Day 8 – Thanksgiving and farewell

Today was our last day of ministry with the children of Carmen Bajo.  A number of students had the opportunity to share their testimonies of how they came to truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation.  One student preached a sermon from the life of Jonah. A few students spent a portion…

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Day 7 – Roses, El Refugio, and cuy

It’s a little after 9pm as I write this.  Today is International Women’s Day.  Although it may be an international holiday, in Ecuador it is a very big deal.  We learnt that traditionally on Women’s Day, the women are served breakfast in bed and they are encouraged to take the day off. When we arrived at the…

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Day 5 – Singing praises to King Jesus with fellow Ecuadorian believers

We began our morning examining Paul’s philosophy of ministry as recorded in 1 Thessalonians 2.  We observed that Paul was bold (2:2) while still being gentle (2:7).  Paul was motherly (2:7) while also being fatherly (2:11).    Paul never employed words of flattery (2:5) nor did he conduct his gospel ministry as a pretext for greed…

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Day 4 – Shared the Gospel with the youth

Good afternoon, it is 5:30pm as I write this.  We have had a busy day which was coupled with an early start to the day.  We woke up at 6:00am and began our study of 1 Thessalonians at 6:30am.  We observed two themes that emerged from the opening paragraphs of 1 Thessalonians.  First, as Paul imitated Jesus Christ, the Thessalonian…

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Day 3 – Serving children in Carmen Bajo

Our morning began bright and early with a time in the Bible, reading through portions of 1 Thessalonians.  For breakfast, we enjoyed cereal and fruit. We left the hostel after breakfast and went to Carmen Bajo.  Carmen Bajo operates two facilities.  One is a centre which provides meals and activities for children in co-operation with…

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Day 2 – Learning the culture, getting ready to serve

It is 5pm as I write this.  The students are taking a rest after a full day of orientation.  Our day began with breakfast consisting of eggs, toast and fruits.  After breakfast, students read through 1 Thessalonians observing the structure and the substance of this letter. We had a brief orientation from the Youth World staff to…

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Day 1- Safe arrival and settling in Quito Ecuador

 It is 10:30pm, as I write this.  We have arrived safely in Quito Ecuador and have settled into our hostel.   All the female students and teachers are upstairs.  All the male students and teacher are downstairs.  As I type, the students are getting ready to go to bed. We enjoyed smooth transit to Ecuador.  The storm…

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Safe arrival in Panama City

Praise the Lord that our Senior School Missions Team has safely arrived in Panama City, and are now on their way to Quito.  Very thankful that the snow storm did not cause any major delay.  Please continue to keep them in your prayers!

 

Ecuador Missions Supporting events

Two special events were held on February 4th and February 12th to support our Ecuador Missions team.  More than 200 guests participated the events. We were so humbled by the overwhelming help and support from our PCA community, friends and family! Guests received warm welcome by our missions team members upon arrival, while others were busy ushering guests to their…

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