Category Archives: Ecuador

Quilotoa

After the Guayaquil getaway, we had one day back in Quito before we left for four days trekking in mountains even higher than Quito. That is, Scott and our friend Tyler from Eugene hiked the Quilotoa Trek, about eight miles … Continue reading

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Guayaquil & the Christian Hospitality Network

The end of May we went to a wonderful missionary getaway in Guayaquil sponsored by the Christian Hospitality Network (CHN). A mission team from Tennessee pampered us (and 160 other missionaries) in a five-star hotel for four days—what a treat! … Continue reading

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Shoulder Surgery – Recovery

Last week was three months since my shoulder surgery. I started 15 physical therapy sessions after a month, and also went back to work. I saw the doctor again two months after surgery and he felt I didn’t need any … Continue reading

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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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