It is that time of year to begin thinking about our Ecuador partnership and considering whether God might be leading you to participate with our 2012 Ecuador Mission team. Ecuador is our oldest and most established missions partnership. Steve and Carol Thompson have been (more…)
I has been a supreme joy to me to be able to work through the first 18 verses of Matthew 6 over the past several Sunday mornings. Giving emphasis again to prayer has been especially significant, because I believe this is an area where our church family has great potential to deepen and grow. And if we add the discipline of fasting to our prayer lives, I know God will draw us deeper still.
As I said on Sunday morning, the reward for fasting and prayer is personal conformity to God’s will and person, a clearer picture of His splendor, and a stronger confidence (more…)
Once our mission team was on the ground in Ecuador, they learned that some serious political changes had taken place during the last year. In 2008, Ecuador adopted a new constitution (which happens there about every 8.5 years). This new constitution is much more socialistic than the previous one. For all practical purposes, it puts in place a soft dictatorship under Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. The majority of seats in the new government (more…)