Saturday, July 7, 2007


I enjoy growing orchids, whether wild ones that I have brought home or some of the more exotic hybrid varieties. Here you can see a couple of the wild varieties that I have growing in our yard.

Work Team holds Workshops in our office

Carol Laut and Suzanne Ellis came to Ecuador with a work team from the Derwood, Md Alliance Church. They were able to hold workshops in our office to teach how to teach missions to children, How to share the gospel, how to prepare age appropriate lessons and how to give object lessons from science and nature. Tom Larason spent hours working on our computers to get them working in top condition. Our house was full with nearly 70 people in attendance at the workshops. We are now praying that God will enable us to build two more stories on our office to be able to put in larger conference space.

AwanaGames in Ecuador

June was a busy month.
We were able to participate in or lead two AwanaGames in Ecuador. The first was held in Quito and the second in Imbabura (around Otavalo). Children from several churches came to participate in a friendly competition of 10 of the main Awana games. It was a great opportunity to present the Gospel to the parents as well as the children. You only have to hear the tremendous roar and see the smiles on the faces of the children to know how much fun they had.

Three young people did face and arm painting, placing flowers, caterpillars or balloons in the 5 colors of the Gospel Glove. While they painted the 90 children, they shared the gospel story with them during the Imbabura games.