Pics of Life and Ministry in Ecuador

It has been too long without a blog update.  I hope to be able to start writing regularly again, both as to what the Lord is revealing to me as I pursue to know Him more and more as well as sharing about our life and ministry here in Ecuador.  For now, here are several pictures of our life and ministry here in Ecuador.  God bless you.

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Gabriela found a friend in Calacalí.
Gabriela found a friend in Calacalí.
View from the training center in Tambo, Ecuador
View from the training center in Tambo, Ecuador
Pastor's Training Center in Tambo, Ecuador
Pastor’s Training Center in Tambo, Ecuador
Teaching pastors Biblical Counseling for the week
Teaching pastors Biblical Counseling for the week
First time ever translating the teaching!
First time ever translating the teaching!
Quichua woman herding her sheep...and sporting a pair of nikes!
Quichua woman herding her sheep…and sporting a pair of nikes!

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Me with Pastor Felix and his daughter.  Felix is our contact pastor for the training center in Tambo
Me with Pastor Felix and his daughter. Felix is our contact pastor for the training center in Tambo
Women team members share smiles with Quichua school children
Women team members share smiles with Quichua school children

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Me with IMB missionary Al Rodriguez who has been faithfully serving in Cuenca for many years
Me with IMB missionary Al Rodriguez who has been faithfully serving in Cuenca for many years
Some of the pastors and leaders share a group photo after a long and busy week of learning
Some of the pastors and leaders share a group photo after a long and busy week of learning
On the entrance to the city of Guayaquil.  Very colorful houses.
On the entrance to the city of Guayaquil. Very colorful houses.
Parque de las Iguanas...I wonder why they call it that.
Parque de las Iguanas…I wonder why they call it that.
"Don't mess with me man...I've been here a lot longer than you!"
“Don’t mess with me man…I’ve been here a lot longer than you!”
Our fearless leader, Dr David Sills, teaching about missions to Ecuadorian pastors in Guayaquil.  After this weekend, they all signed a commitment to start a pastor's training center there within the next several years.
Our fearless leader, Dr David Sills, teaching about missions to Ecuadorian pastors in Guayaquil. After this weekend, they all signed a commitment to start a pastor’s training center there within the next several years.
Beautiful view on my 9 hour return trip from the south through the mountains.
Beautiful view on my 9 hour return trip from the south through the mountains.
Beautiful!!!
Beautiful!!!
The whole earth is filled with His glory!
The whole earth is filled with His glory!

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High above the clouds
High above the clouds
13,000 feet in the Andes
13,000 feet in the Andes
Snow capped peaks
Snow capped peaks
Snow capped Cotopaxi with a ring of clouds around the base.
Snow capped Cotopaxi with a ring of clouds around the base.
Jake enjoying the park!
Jake enjoying the park!
Isabela getting ready for takeoff at the new Parque Bicentenario which is the runway areas of the old airport.
Isabela getting ready for takeoff at the new Parque Bicentenario which is the runway areas of the old airport.
Fun with Daddy!
Fun with Daddy!
Welcoming the pastors to our first training week in Santo Domingo and sharing with them why we do what we do.
Welcoming the pastors to our first training week in Santo Domingo and sharing with them why we do what we do.
Teaching the pastors the method of Inductive Bible Study and the importance of studying the Word in its context.
Teaching the pastors the method of Inductive Bible Study and the importance of studying the Word in its context.
Pastor Luke Akins from our partner church in NC teaching Bible Theology of the Old Testament.
Pastor Luke Akins from our partner church in NC teaching Bible Theology of the Old Testament.
The pastors signing a commitment to be part of the three year training program
The pastors signing a commitment to be part of the three year training program
Teaching the importance of exegetical study and expositional preaching
Teaching the importance of exegetical study and expositional preaching
Preaching on Jeremiah 29 about how to distinguish between a true prophet and a false one.
Preaching on Jeremiah 29 about how to distinguish between a true prophet and a false one.
Pastor Luke Akins and Simon Capell from Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh, NC investing their week in training and equipping leaders.
Pastor Luke Akins and Simon Capell from Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh, NC investing their week in training and equipping leaders.
Spanish, English, and the language of the Tsachila. One day, ALL languages will be represented around the throne as we worship our God and King!
Spanish, English, and the language of the Tsachila. One day, ALL languages will be represented around the throne as we worship our God and King!
The team with Eduardo, who is the principal and Director of the school.  He invited us there to share a word with the students.  I gave them the Gospel message.  We have been given an open door there to continue to minister to the students.
The team with Eduardo, who is the principal and Director of the school. He invited us there to share a word with the students. I gave them the Gospel message. We have been given an open door there to continue to minister to the students.
A group of school kids in Santo Domingo excited to see a group of gringos in their school.
A group of school kids in Santo Domingo excited to see a group of gringos in their school.
A woman from the indigenous tribe called the Tsachila explains the many uses of their local plants and flowers, one being used to paint their faces and bodies.
A woman from the indigenous tribe called the Tsachila explains the many uses of their local plants and flowers, one being used to paint their faces and bodies.

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Pastors giving thanks to the church who purchased them these fantastic Holman Study Bibles.
Pastors giving thanks to the church who purchased them these fantastic Holman Study Bibles.
All the pastors and leaders who were part of the weekly training.  On the average there were about 20 each night.
All the pastors and leaders who were part of the weekly training. On the average there were about 20 each night.
My new Pastor friend who ministers specifically to the indigenous Tsachila community.  He has invited me to come and preach at his church.  What an opportunity to bring the message of salvation to this indigenous tribe.
My new Pastor friend who ministers specifically to the indigenous Tsachila community. He has invited me to come and preach at his church. What an opportunity to bring the message of salvation to this indigenous tribe.
My new pastor friend, Jorge Rodriguez, who is our contact pastor for the training center in Santo Domingo.  He is only 28 years old and is doing fantastic things to raise up Ecuadorian disciples of Christ.
My new pastor friend, Jorge Rodriguez, who is our contact pastor for the training center in Santo Domingo. He is only 28 years old and is doing fantastic things to raise up Ecuadorian disciples of Christ.
Maria finding some great deals at the huge Saturday market in our neighborhood.
Maria finding some great deals at the huge Saturday market in our neighborhood.
My beautiful bride!
My beautiful bride!
My beautiful Isabela who is growing up into such a sweet young girl.
My beautiful Isabela who is growing up into such a sweet young girl.

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Market day in our neighborhood.
Market day in our neighborhood.

2 thoughts on “Pics of Life and Ministry in Ecuador

  1. Love seeing what you have been doing – and wow! what you have been doing in the power of God’s Spirit! Thank you for sharing. Have been praying for you and your family regularly. Excited to see what God will do next!

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