holistic women’s health week

words by jenny

A few weeks ago, I was invited to be a part of a holistic women’s health week.  It was a week of partnership, in the truest sense.  Local IPEE churches, Covenant missionaries from the US and Sweden,

FCC Vision Trip

words by chris

Two weeks ago we had the joy and privilege to host one of our sending churches,
and the church Jenny grew-up in, with a vision trip. Lana, Kyle, and Nate from First Covenant Church Omaha flew down

the final days of summer

Our final days of summer were filled with many road trip hours and breaking in the new tires we just bought for the car.  Our kids were troopers as we packed them up and twisted our way through this country


Two weekends ago we had the opportunity to explore a new area of the country for us with the youth group from our church, Rios de Agua Viva. We loaded up the car early on Saturday morning and winded our

Numbers 12, Charlottesville, and our Civil War heritage: some reflections


I make it a point in my survey class on the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) to treat Numbers 12, as my own Old Testament seminary professor did for us. Why? Because it is an episode

the sands of transformation

words by chris

After arriving back to our home at 2 AM on July 4th from the United States, we slept a few hours, packed up our coastal wardrobes, assumed the seated position in our cars and drove the six

19 days of home

Chicago, Detroit, Otter Tail and Minneapolis. 19 days filled to the brim.

In Chicago we reconnected with our beloved community and the place that was home to our little family for 5 years.  We attempted to get our new visas

one year in Ecuador!

Last month we celebrated one year of life and partnering in ministry here in Ecuador.  Here was the good ole fashioned snail mail newsletter we sent out to supports in case you missed it!  Thank you so much for your

in visa news…

Well friends, the visa saga continues.

Thank you so much to all who have been praying for and have been asking about the situation with renewing our visas.  Unfortunately, we were unable to apply for the visas that we need

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

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