Author Archives: jeffandterri

The longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows

We were so glad our ministry partners Doug & Maureen Hovda were here in Loja and could attend the couples’ meeting at our church on September 21st.  When the couples heard the Hovdas had been happily married and serving the … Continue reading

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Jungle Trip

We hadn’t been to the jungle since our children were small, so we decided to make a trip to Misahuallí to see some monkeys and take a canoe trip on the Napo River before the new school year began.  Traveling … Continue reading

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VBS at Maranatha Alliance Church

We had a great VBS this year with over 85 kids in attendance.  It was wonderful to see so many children we didn’t know come to Vacation Bible School.  This year’s theme was “Jesus Loves Me.”  Teens were also included … Continue reading

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Madrina for a Day

It was a sunny April afternoon at the Conservatory of Music here in Loja.  All the students were in formation to march parade fashion around the campus. Some were in their sports uniforms, and others were dressed formally. The military … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday in Loja, Ecuador

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is the most important celebration of the year for Christians around the world.  The people of Loja, where we live, are very religious.  On Palm Sunday, “the faithful” form processions as … Continue reading

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Pure Life Exposition

So many people have asked us questions about our plant based (vegan, mostly raw) diet that I was encouraged to hold an exposition in our home.  We were amazed that 40 people came out on a Sunday afternoon to learn … Continue reading

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Out With the Old and In With the New

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador is a time when families gather together, make a scarecrow like figure they call the “Old Man”, which represents the year coming to a close, and burn that figure.  Sometimes they make their scarecrow look … Continue reading

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