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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).

Shoulder Surgery: Home Again

I came home yesterday afternoon. I’m sore but it’s not as bad as I was expecting. I’m tired but not dizzy or weak, so we felt pretty comfortable with Scott going in to the office today. (He’s still swamped and … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery: Anxiety

(This didn’t get posted before the surgery, so it’s a bit late.. God gave me a great peace before the surgery, and this scripture is what I was saying to myself as the surgery started.) “Have I not commanded you? … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – Preadmission

When my doctor gave me an admission slip and said to be sure to bring it when I checked in to the hospital for my surgery, I stuck it in a safe place. I also happened to mention it to … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – A Little Anatomy

Six months ago when I started thinking about shoulder surgery, I realized I didn’t know a whole lot about how shoulders work. Since then I have learned: It’s one of the most complicated joints in my body, a ball-and-socket joint … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – Appointments

Reach Beyond’s hospital, Hospital VozAndes, is like a medical center as doctors see patients there. I asked Jenny, Reach Beyond’s Ecuadorean secretary, to call and make me an appointment with Dr. Febres, an orthopedic surgeon. You have to pay for … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – The Decision

I (Jody) have had pain in my right shoulder for more than four years. Generally the pain was just with certain movements or if I slept on my right side, the kind of pain you can live with. When we … Continue reading

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March 2017 Newsletter

(Click here to read the printable version.) Resident Visas:  It took over a year but we are Ecuadorean residents!  We had some bumps along the way, but we persisted and God moved some mountains (the details are on our blog). … Continue reading

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