard of the Enneagram late last year when a fellow missionary offered to teach an Enneagram class. He used as his main text, The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-discovery, by Ian Morgan Cron … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Heaven

It was the Unicorn who summed up what everyone was feeling. He stamped his right fore-hoof on the ground and neighed; and then cried: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is … Continue reading

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The Trip That Wasn’t

Today was supposed to be a special day. We were going to leave for our eighth trip to the U.S. Besides time with family and supporters in Oregon and Colorado, we would attend that debriefing session in Colorado which we … Continue reading

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July 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 Lockdown After three months of lockdown, Quito is cautiously opening up. Most businesses are reopening but working from home is still encouraged and social distancing and other protocols are in place for those that go to their workplace. Scott … Continue reading

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Sounds of Quito

[I (Jody) started this blog in early March, but before I got it published the coronavirus arrived and Quito, like the rest of the world, went silent. Now, three months later, Quito’s sounds are heard again.] What’s it like to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus #6

Today (June 3) our province moves from “red” to “yellow” in Ecuador’s traffic light system related to Covid-19. This cautious re-opening of the province means: later curfew (8:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 p.m.) more driving of personal vehicles (three days … Continue reading

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