Spring 2020 Update

Spring 2020 Update These last couple of months sure have been an interesting time in history. In case you haven’t heard, the Coronavirus is here in Ecuador and has been spreading quickly. Our family is a few hours from the areas that have been the most affected, although, where we live, there have been several…

Summer/Fall 2019 Update

Some of our supporters hired a videographer to come down and make a video about our family with the goal in mind of helping us get fully-funded, here it is: We have been in the process of renewing our visas since March.  Chris received his in August since the rest of the family have “dependent”…

Spring 2019 Update

We had the opportunity to be in California on Christmas.  Unfortunately, it was a last-minute trip to say goodbye to our Great Oma (Chris’ grandmother).  She passed away in February, but we are so grateful that God and our family provided for us to be with her one last time and properly say goodbye.  Nearly…

August 2018 Update

We have had a full couple of months this summer.  The children have finished their first year of school here.  Ethan finished first grade, Emilia and the twins were all in pre-school.  The first year we were here we homeschooled Ethan, which was a very positive experience.  However, the children’s Spanish didn’t improve much and…

Back in Ecuador – April 2018 Update

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 We have been back in Ecuador for two months now and are settling back into ‘normal’ life. Our time in the states was so…

November 2017 Update

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  – Hebrews 13:16 The holidays season is here and with that, so is our trip back to the states!  We are crazy excited to be back with all of you, we are literally counting down the days (8…

May 2017 Update

The biggest surprises here in Quito and a ministry update

February 2017 Update

It’s Been a While ¡Hola a todos! Well, we were aiming to post/send an update once a month.  It didn’t take long for us to miss that goal. It’s been an exciting last couple of months since our last update.  We celebrated our first Thanksgiving and Christmas away from family and friends.  Even though both…

November 2016 Update

First trip to Manabi Last month I took my first trip out to the areas affected by the April’s earthquake. It was about a 6 hour drive from Quito.  When we were about 20 km or so from the coast, I started noticing the super wide cracks down the center of the road going for…

Grace, grace and more grace!

It’s been exactly one week since we arrived in Ecuador and boy has it been a journey! I know, people often say that, but it’s been a huge mess (literally, you should have seen the way we left our house in Huntington Beach), a few close calls, lots of extremely last minute, very specific things…

The Final Countdown

It doesn’t seem real that there are only 25 days left until we leave for the GO Conference and then on to Ecuador! The last month has been crazy exciting and encouraging.  The fundraising is almost completely there, only $175 per month away from our goal (updated partner chart here).  It has been pretty amazing to…