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Exploring Ecclesiastes

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This semester on campuses throughout Quito, our student leaders have decided to study the book of Ecclesiastes. Now, this is not usually on a person’s “Top 10 Favorite Books of the Bible” list. Upon a quick glance, it is not the most uplifting book… like at all. In fact, it…

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“Why did you say yes?”

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I’m a little sad this morning after saying goodbye to some really cool people. On Saturday I decided to host a backpacker traveling through Quito. Right before he arrived, the traveler I was supposed to host on Monday (today) messaged me he arrived earlier than planned. I decided I could host…

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Mark: The Gospel of Invitation

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It’s a new semester here in Ecuador, so we have been hard at work developing resources so that students, new and old, can get to know and experience the person and love of Jesus in new and profound ways. With that, as a movement, we have decided to study the…

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Live the Aftershock

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When I first visited Ecuador to know the Comunidad de Estudiantes Cristianos del Ecuador (CECE) it was March of 2015 and I was able to join them for their National Camp which, that year, had the theme: ‘Terremoto: Vive la Réplica’ or ‘Earthquake: Live the Aftershock’. It was a great…

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The Beautiful Waste

The Beautiful Waste
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This morning, while completing my devotional, I ended my prayer with a common phrase that I use, “Though I falter, I won’t turn back.” My devotional this morning came from Galatians 2:16,19-21. It shares the apostle Paul’s views on legalism – about how he, as a former Pharisee (or religious…

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Learning to mourn

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What my Latino brothers and sisters taught me about communal mourning. Throughout the month of February I attended a month-long training in Panama for Latin American staff workers. The event was called EFO, or the Encuentro de Formación de Obreros, and happens every couple of years in a different country….

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2016 CECE Fondotón

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What in the world is a ‘fondotón’ you ask? Well, that’s a great question. Search as hard as you want in your Spanish to English dictionary, but the word will not exist. Even the almighty Google is not terribly helpful on the topic. A ‘fondotón’ is our play on words,…

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Christmas 2015

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And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the…

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