Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leaving On a Jet Plane


This next Tuesday we will be boarding a plane to Quito. This time no one will meet us at the airport, we will be on our own. I remember last year thinking there would be no way on this earth that we would be able to get around Quito by ourselves. Not only are we making it on our own but we are meeting another couple who will be entering Quito for the first time and helping them get settled in.

The Ranch Dressing mix, chili powder, taco seasoning, chocolate chips, Reece’s, and McCormick’s seasonings are packed. I packed clothes that are all one size smaller, hoping I can get into them after a few weeks. The Thrift Store was kind to me. 

There are many things I am going to miss.

 This school year Rebecca’s children will be in the States so we will be in Loja without grandchildren there. I will miss instant internet service, bathtubs, family and friends, trees, trains, thrift stores, tap water, going barefooted,Dr. Pepper and understanding what people are saying to me.

These are things I will not miss.

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We will be preparing for the school year as soon as we get back to Loja. School starts the second week of September. This next year will be a little different than last year as we will have two new teachers with us. The teacher to student ratio is one that any teacher would envy. 

We will be able to spend more time in language study and serving in our church. Terry and I are excited to see what God has in store for us this coming school year. Keep us in prayer this next week.


  1. We can't wait till you get back!!! :) Have a safe trip.

  2. You are awesome and you serve and awesome God. I can't wait to hear how God uses you this school year!