So what’s it like living and working in Quito? Some things are similar to the U.S.; other things are much different. We go to work during the week, have “free” time most evenings, fit in exercise and go exploring on the weekends, and savor the uniqueness of where we’re living. Grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, church, and Bible studies are part of our weekly routine.
- Speaking Spanish
- Co-workers from many nations
- Walking (or riding a unicycle) to work
- Ecuadorean downstairs neighbors
- Living behind tall walls (with an electric fence at the top)
- Two flights of stairs and four locks to enter our apartment
- Hoping the water in the shower is going to be hot
- Saying, “Buenos días,” to the security guards
- Wondering how that lady can walk in those high heels
- Trying to remember how to pronounce that word we just heard
- Not knowing when the next bus will come or where that other bus goes
- Dreading to answer the phone (it might be someone who only speaks Spanish)
- Trying to figure out where we can buy that thing we need
- Enjoying flowers no matter what season it is
- Lots of people shorter than Jody
- And…did we mention Spanish?
The challenge–wherever we are–is to let God upset our routine, to keep asking, “What do you want us to learn or do today, Lord? Who will you touch with your love?”
Thank you so much for your encouragement, prayers, and financial support.
Scott & Jody
They come from Northern Ireland, Wales, England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Cuba, Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina.
Can you spot the unicycle and the quilt?
The View from our Bedroom Balcony
Antisana, elevation 18,714, one of two snow-capped volcanos we can see from our balcony when it’s clear (once or twice a month)
How Can You Pray for Us?
- Thank God for our new home and many other blessings.
- Pray for our family: for protection, guidance, and wisdom.
- Pray that we will hear and obey God’s leading.
God is providing!