This week, we were happy to spend time with several dear friends visiting special places along with Carla, Sharon's sister.

What a happy occasion on Saturday, 19th, as we congratulated 7 new graduates of the Baptist Bible Institute of Quito, established back in 1987!  The unique characteristic of this graduating class is that all seven are already in ministry.  Three of the four men are pastoring churches. The fourth young man is on the full time staff of our first church.  All three ladies are pastors' wives. 

As part of the ceremony, each gave a clear testimony of God working in their lives! 

On Sunday, the 20th, we were happy to worship with and speak to the Sweet Refuge Bible Baptist Church in Santa Rita.  After some church trouble, they are encouraged with a renewed spirit and are committed to continue fulfilling the Great Commission.

What a blessing to be here in Quito!