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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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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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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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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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Family Reunion in Ecuador

Early last year we started thinking about having a special celebration this summer for our 40th wedding anniversary, bringing as many as possible of our offspring to Ecuador for a week. (We blogged about our 40 years of marriage here.) … Continue reading

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Living at high altitude

Here is my (Scott) translation of this alert from the Ministry of Public Health.  Note that the scale below the house says that no protection is needed at levels 1 or 2, protection is needed at levels 3 through 7, … Continue reading

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Formality in the Workplace

Estimados Directores, Jefes y Coordinadores, La presente tiene la finalidad de recordarles que el Departamento de Contabilidad de HCJB – OM, receptará las facturas para pago a los diferentes proveedores hasta el día martes 25 del presente mes, caso contrario … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July Party (in June?)

A few weeks ago an email was forwarded at work inviting U.S. citizens to a Fourth of July party sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. After we RSVP’d we realized it wasn’t the first Saturday in July but rather the 24th … Continue reading

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Earthquake Followup #4: Mompiche

I (Scott) recently had the opportunity to visit the April 2016 earthquake zone at the invitation of German Rhon, a new friend and long-time missionary (he is 68).  German is a native Ecuadorian, but is married to an American missionary named … Continue reading

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