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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thank you ladies!




A big thank you to Women’s Ministries of First Covenant Church of River Falls, WI for the hand made curtains for the Medical Clinic. As we are about to open the clinic, they come at the perfect timing. Thank

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Successful day for Ephraim

It was a successful day for Ephraim.  Today we were successful in obtaining Ephraim’s Cedula (Ecuadorian Identification Card) and his Ecuadorian passport.  Yeah… Ephraim!!!  Now, onto his U.S. documents and he will be officially a dual-citizen just like his sister.

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Smoking Cotopaxi

The Volcano Cotopaxi remains active in south Quito.  This morning on the way taking Simeon to school this was the view we had.


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Sabbath Retreat

sab-rst  On Friday Joel will be leaving for a Sabbath Retreat so he can continue on his goal to reduce the stress and overall workload in his life.  You can read about when he last talked about this and his beard

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Minga, minga, minga!

We love whom we serve alongside! Yesterday, we held a minga (community volunteerism event) with the churches from the Kichwa Conference and the Central Conference (Quito area) of Covenant churches and over 30 good folks came out to help plant

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Welcome family!

Noritta_DonnaThis past Tuesday, Kim’s mom Noritta and Aunt Donna arrived to help out with us with Ephraim’s recent arrival.  They will be here with us for a couple of weeks.  Welcome Noritta and Donna!!!

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Some pictures of the kids

We are a happy family of five and as we have been spending a lot of time with the children as we are adjusting to having Ephraim with us, we have been taking some photos along the way.  We just …

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The Power of Prayer


On September 1st, we received this email from Sharon Martin, a friend who, with her husband, Frank provide pastoral care and prayer support for missionaries:

On Wednesday, August 26, Frank and I left the office at 3:30 pm, an hour

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