Friday Photos And An Immigration Update

We live in a very photogenic country!  In the busyness of missionary life we sometimes forget to share the photos that we have taken. Today we would like to share a fun time Elias, Ezequiel, Esperanza, Tim, and Timothy enjoyed on Mt. Pichincha.


Ezequiel taking in the view of Quito.


Tim and Esperanza taking a moment to pray over the city we love.


Enjoying some horseback riding on top of the volcano. 

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Above the tree line 

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A good rest and a great view.


overlooking the Quito valley 


little legs and long walks equal good naps 


Happy to explore so close to heaven


Are selfies allowed?


The view is as breathtaking as is the altitude

We love living here for many reasons. We of course love the views and the experiences but more than anything we love the people!


Ezequiel and Timothy recently had the opportunity to take a road trip with eight members of Pastor Carlos’ family!


We even stopped to play in the rare snow along the way!

We love ministering along side of our Ecuadorian Brothers and Sisters. It is not simply a job, or a calling, it is a pure joy! Many of you know that this joy does not preclude some amount of frustration. Our most recent frustration has to do with some paperwork which is required for our residency. We have asked our social media friends to pray about the situation. We were hoping to give a positive update on our prayer request in this post…but we can’t. The good news is that we also can’t give a negative update. What we can do is ask that you pray that we will have the strength and resources to overcome this mountainous paperwork issue.

It is truly by your prayers that we are able to continue along our mission path.



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