Tag Archives: Ecuador

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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Earthquake, Followup #1

Two weeks after our April 16 earthquake, the disaster zone on the coast is starting to see some signs of normalcy.  Some gas stations have gas, some grocery stores have food and supplies, some destroyed buildings have been leveled.  All … Continue reading

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Earthquake!

It’s too early to write a comprehensive post about last night’s 7.8 earthquake about 100 miles from us off the Ecuador coast.  But I (Jody) have just a few reflections. What we experienced Just after sunset, we felt a gentle rocking … 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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Touch the Sky (Toca el Cielo)

  We live on the flanks of Pichincha, a stratovolcano that soars to 15,696 feet above sea level.  Saturday I (Scott) decided to hike (not ride) up Teleférico to a viewpoint about 13,450 above sea level.  There is no posted trail but … Continue reading

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June 2015 Newsletter

  And we’ve had our first U.S. visitor! Read about his visit (and more) in our latest newsletter; just click below: pdf printable version newsletter html mobile device version newsletter Sign up for our email newsletter  

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Cost of Living, Part 2: Health Care

When our youngest son Simon visited us for three weeks last month, we did a bit of medical tourism. He had a sebaceous cyst on his eyelid (which had been growing for about a year and a half).  Our mission … Continue reading

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