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Simeon

Starting a new school year

The kids started school this past week.  Simeon began 4th grade, Esther started Kindgerten and Ephraim started pre-school for 4 year olds.  They are all loving their classes and their school at Alliance Academy International.  We covet your prayers for

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Off to the Beach!

We were so happy to be able to be back in Ecuador and to take our annual family vacation before school starts in the Fall.  Every year we try to go to the beautiful beach in Ecuador, see the Humpback

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Crazy landing in the U.S.

It was crazy for us once we made it to the U.S. arriving from Ecuador.  Since landing in Minneapolis a little over a month ago, we had put over 5,000 miles on the vehicle, visited 13 churches, met with 18

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Hasta Luego

On Saturday our fellow missionary friends threw us an “hasta luego” or see you later party as we prepare to leave for home assignment.  We invited many of our friends, colleagues, and partners in ministry to say goodbye and to

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Simeon’s Baptism

Yesterday, June 11, Simeon was baptized at our home church, Iglesia El Salvador.  It was a wonderful day to reflect on the events and people that led up to this day.  Simeon was able to have his teacher and family,

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Ecuador Missionary Retreat

This past weekend we were blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the Ecuador Field Missionary Retreat.  Our Regional Coordinators, Pia & Eugenio Restrepo, were able to come down lead us in our time of devotions.  In addition

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Meghan Rocks!

We have been blessed by having the best volunteer by the name of Meghan Lóser for the Santiago Partnership project in Cayambe who came to us through the Covenant.  Meghan comes to us from Saranac Community Church in Saranac, MI

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Inauguration of the Home for At Risk Children

On Saturday, April 29th the Home for At Risk Children in Cayambe, Ecuador was inaugurated!  We plan to have the people working in the Home start on May 15th and the Home be open to receive children on May 22nd.

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Thanks Natasha!

This past week we hosted a visit from Natasha Westerhoud, our friend, a pastor, a Santiago Partnership Board member and one of the heads of Ecuador missions for the ECC Canada.  It was a lot of fun and a real

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A New President is elected

A week ago, Simeon and I (Joel) traveled to the Covenant Campgrounds in Santo Domingo in order to attend IPEE’s (The Covenant Church of Ecuador) Annual Meeting.  This is the season of elections and so this is the case with

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