Category Archives: Ministry

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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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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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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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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Fountain of Youth or Living Water?

Have you ever felt forgotten, left out? Maybe somebody forgot your birthday or you were the last person picked for a team. Loja is often referred to as the “Forgotten Province” of Ecuador. According to Operation World, only 0.1% of … Continue reading

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