First, I want to thank all of our supporters. We are sorry for the extended break and we appreciate your patience with us through our extended forced sabbatical from internet. We are doing well and just finished our first official week at the office. We have had a busy week getting used to working again. We are very fortunate with our new set up. We are about a fifteen minute walk from the office, which gives us a lot of flexibility as well as keeps us from fighting the crowded bus during rush hour.
Overall, we have had an amazing 2014 and are looking forward to an even better 2015. To keep you updated on what is going on in our lives here in Quito, we have been busy welcoming the newest batch of 40/40 missionaries who are here from both the United States and Argentina. They are living at the seminary here in Quito where they receive training on church planting as well as Spanish classes for the North Americans. Please be in prayer for them. The are a great group of people that we have been fortunate to get to know and hopefully get to know even more over the next few months.
Though Justin and I are not participating this year, Extreme’s annual vision meeting is this week here in Ecuador. Please be in prayer for the leaders of our organization who will be making decisions for the future. While we are preparing to move both into Cordoba, Argentina and Antofagasta, Chile, the missionaries from our church in Ambato, Ecuador will be wrapping up their contracts this next month and headed home. The church there is an amazing place with many new believers who have taken over leadership. Please continue to be in prayer for the church there that it would continue to grow and serve the Lord. Also, do not forget those missionaries who will be transitioning into different roles with Extreme here in Quito and back in the States. Extreme has been blessed that the entire team from Ambatto has committed to another two years with the organization in different capacities.
Thank you so much for your prayers. They are truly a blessing. We thought we would include a short resolution list for your entertainment.
- Krista: Conquer my disability to use public restrooms. Wait, where is the toilet paper? How much is this going to cost?
- Justin: Never go without internet again… Well at least not for a whole month.
- Both: Less questioning looks when we try to explain something or ask a question in Spanish.
- Krista: Not ever get sick from food or drink again. (Once was enough)
- Justin: Never go to MegaMaxi (a popular grocery store) on a Sunday…Never ever again
- Krista: To stop taking the wrong bus from our apartment to church. If the bus just says Condado, it stops about 5 blocks away from where we want, but if it says Condado Shopping, it goes exactly where we want.
- Justin: To never say, “Tengo hombre” (I have man) instead of “Tengo hambre” (I am hungry) Wait or was it the other way around?
- Both: To keep practicing our Spanish no matter what people think we are saying…