Krista is working hard
Oct26

Krista is working hard

Krista has been working hard keeping a short term team busy working and building. The team is getting pretty tired and they only have another day of work so pray that they can finish strong. I wanted to share with you their latest blog post from the trip and if you are interested, you can read up on more  of the trip’s experience on the extreme blog: extremenazarene.wordpress.com   WALLBUILDING IN QUICHINCHE We are wall builders, and sanctuary painters, shovelers, wheel barrow operators and sandwich makers, tool keepers, floor moppers and candy distributors, pray-ers, share-ers, and friend-makers. We continued our work. The church in Quichinche asked us to build a wall to improve their building’s security and refresh the sanctuary and the outdoor entrance. We filled the church with powerful prayers for individuals and for the entire church, for their growth and for challenges they face, encircling them. Then the circle turned inside out as they prayed for us. How this must have pleased our Father, all these children praying together for His...

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A year in the making
Oct05

A year in the making

For those of you who do not know what I do, I am only two months away from showing you. I have been building a brand new website for Extreme. It has been long and tiring, but we have just entered into the testing phase of the site. This means that almost all of the functionality of the site is there, but there are those little bugs that can be so hard for some to find, and for others they find them after looking at the site for 30 seconds. I am really excited to finally have something tangible, that I can show people what I do here for Extreme Nazarene. Don’t worry about me not having enough to do after we launch. I not only have several other components to the website that I will be working to add on to the website, but I also will be working on building a new iPhone application that our 40/40  church planters will use. Lots of great things are and will be happening. In other news we have our Antofagasta team that was training here in Quito will be leaving this week to do a 30 day intensive training with the Church in Cali, Columbia. (Just for those who don’t know it is the largest Nazarene church with about 14,000 members.) After this training they will be off to Antofagasta, Chili where they will be planting a new church. Krista is also still prepping for her short-term trip that will be her in 10...

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The 4th in Ecuador
Jul06

The 4th in Ecuador

Well yesterday was the 4th of July and just like I am sure most of you celebrated independence day with fireworks and hot dogs so did we. We had a group of about 40 people from Theology professor George Lyons and his wife, Career Nazarene Missionaries, and Spanish students from the seminary. It was a great time of fire, fireworks, hot dogs, potato salad  (without forks), and smores. One of the 40 40 Chilean missionaries showed up after watching his country’s soccer match wearing his country flag and running around showing off Chilean spirit. It was really nice to participate in the independence of our country while being so far away. We hope everyone else back home had a great and safe 4th of July as well. (I got a cold so I didn’t feel up for taking pictures, so I stole the pictures from this post from George Lyons, and several of the 40 4o missionaries that are training here in Quito.) Sparklers and Unpredictable fireworks!  ...

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Eleven things my father taught me
Jun22

Eleven things my father taught me

Happy Fathers day from Ecuador. I hope that all the fathers out their had an especially wonderful Sunday. This post has a few of the things my father taught me growing up. Faith – Faithful Discipline in seeking out God’s will through daily devotion and prayer Sharing  – Sharing God’s love and peace with others. Trust – Trust in God’s plan and his direction even in uncertainty . Grace – Grace to admit when I don’t know. Humility – Humility to accept others opinion and not flaunt status, position, title, or education. Humor  – To laugh at myself and encourage others through laughter. Respect – Giving respect to my elders, and those in position above me. Courage –  To be courageous and different and challenge the status quo. Appetite – To eat everything under the sun regardless of smell or appearance. Technology – To love and utilize technology to its full extent (tech nerd). Love – Love for family and friends Happy Fathers...

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We Found Korean Food
Jun08

We Found Korean Food

Yes that is right, we found real legit Korean food in Quito Ecuador. Krista was starting to get tired of the same old, same old, and just when we were about done with some of Ecuadorian food, God led us to find this awesome Korean restaurant that tastes just like we were back in Korea. Yes, although their is only 1 type of pepper here, Aji, somehow she is able to make her dishes taste just like they do in Korea. It is when we find places like the Korean family that runs the restaurant that we thank God for the uniqueness of each and every person he has put on this planet. The vast differences in this world keep  things interesting and remind us of God’s enormous imagination. He has such great plans for each of his unique children, like move a Korean family to Ecuador for a job opportunity and set up a Korean restaurant to bless the people of Quito, and especially two young missionaries from the States that really love Korean food! Although they might think we are blessing them by buying Korean food, they are really blessing us. Sometimes I think we can be a blessing to others with just  how different we are, and what those differences bring to the table. Thank you God for making each of us...

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