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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).

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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December 2017 Newsletter

Want to read the print version? Click here. Recently we were asked, “How did you end up as missionaries?” About 15 years ago, one of Scott’s bosses came back from a trip to Spain where he helped a mission organization … Continue reading

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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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