lessons from el ratón pérez

words by jenny

There is always more to learn.  Always.

New vocabulary words and nuances to the way that sentences are structured and when certain phrases are used.  More history to read and hear about and festivals and holidays to

hope for the future :: being good neighbors

“People are just now realizing that this is the rest of their life. The future has happened. It happened the 16th of April 2016. That date determined the future. We have really only just begun the work of uncovering that

taking in a bit more of Ecuador

Our week away at the medical caravan for women included a big bonus!  When we were in the northern city of San Gabriel, we just happened to be there during the week when they celebrate the life and history of


not pictured : the Ecuadorian daughter making it all possible!


We are OVERJOYED to share that we have finally received our permanent residency visas!  It has been over a year since we began the process.  Hours and hours in

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

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