farming again

words by chris

In 2009, a few months after first arriving in Ecuador our first term, I was asked to join the board of FACE (Foundation for the Advancement of the Communities of Ecuador). For those who don’t know, FACE

so about that trip to Chicago

So about that trip to Chicago.

A few weeks ago we had a meeting with the lawyer here in Quito that represents the Ecuador mission.  Through the course of conversation in our meeting, it came up that due to some

52 seconds

Easter Sunday of this year marked the one-year anniversary since the earthquake that rocked the coast of Ecuador in 2016.

Endless stories and retellings of the events of that April 16th have marked our few visits to the coast

a week of lament, connection, and encouragement

As many of you may know, two weeks ago participants from ministries and churches in Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States gathered together in a cold, damp, Quito church to begin a course on intrafamiliar violence and human trafficking. Participants

The Barmen Declaration – A Lenten Reflection

Our home church in Chicago, Resurrection Covenant Church, has been using the Barmen Declaration as “an intentional exploration of the ‘other way’ of Christ” during this season of Lent.  Throughout these weeks, members of the community have been asked to

visa update!

Just wanted to give a quick (and overdue!) update about our visa situation.

The situation with our visas has been temporarily resolved and for that we are so very grateful!  We originally thought that our visas were going to expire

from my point of view – 2/2017

Whelp friends, here is my sad story.  So if you checked in last month, you know about my new venture to try and be more intentional and take more photos with my “real” camera.  And this past month I

elections and a church of the poor

words by chris

“We are a poor church, so most of us will hope that the candidate that knows the poor and has the interests for the poor in their mind and policies will  be elected. The other candidates come



This past weekend we were able to steal away for a few days with our team from the ECC here in Ecuador for a retreat.  It was a great time to just be together in community.  We ate lots of

United Against Human Trafficking

This month our days are filling up with ins and outs and all of the little details for a partnership seminary course that we are helping to facilitate March 9-18th.  North Park Theological Seminary is bringing a small group of

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