Wednesday – Friday
Our Red Door Church team has been so excited to see the work that God is doing through La Fuente Church. We have been encouraged to get to know the leadership team of this small church plant and to see their wisdom and passion for spreading the gospel to those here in Quito. This trip has already been mutually edifying! For our group, we sense a strong partnership in the gospel with this church family (Philippians 1:3-6). We praise God that this inclines our hearts to be fervent in prayer even more for their mission field.
We went to a public hospital in Quito, where people wait for an average of two months to be seen by a doctor. Through the faithfulness of La Fuente, we got to see that God has been producing fruit in people’s lives by the simple act of passing out sandwiches and juice in the name of Jesus. Our team was able to intercede in prayer for some families, despite the language difference, and point them to coming to the La Fuente gathering on Sunday. God has given La Fuente favor among the management of the hospital, as well as with the staff, volunteers, and general public. Some of the families that have been served through this ministry have been saved by faith in Jesus Christ and are now part of the La Fuente family. God is merciful, so cool!
For the past few days, we have been at the training center in Lasso. Steve and Sandi have shared their vision that this central base will be a self-sustainable farm to host leaders and pastors from all over Ecuador and South America. It is a gorgeous 3-acre lot surrounded by Mt. Cotopaxi and Mt. Chimborazo (which is the furthest point from the center of the Earth). It quite possibly has the most beautiful mountain views on the face of the Earth, second only to that of Western Washington. The men on our team have been doing some tough physical labor alongside two Lasso local brothers in Christ, Edwin and Edgar. All together, we have put a fine coat of paint on the main building and cleared out the crops from the green house. This is also the place where the men on our team invented wally-ball, which is sure to be a break out sport world-wide.
We have made time to enjoy the Ecuadorian volleyball and soccer fields. Team Red-cuador has some star players that will be going up against some local Ecuadorians in a friendly soccer game this Saturday. Over all, our team has had some good down time and lots of encouragement through fellowship.
There are many people we miss and are praying for back in the States. Mostly, we are so glad that God has started a good work in College Area and He is using all of us at Red Door to serve together. Lindsey- ya boy JC misses his boo.
Love, LOVE, love you guys,
Sean, Misty, Amos, Josh, Erin, Jake, Dustin, Chad, Tommy, Tim, Jacob, Joanna, Siraya, Vanessa and Angela.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6