carnival!

words by jenny

We are back to our regularly scheduled programing after a week of vacation from school for the kids and the country celebrating carnival.   Carnival is widely celebrated throughout Latin America in the days leading up to Ash

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seminary update

words by chris

It has been one year and three months since I was asked to serve as the Interim Rector of the Seminary here in Ecuador. While this has been a long interim period, I have seen so much

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best Christmas surprise EVER!

We are settling back into “real life” after the rush of the holidays and the best Christmas surprise EVER!

This past fall, I got a crazy message from my mom saying that our family wanted to bring us home for

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signs of the season

words by jenny

Crates and crates and crates of them.  Roadside stands spring up in early December along all of our regular routes selling mangos which are now in season.  Just $5 will have you driving away with a bag

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#givingtuesday

It is always encouraging to be reminded of all the good happening in the world! There are so many great projects, people and world-changing ideas to partner with. We know first hand the importance of each financial gift – no

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i made a table

words by jenny

 

I made a table.

I bought a slab of raw wood from some folks that make and sell rustic furniture and I took my little piece of wood back home and started this new little venture

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pastoral symposium

words by chris

 

Amazingly, fifty-five pastors filed into the sanctuary punctually and ended their conversations promptly. These men and women were here to listen and learn; to ask difficult questions of the church, society and of the ancient texts.

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new giving opportunities

Hey Friends!  We have two great giving opportunities to share with you!

First of all, we would like to invite you to be a part of giving to a fund that will go to support pastoral retreats for IPEE pastor’s

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prophets of a future not our own

words by jenny

As an undergrad at North Park University, I had the opportunity to take a couple classes at the seminary, under an African scholar named Kazi Joshua.  I would walk into Nyvall Hall to sit in a small

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Remembering the Disappeared: God´s presence in absence

words by Chris

Thursday August 30th marked the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Being a victim of disappearance, or a family member of a victim of disappearance, holds a particular place here in South America. From

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