In July of 2019, I will be among a group of several others that are heading back to Ecuador to share the Gospel and to serve the physical needs of the people who the Lord will bring us too. When I went to Ecuador in 2017, I experienced immense spiritual growth and although the Ecuadorians expressed such thankfulness for our service to them, it is us, the ones who went, that undoubtedly got more from the experience than we could've ever given. Going and seeking disciples for the Lord by spreading his Word is His direct challenge to all of us in Matthew 28:16 and it is this directive that we strive to fulfill.
In Ecuador, witchcraft, witch doctors and other occult influences are common. Other hurdles that impede on our ability to serve the Lord well always arise. Because of these reasons, among many others, it is essential that fervent prayer from all who read this are lifted up to the Lord. The Lord DOES listen to prayers and we truly covet your prayer support above all else. We believe it directly impacts the success of the trip and the magnitude of what can be accomplished through us for God's kingdom.
When contemplating the most appropriate approach to financially supporting the trip, I thought I might do as I have in the past on other trips and pay the whole cost myself, but then the Lord used some brothers in Christ to convict me. God made it apparent to me that we need you all to partner with us to support the trip. He has shown us that so many of you desire to prayerfully and financially support the mission that it is almost selfish to not offer you the opportunity to do so. With this so obvious to me now, I humbly extend an invitation to you all to send me and the rest of the team back to Ecuador with your steadfast prayer and financial support.
Thank you and blessings to you all!