Our Trip to Tena
Mar21

Our Trip to Tena

A few weekends ago we had the opportunity to get away and relax a little in the jungles of Ecuador. It was a wonderful weekend and it really was needed to take a break from the day to day. For the most part things are normal with myself working on translating the website and starting to build a mobile application for the 40/40 missionaries. Krista has been keeping busy managing the day to day of the office and apartment building that we are using for training. She also has taught a few of the training sessions for the 40/40 missionaries (time management, and health so far). For prayer we can always use it for our ministry here and for continued motivation and encouragement, but more specifically for Krista. For the second time now in the last year she has had some neck problems.   The doctor as of yet does not think it is a big deal, but it has been something that has been on our minds. So would love to have further prayer for her health and that the doctor will have clear direction in how to move forward.   Check out a short video of our trip...

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Happenings in Extreme
Dec07

Happenings in Extreme

As you heard in our last blog  post there are some wonderful things that have been happening in Ambato with the church  there.  The team of 40/40’s who began that church in Ambato  are currently in the final steps of transferring leadership and making sure that the church in Ambato has the right leaders in the right places to continue their growth. The group that has been there for over two years is set to leave in February. The three Ecuadorian members of the team have committed to another two years joining the mobilization team finding other South Americans to go and plant churches as 40/40 missionaries. The four Americans also have decided to sign another two year contract and are all joining the mobilization team in Idaho. They will be responsible for finding other 40/40 Americans that are wanting to join the mission. Our team in Ibarra, Ecuador is still on the front end of their work and the devil has been not making it easy. We  just had a member get surgery here in Quito to remove an apple sized  growth from his neck. Next week we should find out more of the extent.  Please keep him in your prayers and his family as he is receiving medical care here in Ecuador. We have made good friends with the leaders of the new group  that will be going to Cordoba, Argentina. Their whole team will be arriving January 8th here in Quito. The American team will be studying Spanish and the group of Argentinians will be here studying in the seminary classes. It is a very exciting time for Extreme as they are expanding the first group into Argentina.  Please also keep in your prayers for the church in Ambato as construction has been stopped due to some red tape. In our lives we are entering into the last week of Spanish classes and very excited to be getting ready to put what we have learned into  more practice  in our jobs.  We have a break in December and are looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas abroad as well as getting to know Ecuador a little bit...

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12 Most Recent Blessings
Aug16

12 Most Recent Blessings

God finds the opportunity for us We were so busy looking and worrying about the right opportunity to serve, and God took care of it. Not only did Extreme Nazarene reach out to us, but we never even thought about them as a possibility. It was not until they started sharing what they were doing and what needs they had did we realize that God had been preparing us for Extreme Nazarene. Unexpected people Random people that we did not even know or think about reaching out to, have been supporting us and donating. It has been very humbling and good for us spiritually to rely on God 100% to get over the main barriers to get to Ecuador. Car sells for more than we owe We had originally only thought we would be doing some sort of mission work for six months, so when our car broke down in December we bought a brand new Honda Civic. We have been blessed that we were not only to sell it for what we owed on it, but had a little extra pocket money to walk away with it. People giving more than we could ever anticipate When we realized that we had to fundraise our support we started figuring numbers and estimating what we might get, and only thought we could get to 50%. We knew at that point that this would have to be a God thing, and it has been. People have been blessing us and showing their support for our mission to South America and just showering us with love. Opportunity to see friends and family Not only did we get to see both our families, but because of Chad and Chelsea’s wedding we got to see some friends that we would not have got to see otherwise. Number of people praying and loving on us Selling all our furniture to one family We were very blessed to not only sell all of our furniture to one family, but it was nice that they were also a wonderful Christian couple doing campus ministry for a college in Houston. Safe travels with an expired tag and a car with 213,000 We had purchased our new registration tag for a vehicle like normal, because we knew we were going to be driving our old Honda Accord around until September, but it did not come to us in the mail before we left. So we made it through driving to Idaho, driving around Idaho for three weeks, and down here to California without getting pulled over. It has is a great blessing that our car with 213,000 which creeks...

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