We have some big news – we have had a change of plans on when we will be returning to the States for Home Assignment. Things have been bumped up a little. We recently purchased our return tickets for October 9th because have interviews that week and the next as well as a 3-day Ministry Assessment. All this is taking place because we are applying to be Long-term Covenant Missionaries and Joel is going through Covenant ordination process. We decided to purchase our return tickets for October because he had to return for these interviews and such and it didn’t make sense to return to Ecuador afterwards only to return to the States a couple of weeks later when we were originally planning to in early November. We just couldn’t see justifying the extra expenses in our minds. In addition, we have already made plans to visit three churches and go to one Conference Pastor’s Retreat in the months of October and November.
We will remain Short-Term Missionaries and on salary through December 2012. Thank you for your faithful support through the rest of this year. In January, we will begin a time of fundraising for our next assignment as Long-term Missionaries. If you feel so led, you can continue to give in 2013 because we will immediately start raising financial support for our next term which will begin in January 2014. We will also have expenses related to our Home Assignment. If you have any questions at any point please contact us at your convenience. There are many ways to get a hold of us (see contact information below).