Hello to all of our SCC family! Happy Thanksgiving from everyone down in Ecuador ! We hope the Lord gives you, and those you love, grace and peace during the coming holiday season.
Our Ecuador missions team has fallen in love with the people of Ecuador, who are so loving and thankful to God for providing each days basic needs. We are thankful for our partners in Christ here in Ecuador: Carlos/Jeanette Guererro – Luis/Karen/ and Arturo/Gilda are the greatest example of everyday Christians becoming the hands and feet of the church and embodying the scriptural premise that each of us is a pastor to those who are in need by leading with Christ’s love and confess his name to all. Each of us has been blessed by their hard work and are proud of our partnership with them.
In the last two days, we have been in the homes of local families to listen to their testimonies of how the Lord has turned their lives around, provided for each necessity, and been faithful to them in their needs. We have visited burgeoning home groups, the elderly, orphans, and wives whose husbands are not at home due to work or immigration problems. Each of us has seen that their hurts, concerns, and hang ups are exactly the same ones that we find in those who walk in our doors at SCC…hurting marriages, fear for what the world will do their children, where their next meal is coming from, physical ailments that they cannot afford to treat……all just like America when you strip away the false veneers we are taught to put up.
Our Thanksgiving is to sing before the Lord his praises and thank him for these people he loves and for the four people who have given their lives to Christ this week….
We pray for God’s favor on his Church at SCC and wish that each of you will be the hands and feet of Christ this coming week.
Thanksgiving Day, and what a day to be thankful for the spirit of God moving through our group! The morning was spent going door to door and praying for people we met. One couple with three children was selling everything that had to pay for the treatment of a brain parasite that the father had acquired by eating pork. The group took up a love offering and gave he family enough for the 1st two treatments. What an act of faith, and real life example of God’s faith in using us to be his hands and feet.
The afternoon was filled with our women and girls following Jesus example and washing the feet/manicuring for the local women of San Jose…church goers or not; while the men had a soccer game at the local high school.
The best part though, was we got to Baptize a member of our group, Matthew Nicholas Kollman is now a joyful member of the family of God through Jesus Christ!!
Ecuador #4 Team Leader