We would like to ask for prayer for Ruthie, Joel’s mom, pictured about with her husband, Earl, and all of their grand kinds. Some of you who have followed along with us for a while may remember praying for Ruthie in the past. Ruthie had a malignant tumor removed from the back of her neck in May of 2011. Regrettably, the cancer has returned and she now has 5 tumors in her neck with one large one on the left side that wraps around to the back of her neck. We are pursuing and deciding upon the best treatment option for her. We are thankful that we haven’t left for Ecuador yet and are able to support them during this time. Please pray for healing for Ruthie and for God’s comfort and love during this time for Ruthie, Earl and the rest of the family.