Once again we write this report from Santo Domingo, Ecuador, where we are temporarily working until we finally move to the Galapagos Islands. Our desire is to be able to start the new work later in October. Even though we made plans to start the work earlier this year, we know God has kept us here still, preparing us for the future. During this two past months, we have been making many trips to different cities that were affected by the earthquake on April 16. On these trips I have been privileged to share the Gospel with hundreds of people with other preachers and provide food, clothes, and water to the most in need. In the cities of Esmeraldas, Pedernales, and Bahia, we helped churches, pastors, and church members, bringing them courage, going out soul winning, etc.
In the month of June, there were two different medical groups that came to Ecuador from the States to provide medicine, vitamins, reading glasses, but most importantly, to share the good news of the Gospel! One group came to Quito with Missionary Danny Richardson. He needed help with Spanish translators, so I went to help. The other group came to Santo Domingo, so I was able to help as the guide and Spanish translator. We took this group to nursing homes, worked with handicap people, took them to the earthquake zone to help in the Pedernales church, etc. We thank God for the group of students from Pensacola Christian College, as well as the Medical Missions Outreach group.
In addition to all these different activities, I oversaw the church that my dad pastors and the church in Santo Domingo as well while Pastor Loyola was out preaching other conferences. It has been quite of busy couple of months, preaching a funeral, recording sermons for the local television station, etc. We thank God for having us here!
We are planning on making a trip to the Islands once again in July. On this trip we are looking for property to rent and to apply for our residency in the Islands. Please pray for Pastor Loyola. Pray that the Lord would open doors for us on this trip.