We have big news!
Often, changes happen quickly on this missionary adventure and this is one of those times. God has miraculously opened doors and brought things together for us to return to Ecuador in just 10 days!
#1 – Tamitha’s health issues are under control and medication is accessible.
Many of you know that 2 years ago I (Tamitha) was diagnosed with a genetic immune deficiency. Fortunately, I have found a great treatment plan that has made me so much healthier! We praise God for that. Part of that treatment includes weekly infusions of plasma products. I had to weed through a lot of red tape, but I was finally approved to receive 3 months supply at one time. This will allow us to return to Ecuador and arrange the transportation of the medication quarterly.
#2 – Bobby finished his PhD Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary
Earlier this year, Bobby successfully completed the requirements to receive a PhD in Intercultural Studies. His dissertation, studying the impact of Christianity on the Quichua people of Ecuador, was passed “with distinction.” This was a great way to celebrate many long years of hard work.
#3 – Bobby has a new position at the seminary in Quito (SEMISUD)
A few weeks ago, Bobby was given the opportunity to expand his role at SEMISUD, becoming the director of the research department and the new PhD in Theology program. This is exciting because it is the only PhD in Theology program offered in Latin America. This provides the amazing opportunity to train and equip the future seminary presidents, Bible school directors and professors for both the Church of God and many other Christian Fatih organizations.
Of course, our work with the at-risk children of Project M:25 will continue. We will continue to direct the ministry efforts and be supported by our amazing staff and interns.
Please keep us in your prayers as we juggle many logistics in the next few days. Specifically pray that James will continue to be excited and will embrace his Spanish. Even though he’s lived in or visited Ecuador all of his life, he has difficulty finding confidence in speaking it. 🤷🏻♀️ When he was 4, and we went to the US for Christmas, he returned to Ecuador and told everyone that his Spanish was gone. He would open his mouth to show that it wasn’t there and tell everyone that his Spanish went to China. 😂 So, we pray that this transition will be a time for him to drag that Spanish out and make new friends quickly.
We do have one last obstacle to overcome, and that is raising the budget for our personal missionary support fund. If you’d like more information about all of this, or can help us reach our goal, visit the project page.