Thanks be to God

This has been a week to glorify God and His good work!
Almost six years ago, God led us to sacrificially rechart our "course" in missions. We transitioned from focussing completely on training church planters and pastors to focussing mainly on planting a church as our hub. This meant huge adjustments for where we live (we moved from a beloved rural area to the not-so-pleasant city) to how we operate (Steve would focus on training up church leadership, which meant a change in the way we partnered as a couple to do ministry). "La Fuente" church was launched soon after and for the past five years Steve has poured the majority of his leadership training into the formation of leaders in La Fuente.

La Fuente church plant, Quito, Ecuador

La Fuente church plant, Quito, Ecuador

Thanks be to God! This past Sunday Steve passed the responsibility of Lead Pastor to Juan Moncayo.

Juan, Marissa, and baby Willow at Juan's installation

Juan, Marissa, and baby Willow at Juan's installation


God has given us a new zeal and new energy to go forward with the pastoral training of Ecuadorian pastors, church planters, and leaders as our main focus. God has graciously opened doors and we are ready to walk through them.

At the same time, the volcano Cotopaxi has calmed down and we are able to move back out to our property, Cotopaxi Training Center, and begin hosting the training there.

What a time to celebrate! Thank you for continuing this precious journey with us - please keep praying for God to be glorified in all ways as we follow His lead.

The now calm Cotopaxi

The now calm Cotopaxi

All Photos thanks to Justin K Bean