Our Trip to Tena
Mar21

Our Trip to Tena

A few weekends ago we had the opportunity to get away and relax a little in the jungles of Ecuador. It was a wonderful weekend and it really was needed to take a break from the day to day. For the most part things are normal with myself working on translating the website and starting to build a mobile application for the 40/40 missionaries. Krista has been keeping busy managing the day to day of the office and apartment building that we are using for training. She also has taught a few of the training sessions for the 40/40 missionaries (time management, and health so far). For prayer we can always use it for our ministry here and for continued motivation and encouragement, but more specifically for Krista. For the second time now in the last year she has had some neck problems.   The doctor as of yet does not think it is a big deal, but it has been something that has been on our minds. So would love to have further prayer for her health and that the doctor will have clear direction in how to move forward.   Check out a short video of our trip...

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Happy Valentines Day
Feb14

Happy Valentines Day

Today is St. Valentine’s Day and here just like in the states the streets are full of flowers and goodie baskets, the only thing different is that for $5 you can get a lovely bouquet of roses and in the States I am sure it is a little more pricey. Usually you can get a dozen roses for $1-$2, but as all good entrepreneurs know today is all about supply and demand. A little update on what I am doing. I have finished the main components of the website, and am currently finishing up translating it into Spanish and doing a few little fixes. The next thing that I am doing is building a special phone application. This application will be designed for our church planters to help collect contact information and help identify what groups need more assistance as they grow. In Krista’s world she has been really busy making sure Extreme’s new building we are renting is working out well for the 40/40 missionaries that are living there while they are training. This Saturday February 20th, Krista will spear head a medical clinic at our church with two Cuban doctors. The clinic will be housed inside of the church and will be completely free. Please pray for the church as we hope to bring in many new people to the...

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2016 the Year of Multiplication
Jan25

2016 the Year of Multiplication

This morning we jumped on a bus headed to Ibarra, the location of one of our church plants and also the location where many of the Leaders of Extreme where just finishing up a week of vision casting and planning for the next year. We went to a district service that included about 10 churches in the district. The theme for the district meeting was making 2016 the year of multiplication and the General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Jerry Porter was able to be there and give the message. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the senior pastor at the Ibarra church that was planted less than two years ago, who is now the head of the district fire up the members of the different churches about changing their cities. The message was focused around the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well and how the faith of that one woman saved the whole city. After the service we had the opportunity to take all the leaders from Extreme back to Quito and tour the completed office and new apartments that will be used for training new missionaries before they go on to their service cities. Krista worked very hard this whole week working with many different people to get things moved in and set up to be prepared for the first missionaries whom will be here Thursday. (We forgot to take pictures of the new apartments and office, so we will post that soon).   Thanks for your continued prayers and...

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A year of work and a visit to Ambato
Dec06

A year of work and a visit to Ambato

Friday was the day of the website launch and it feels good to show off some of what I have been doing for the last year. I would love to hear what you think of the new site. You can visit it here: www.extremenazarene.org In other news, two weekends ago Krista and I had the opportunity to visit one of Extreme’s past church plants in Ambato, Ecuador.  We helped host an all day soccer tournament, where the gospel message was presented along with some children’s activities.  Afterwards, a few of Extreme’s leadership spoke to leaders in the church about discipleship and evangelism. The church has been struggling since the departure of its 40/40 church planters  and it was a good time to come along side their leaders and encourage them. Nikol using the Jesus cube for an illustration for the kids. Nikol, a past 40/40 talking with kids about God. Children’s activities Ariel, a past 40/40 here at this church who is now a mobilizer preaching on Sunday. Brian giving a little message. A skit illustrating Jesus’s sacrifice for us. The leaders of the Ambato Church Krista getting ready for a game Krista bringing her A...

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Move In Day
Nov16

Move In Day

A few months ago Brian Tibbs, or CEO found a apartment building that we could rent as an organization. This would allow us to house teams that are in Quito while they are training, and our office, all while reducing costs. The new office location will be closer to the seminary providing Krista and a couple other team members that visit the seminary frequently easier access, along with building better relationships with our new teams in training who will be living in the same building as our office. We are really excited to be in a new area and continuing to build a great launching point for all of the future church planting teams that come through Quito. Next year alone we will have three different church planting teams training here in Quito. Pray for us as we continue to set up the apartments and plan for the future teams that will come and train here. Also I personally need prayer has I am entering into the last week or so of testing for the new website and that everything will launch smoothly. On a side note, if anyone wants to test out and give feedback on the new website before it launches, shoot me an email, and I would love to hear your...

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