Category Archives: Missions

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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A Wonderful Retreat

Our first weekend back in Ecuador we headed to Shell (on the edge of the Amazon jungle) for an all-region missionary retreat.  Reach Beyond’s new president, Steve Harling, and his wife Becky shared wonderful Bible teachings. We had worship times, … Continue reading

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Our First HMA

As we neared the end of our first three-year term we started planning our first HMA (Home Ministry Assignment). We hoped to get our residence visas in early August and take off for some beautiful Oregon weather. We’d be busy … Continue reading

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March 2016 Newsletter

Want to see the print version?  Click here. A new grandbaby, a trip to the jungle, surgery, and a small anniversary:  that’s what’s new with us. After multiple miscarriages, our son and daughter-in-law have a baby girl, born in mid-February. … Continue reading

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Return to Santa Rosa

The clean water system in Santa Rosa which Scott worked on last September was dedicated at the end of January.  We got to fly into the jungle and be part of the celebration.  My (Jody’s) journal about the trip was … Continue reading

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December 2015 Newsletter

Click here for a printable, pdf version.           It’s December in Quito! This weekend is the celebration of Quito’s founding by the Spanish in 1534, next weekend is a three-day Share-a-thon by our radio station, and … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 Newsletter

(Want to read the pdf/print version?  Click here.) I (Scott) recently had the opportunity to fly into the jungle of eastern Ecuador with a Reach Beyond work team that is helping a small indigenous community build a water system.  Instead … Continue reading

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December 2014 Newsletter & Prayer Card

Just in time for Christmas–here’s our quarterly update & a new prayer card: Print version newsletter (pdf) Mobile device version newsletter (html) Prayer Card front Prayer Card back (with our contact information) Email newsletter signup form

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June 2014 Update

Scott on a bike?  Jody working in a kitchen?  What were we doing in Nicaragua?  And did our Springfield house ever sell?  Find the answers in our quarterly update. Mobile Device version (html) Print version (pdf)  

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Renacer

We spent most of our spring break from language school volunteering at Renacer.  A ministry of Christ for the City, Renacer is a residential rehabilitative program for teenage girls rescued off the street. Our work, like most volunteer work, wasn’t glamorous:  Jody was … Continue reading

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