Ecuador – 12016—3

We have only been in Ecuador less than a week and yet it seems like we’ve been here much longer! Ecuador is a beautiful country and full of very nice people. What a blessing it is to be here with this team. After getting settled in at the TMI base, we have a list of projects the missionaries would like to see accomplished during our stay. While we are here, we hope to replace the brick walkways with cement sidewalks because of safety concerns, we will be building a new gate at the main entrance and possibly a gate at the back entrance, we will be finishing a wall on the property that was started several years ago so the chickens can’t escape from their coop, and we will be making two new rooms in the office on the base. There are also about 1000 trees that may be coming in soon that need to be planted on the border of the property. Please pray for our team as they have a lot of work ahead of them and not a lot of time to complete it.
On today (Sunday) we were able to visit a local church in Latacunga. The team shared in several songs (four of them in Spanish) and testimony. It was awesome to see them praise the Lord together! It is also amazing to see how God can use them when they put forth their best effort. After church service the team decided they wanted to try the local fast food restaurant for lunch called Super Pollo Rico. It was very good and very inexpensive as well!
NOTE: Because of internet difficulties, this report did not come through the first time, and was just resent to the office.
Please continue lifting our team in prayer. The cold weather has been quite a shock to some of us, and now we are dealing with several having colds. Thankfully, the team has good attitudes through it all.
Below are testimonies from two of our team members:
“Ecuador is the most beautiful place that I’ve ever been! I really love the closeness of our team and how we grow together at night devos and during the odd jobs and work around the base. My leaders are awesome and they help me grow even when it’s really hard! Pray for us all! I miss you momma!!”   ~Cheyenne Whittier
“We’ve officially been in Ecuador for 4 nights. Things have been going really well. The base is beautiful and the people are super friendly. God has really blessed our team with the opportunity to spend our summer doing worthwhile work. Despite earlier differences, we’ve grown not only closer to each other but in Christ as well. Today we had the chance to give a presentation in a local church. It went really well, and we were welcomed with open arms. The Spanish language is beautiful and I personally am looking forward to learning more of it. Keep our team in your thoughts and prayers! Gracious!” ~Kaelea Hockersmith


  1. Linda Hockersmith

    We are so proud of what you are doing for the missionaries and for the work of the Lord in Ecuador. Be strong and of good courage for the Lord your God is with you.

  2. Hi Jenna! Your dad is so good at getting us updates! It’s wonderful to hear about all the good work you will be doing. I hope you’re not one of those that got a cold. I’m praying for you daily, Jenna! Love, Suzy

  3. Congratulation teens mission Ecuador in Latacunga….is a very nice place

  4. Bobbye S. Evans

    Such a blessing to hear from you and to see what the Lord is already doing through you!! Love and prayers to you all.

  5. Margaret and Gary Light

    So thankful to hear more things that the team in Ecuador are doing. Praying for all on the Ecuador team. Much love to our wonderful Grandaughter Maddi!!

  6. Your in our prayers Ecuador Team. We love and miss you Ed Racke.

  7. Nicole & Terry Giesbrecht

    Thank you for the pictures and the detailed report! Praying for your health and safety. Keep up the great work! Lots of love to you Delaney!!

  8. Hello Team Ecuador! Thanks for the updates and the pictures. It is wonderful to hear that things are going well. By the looks of the pictures, you have had one busy week! I am praying for your health, your projects, your time together as a team, and your personal growth with God. You are a great example of being the hands and feet of Christ!

  9. Great Work Ecuador! Love seeing all the photos and hearing about all the wonderful things happening!

  10. Thanks for the update. The pictures are great. Keep up the good work team Ecuador. May God continue to watch over you and bless your efforts.

  11. The pictures are great. Thanks for the update. Keep up the good work team Ecuador.

  12. Grateful for the encouraging testimonies and photos. Keep up the good work, Team Ecuador members and leaders; you will remain in our prayers! Bethany and Molly, we love you!

  13. Thank you for this update! The pictures are beautiful & they give us a glimpse of what TEAM ECUADOR is doing. I’m sure Annabelle, Allison & Jonathan remember so much from being there last year. We love you!!

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