peace for who?

words by chris

Beginning on October 3, Ecuador entered into a national strike and protest against the elimination of the diesel and gasoline subsidy. The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) has confronted the government and the International Monetary

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the rains have returned

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The rains have returned to the sierra of Ecuador.

While we enjoy life in the “eternal spring” and the same amount of daylight year-round in this land we call home, the dry and the rainy times of

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to make : to bring into being

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In the time that we spent preparing to move to Ecuador, I was amazed at the number of times that (white) people asked us about the safety of our children in the process.  One woman even went

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visits and the National Assembly

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Several weekends ago we spent a few days in Santo Domingo, in the tropical coastal highlands, at the IPEE camp to join in the National Assembly of the Ecuadorian Covenant Church. We had a great time and

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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

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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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