Author Archives: jeffandterri

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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Ladies Conference in Loja

What a privilege it has been to get to know many of the pastor’s wives in Loja and to form part of the pastors wives’ association.  November 22-24 the association organized a province-wide ladies conference and the theme was “Women … Continue reading

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Visiting Vilcabamba

The last two weekends we’ve had the privilege of visiting two churches in Vilcabamba, a small town 45 minutes outside Loja.  It is a tiny little town nestled in the Valley of Longevity with perfect weather.  Tourists come from all … Continue reading

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Busy as Bees

Since our last post so much has happened that I don’t know where to start.  We have been busy as bees with a medical caravan, VBS, SIM spiritual life conference in Vilcabamba, a missions conference in Guayaquil, one trip to … Continue reading

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Living in an Urban Cloud Forest

Some of you may be envisioning our life here in Loja Ecuador in terms of sunshine and palm trees, but the truth of the matter is that we Live in a very urban setting filled with busy streets, traffic and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Convenience

You would think that only having one large supermarket in a city of almost 200,000 people would be a problem… but it isn’t.  The city of Loja, Ecuador has hundreds of small shops that sell everything from A to Z … Continue reading

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Raw Pie?

I couldn’t believe how good it was!  This week we shared a meal with some friends.  I made Key Lime Pie for dessert… and ohhh, was it good!  Our friends couldn’t believe it was completely raw and healthy.  It was … Continue reading

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Light Has Come

As I was driving to work one night in November, I heard a song that thrilled me with its harmonies and helped me start the Christmas season off right. The lyrics of the chorus reminded me what an awesome event … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

As we look forward to returning to Ecuador as missionaries with SIM, almost any memory from our time there can transport us in spirit back to those wonderful places we knew and loved.  If you even mention bread, for example, … Continue reading

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Chocolate: The “Drink of the Gods”

The origin of Chocolate dates back 4000 years to the time when the Mayas undertook a massive migration from Central America to the Amazon or Orinoco basin of South America.  While the Mayas may have been familiar with the cacao … Continue reading

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