Category Archives: Ecuadorian culture

Landmark Moment: Voting in a Foreign Country

I am very proud to be a United States citizen.  I love my country and very much appreciate the blessings and privileges that my citizenship affords me.  Having lived overseas for many years, I am many times moved to tears … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day the Latino Way

At 11:45 pm on Friday night, February 13th, I was just getting to bed, when our doorbell rang!  Jeff went to answer the door as I got dressed.  I heard some music coming from the street, and when I got … 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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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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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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Things I love about Ecuador…

The People There are so many things that I love about Ecuador.  The country is a colorful tapestry of cultures, peoples, and languages that are spread over a diverse geographical area which encompasses the tropical jungles in the amazon, the … Continue reading

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