Monday, January 27, 2014

Amazing Things God Allows Us To Be Involved With

So here is one of the most amazing things about what we get to do.  This summer while we were in Ghana this guy showed up for some medical attention to his foot.
Yes, it is bad and really this picture doesn't do it justice.  It was amazingly horrible.  A nurse, Sheila Leech cleaned  it out best she could but really there wasn't much more that our doctors could do for him.  He needed to go to the hospital.  The Ghanian missionaries who were with us through TheoVision went to visit with him that afternoon to see how they could help.  That was all we knew until...

This story came out.  Read the "rest of the story" and see how God works.  We were just so honored to have been there in the beginning to see first hand how God is able to do amazing and wonderful things through ordinary situation.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Returning to Ecuador

Well, after a month working in Ghana Africa and 5 months in the US it is now time for us to return to service.   We will be returning to Shell, but with the hospital closed, we will be working in different ministries.  Joe will be working with Community Development on medical outreaches.   Tracy will continue to homeschool both children.  We are still seeking God's will for our future, but have made a 6 month commitment to Community Development in Shell.  Please pray for us as we seek God's will for our future.  
We are hoping to have all of our visa documents by Monday and hopefully visas by Tuesday and then returning to Ecuador by the first week of February.  We have had a wonderful time in the states reconnecting with friends and family and watching the children learn more about American culture and the glories of the "land of good and plenty."  
Please pray for our trip back to Ecuador and for our family as we readjust to a different life in the same place.  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

HCJB Global is now Reach Beyond

As many of you have already heard HCJB Global has changed its name to Reach Beyond.  Below is a video from our president, Wayne Pederson explaining the change and our future as a mission.