Saturday, June 2, 2012


                                                RETIRING MISSIONARIES

On Friday, Sue and I wandered below the clouds to the El Maiz restaurant for our Friday lunch date together.   Immediately, we encountered two lively, lovely, lady retired missionaries from Midland Texas.  Judith and Kay had their first assignment in Quito twenty years ago. Then their ministry took them to India, Indonesia and finally returned to Texas to care for aging family members.

They plan to move to Cuenca in September, so we all enjoyed sharing our pilgrimages and ideas.  We introduced them to “South of Zero” and our eBook,  Thriving in Ecuador. 

Judith, left - Kay, right

On Saturday, they joined us for a snack at our home.  They had many questions about Cuenca real estate and culture.

Meeting them was a fresh reminder of the challenges in moving to Ecuador. Thanks to the many bloggers who generously share their experiences and lessons for the newcomers.

What a joy to have a divine encounter during our slow date day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

                                BIBLE STUDY

As a young Christian 35 years ago, I felt led to read the entire Bible in a year.
       I did not want to miss anything!   ( Start with the New Testiment).
I was intrigued and captured by the clear statement in Hebrews, chapter 11:
  " ...he who comes to the Lord, must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of
      those who diligently seek Him."

The Bible is the best selling book in history, yet remains a mystery. Sold, rarely read.
              Yet, it remains God's love letter to us.   Not religion, but relationship!
As Jesus said in John 6: "...the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life."

We have enjoyed rich fellowship during the last year as we studied Paul's letters to the
Ephesians, Galations, John's first epistle and Hebrews. We also have monthly meals or outings, when we are all in town.

Come join us on Wednesdays at 2pm, as we hear not only the words, but also the music of life!
                         Gary & Sue