Countless Blessings: Ecuador Mission Trips
by Jason Healy | Ahuano, Ecuador
There are countless ways the Lord has blessed me these past 7 months since I first stepped on the mission field. However, in this article I want to focus on one aspect of life in missions for which I am extremely grateful.
This year in Ecuador we were blessed to have 4 groups come from the States to join us in our ministries and projects. There were so many ways that their presence was a blessing. Each group that came gave us strength and a renewed spirit which called us on to push harder in the mission.
There were some challenges that the groups had to face while on mission here in the jungle. However, no matter what the challenge was they overcame it and nothing during the trip could stop them. It was because of their strong faith and great desire to serve the Lord and His people that they were able to persevere and accomplish so many great things for the Kingdom. We have seen many times on these trips how God rewards those who get out of their comfort zone for Him.
While the short term missionaries were here they had the opportunity to really get to know the people of Ecuador and experience how they live. They were welcomed into the people’s homes and worked hard alongside them in their fields. Even with all of the obstacles of language and culture, our missionary groups always found ways to tear down the barriers and show their love. It was a blessing to see our missionary groups and the people of the villages constantly trying to outdo each other in generosity.
There also were those who have been greatly inspired and encouraged in their faith because of a testimony that was shared by someone in the group. We see so many fruits that have come from having our short term missionaries here. What’s even more encouraging is to know that God uses our “yes” in so many ways, far beyond our level of comprehension and understanding.
These trips have been full of blessings for those who came to serve the Ecuadorian people, and also for all of us currently serving full time in Ecuador. Our prayers and blessings go out to everyone who made the short term trips possible. Thank you!
One last message for all who came to serve this year:
It’s been a blessing to get to know you all and to hear your testimonies of how God has worked in your lives. I want to thank everyone for pouring out their hearts and giving completely of themselves to serve the Lord and His people here in Ecuador. Your firm “yes” to the Lord is what made these trips such a huge success, and I hope that there will be more opportunities to serve with all of you in the future.
By Jason Healy
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