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About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 44 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 have been serving as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador since 2014.

March 2022 Newsletter

MudslideThe evening of January 31 Quito had a large and destructive mudslide about a mile south of our home. Twenty-eight people died and over fifty were injured. Radio HCJB-EC organized a donation site outside our offices, and our church was … Continue reading

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Christmas 2021

This is our Norfolk Pine which has been our living Christmas tree since our first Christmas here in 2014. Here it is in 2014! Little did we know when Scott carried it home under his arm that one day it … Continue reading

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October 2021 Newsletter

“Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will do this and that.” James 4:15 Back in Quito After eleven weeks in the U.S., we returned to Quito September 23. We’re still adjusting to the altitude, … Continue reading

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¿Para Qué?

A fun thing about learning a new language is the richness that can come from that language’s more expansive or descriptive use of common words. For example, the English question, “Why?” is expressed in Spanish with two common phrases: “¿Por … Continue reading

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July 2021 Newsletter

Home Ministry Assignment We are here in Eugene, Oregon and are in the U.S. until September 22.  Besides time in Oregon, we’ll be traveling to Washington (state) and Colorado. Jody’s also visiting southern California. We are having two outdoor, drop-in … Continue reading

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April 2021 Newsletter

First, many blessings to you this weekend as you celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection. He is risen! A Wonderful Answer to Prayer Radio HCJB Ecuador is a partner ministry, one of many ministries which used to be part of our … Continue reading

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Getting Stuff to Quito

“You should blog about getting things to Ecuador,” one of our daughters said recently. “People can’t imagine not using the mail.” The Ecuadorian mail has been notoriously unreliable in our time here, with mail taking two, three, or four months … Continue reading

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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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