Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Shawarming" up to the people in Cumbaya

 We enjoy trying new things in our culture. When we see a new restaurant open up in Cumbaya, we are anxious to see what it will serve. Recently there have been several "SHAWARMA" restaurants open up! Shawarma is traditional Turkish food in a sandwich wrap which is filled with meat which has been roasted on a spit. It is served with a creamy garlic yogurt sauce and a very spicy sauce. There is a very nice little Shawarma shop that is the middle of downtown Cumbaya; it was the first one we tried and it quickly hit the our top of our families favorite list.

We have made friends with the owner and the staff. They have photos of famous Ecuadorian soccer players from the most popular national team in Ecuador eating in the restaurant. The day we took this picture with the owner, we told him now we feel famous because we have a picture with him like the LIGA team members do. Please pray for him as we seek to reach him with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Teamates on the Way!
September brought us some special guests; Laura Fouser and Lynell Smith came to Ecuador for the very first time.  These two women are veteran missionaries with ABWE.  It was a special time together as they saw our vision for the Tumbaco Valley.  They called us on October 20th to share that the Lord has led them to join ABWE TEAM ECUADOR. We are praising the Lord for these new teammates.  We are in the process of getting all the paperwork needed for their visas.  They desire to be here early in 2011.  God is so good! They will be a great asset to our team.  Laura and Lynell are gifted in evangelism and discipleship and training others to do the same, and they are anxious to get to work here in Cumbaya.  Please pray for them as they transition to our ministry.