March began with a wonderful visit from our long-time, close friends, David and Gwyn Groh. We enjoyed time together as couples, with the Primero de Mayo Church, and with the Crossworld-Ecuador team! What an encouragement they were to us!
|Visiting with church members Fernando, Zulema and Susan at the jeans store they manage!|
|Straddling the equator!|
|Dave and Glenn on the newly poured roof of the Primero de Mayo church building!|
|Gissela gratefully receives the children's books that Gwyn's sister and her students collected for the Primero de Mayo church ministries!|
|David preached in Primero de Mayo and Glenn translated...and they so enjoyed their time together!|
|This llama SO wanted to be a part of our photo!|
|Warming up together at the Crossworld-Ecuador Conference where David was the main speaker!|
|The Crossworld-Ecuador team with Dave and Gwyn!|
We celebrated two special birthdays with two special young ladies, Diana, pictured here with balloon, and Dayana. Both birthday girls were serenaded by some of our church youth guys...
|and both participated in the birthday tradition that involves taking a bite of their cake quickly before someone can push their face into the cake....|
|Both Diana and here, Dayana, weren't quick enough!|
A wonderful team from Liberty University joined us in the ministry here from March 8-17! What a blessing they were!
|The team opened up opportunities for us in the largest high school in Cayambe! After a 3 hour interactive English lesson, team leader Paul Halsey presents the English teacher with a gift...|
|We connected with 3 English teachers at the school and have an open invitation to return to the school!|
|We toured the rose plantation, Hoja Verde, where several of our teen's parents work...|
|and got to see one of our church members (Tia Lucia) in action at work!|
|It was our joy to host the Liberty team in our home two of the days they were here...and it was an honor to minister alongside Chelsea, a team member who is the daughter of our long-time friends, Lee and Sue Oberg!|
|Approximately 150 students were in attendance and were introduced to Pastor Wilmer, in orange, and were invited to return to the church!|
|Finally, the team furthered the construction of our church building in Primero de Mayo - here Chelsea, Glenn, Paul and Andrea work on the sidewalk!|
At the end of the month Crossworld's Lynford and Sharon Regier, and Gissela Simbana took Glenn and Susie to see and participate in the ministries in the Caluma area (about an 8 hour drive to the south). We visited our association of churches' main campground and 3 churches in 3 days!
|Glenn and Susie shared their testimonies at the La Florida church and here Glenn shares at the Caluma church...|
|At the Estero Lindo Church, Glenn and Lynford encouraged the men as leaders in their church...|
|while Susie joined Gissela and Sharon in training the women and teens in teaching children's Bible lessons.|
|This church SO reminded us of the churches in the Dominican Republic - ceiling fans and all!|