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  • Ecuador - Coming Together for Christ What could seven strangers from different countries and backgrounds who met for the first time in line for customs in Ecuador possibly do for God in a week? The better ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 12:39 AM by Julie Lawson
  • Ecuador: The Food We ate so well in Ecuador, the food really needs its own blog entry. Most of our meals were prepared for us by Isabel but some were prepared by the ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 10:27 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 10 Ecuador - Sunday June 15, 2014 On our last day in Ecuador, we decided to take a bus tour of the capital city of Quito to maximize our sight seeing. We were able to get off ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 9:41 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 9 Ecuador - Saturday June 14, 2014 Today we had to say goodbye to our Otavalo home. Marilyn and Glenn were such amazing hosts! And Isabel kept us caffeinated and well fed! Everyone was so great to ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 8:31 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 8 Ecuador - Friday June 13, 2014 Today we worked on completing our presentation. In the evening, we went out to Pijal, where many from the congregation had gathered to find out what our proposed plan for ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 11:19 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 7 Ecuador - Thursday June 12, 2014 Today was the big push. We had a lot of work to do and not a lot of time to get it done in. So most of the day consisted ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 6:57 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 6 Ecuador - Wednesday June 11, 2014 Today the architects needed to meet with the Pijal church again to make some decisions. We learned after our initial plan that a soccer field was desired in our proposed ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 1:01 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 5 Ecuador - Tuesday June 10, 2014 With the survey complete, today Luke downloaded the survey data and we prepared a base drawing for the team to use. Luke and I set up shop in Glenn's ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 12:54 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 4 Ecuador - Monday June 9, 2014 Today it was time to get to work! We went back to the Pijal church and did some site work. Luke and I did a site survey, Kevin performed a ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 8:41 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 3 Ecuador - Sunday June 8, 2014 We started the day with worship at the church we are serving in Pijal. It was a beautiful 2 hour service with abundant music. Some was in Spanish and some ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 8:58 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 2 Ecuador - Saturday June 7, 2014 - Pijal We traveled about 30 minutes from Otavalo to the small village of Pijal, where the church we are serving is located. We traveled up a winding and eroded dirt road ...
    Posted May 31, 2015, 6:15 AM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 2 Ecuador - Saturday June 7, 2014 - The Market We spent our first morning in Ecuador exploring the market. The Otavalo Market is set up every day in the town's square, but on Saturdays it extends down side ...
    Posted May 17, 2015, 3:45 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Ecuador Accommodations We were welcomed as family into the home of Marilyn and Glenn, volunteers for FEDICE who are from Texas. They are an amazing couple. They came to Ecuador to volunteer ...
    Posted May 12, 2015, 8:04 AM by Julie Lawson
  • Day 1 Ecuador - Friday June 6, 2014 I was blessed with a loving send off crew as I left Cleveland for Atlanta. Thank you Becky Zatezalo and Keith!I safely arrived in Atlanta and met team member ...
    Posted May 12, 2015, 6:55 AM by Julie Lawson
  • Team Devotions I received my new Bible today!  I want to take a Spanish-English Bible on my trip so that I can have the possibility of relating God's word to ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2014, 2:41 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Daring Greatly I just finished reading "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by Brené Brown. It was a great book (check ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2014, 1:28 PM by Julie Lawson
  • That's the ticket I received my official itinerary today! I'm pretty excited about the flight times - I'll be able to see the girls off for their last day of school, have ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 5:07 PM by Julie Lawson
  • Asking for Help Asking for help is a difficult thing for most of us. We live in a culture where self-sufficiency is valued and needing others is seen as a sign of ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 10:27 PM by Julie Lawson
  • The beginning of the journey I was first introduced to Engineering Ministries International (EMI) in 1999 when a good friend of mine in college, Holly, graduated and sacrificed a paying job in Civil Engineering to ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2014, 11:57 PM by Julie Lawson
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