May 08, 2017
Global Serve Volunteer Ron Boeve worked hard for three weeks in Quito Ecuador at the Work and Witness shop welding a portable chapel. Two Venezuela seminary students, Genesis and William Rivero, helped to bend all the sheet metal to make the job go faster. Four years ago when Ron came, he made the machine that Genesis and William used.
We appreciate Ron's dedication and sacrifice to come and serve. In Feb of this year he worked in Argentina. Thank you Ron, for your hard work.
The chapel will be placed somewhere where there is a new church plant. This will provide a place for them to meet.
Venezuela seminary student William Rivero also helped with all the painting of the chapels.
April 25, 2017
The Montrose, Colorado Work and Witness team worked hard with their Quichua brothers and sisters to build a church in San Pedro de Tunchi, outside of Riobamba, Ecuador on the Sierra Centro District.
The church people have outgrown the portable chapel that was set up 4 years ago by the MNU Work and Witness team who had to pull up cabbage plants to make a place to install the chapel up.
The San Pedro area is a farming community that has large green houses full of many kinds of plants.
The team was made up of families, some of 3 generations, and home school students who worked just as hard as the adults.
God had a plan for the two groups to work together as the church was made up of families also. Hermana Rosita who was called Mamma Rosita, and her husband Domingo, have 7 adult children who worked with the team as well as other church people. Mama Rosita donated the property for the church and wanted to make sure that she had a copy of the video the team made because she said, "How will the children that come to the church later know how the church was built."
Kevin Paredes, 20 year old son of DS Mario Paredes, worked with the team while he was on vacation from school and shared that one of the church people said the team built in two weeks what it would have taken them 2 months or more to build.
The team was touched by how appreciative the San Pedro Church people were by giving them meals everyday and gifts at the closing service.
They also had the joy of knowing that they helped the church people build a place to have their first Easter Service to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus!
April 17, 2017
Hace un año las costa de Ecuador fue sacudido por un terremoto de 7,8 y hoy sobreviven los efectos de las inundaciones. Haga clic en el video para ver en el español para ver los daños de la lluvia
A year ago the coast of Ecuador was shaken by a 7.8 earthquake and today they are surviving the effects of flooding. Please click on the video to watch in English to see the damage of the rain.
Please join us in praying for many areas of the coast of Ecuador and Peru that are flooded even as the rain continues. Some experts are saying the rain will continue for another week. Many have already lost their homes, their possessions, and their crops and are living in temporary shelters.
The Church of the Nazarene is responding in both countries. Many Ecuadorians lost everything but their lives nearly a year ago in the terrible 7.8 earthquake. Many are still living in plastic temporary shelters that do not withstand the rain and floods. The situation is serious and complicated.
If you would like to make a donation for the flood victims you will find a donate button below to click on and make your donation.
Donation for Earthquake and Flood