Category Archives: Missions

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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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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June 2019 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) One of the odd things about missionary life is that someone is always absent. Because part of the job is to return periodically to our passport country for a few months or … Continue reading

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September 2018 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) August 15 marked four years in Ecuador. Wow! How can it be four years? We are very thankful for God’s faithfulness on this journey. As we looked back, another “Wow” moment was, … Continue reading

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Changes

Did you know a huge change is happening in missions? For the last several years, many long-time international mission organizations, including Reach Beyond, have been shifting their missionaries and resources  from Latin America to other areas of the world where … 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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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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July 2017 Newsletter

Want to read the print (pdf) version? Click here. Why Unicycle? Scott’s work commute is by unicycle, certainly an unusual sight here. Why does he unicycle? First, because he enjoys it. But, second, it helps him connect with people and … 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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