Tag 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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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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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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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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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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What’s in a Name?

“HCJB Global? That sounds like a bank!” “What does HCJB mean?” “So how’s it going with HJCB, JBHC, BJCH, whatever….?” While comments like these always made us chuckle, they reminded us that our organization’s name was sometimes difficult and confusing … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Choices

We’re into our fourth–and last–week here at MTI.  These last two weeks are focused on cross-cultural transition and living.  What’s that? Here’s a list of last week’s topics: Conflict Provides Opportunities (Monday all day) (“If you are not willing to grow in … Continue reading

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