Tag Archives: Quito

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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March 2019 Newsletter

(Want to read the print version? Click here.) Last weekend we heard a great story of God’s faithfulness. We were invited to Sunday dinner by a couple who served as missionaries here between 1978 and 2001. After 15 years in … 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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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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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!

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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Iglesia Dios es Fiel

We’ve been attending a large church, Dios es Fiel (“God is Faithful”) for over a year now and enjoying it a lot.  Last Sunday the church celebrated its tenth anniversary, which was great fun.  At the end of the service … Continue reading

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