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About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 41 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).

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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Coronavirus #5

Hello from Quito, where the sun is shining this morning. We’re in the heaviest part of our rainy season, so sunshine has been a rare treat in the last few weeks. Quito and all Ecuador is still in a very … Continue reading

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Coronavirus #4

Here’s another Saturday to Saturday summary of our Covid-19 numbers in Ecuador. One thing to note is that on April 9, Ecuador changed their method of counting Covid-19 cases, retroactively adding cases to the day that symptoms first appeared. Before, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus #3

We are fine, still confined to our home because we are over 55. We’re able to do our work by vpn and can exercise too by using the multiple stairs and hallways in our home. Younger missionaries are picking up … Continue reading

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March 2020 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) Covid-19 has altered our activities in Ecuador indefinitely. At 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (March16),  Ecuador’s borders were closed. On March 17, Quito was locked down with very limited exceptions for purchasing food and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus #2

Here’s an update on the coronavirus here in Ecuador during the last week. The list below has the date, the number of total cases diagnosed (in parenthesis), total deaths, and any government action that happened that day. All actions are … Continue reading

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Coronavirus #1

Personal Update We are doing fine. As seniors (65+) we are not allowed to leave our home for any reason. We’re figuring out how to exercise, work remotely, stay connected with family and friends, even thrive in this situation. God … Continue reading

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December 2019 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) The most notable event of 2019 in Ecuador was one that we missed. As we were wrapping up our four-month Home Ministry Assignment in the U.S., Ecuador’s government discontinued 40-year-old fuel subsidies. … Continue reading

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