Posts made in November, 2013

Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Eighteen; George Wuertz

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Eighteen; George Wuertz

Mr. George Wuertz and his family are Christian missionaries in Cuenca, Ecuador, and they are partially supported by Colonial Presbyterian Church. George has a beautiful “growing” family that lives and works with George in Cuenca.  He also has family living here in Kansas City, not to mention that Dale Bain is a close relative.  George was kind enough to assist Agua Viva with the installation at Gompuene this past week. As you may know, George (and his family) helped us in 2012 also with our first installation in Ecuador at Promesa Divina, Colta, Monjas, Chimborazo. George is an amazing guy....

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Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Seventeen

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Seventeen

This is the last blog of our Ecuador 2103 series; the trip home. Let me begin by saying, “we did make it home”. We had a few difficulties along the way, but God was good. You see, we had the “letter”. Before we left for Ecuador, thanks to some good detective work by Dr. (now Brother) Gaugh, Agua Viva insisted that our host provide a letter approving our dental ministry in Ecuador prior to departure. Needless to say, we pretty much wore out that letter before we got home. At the airport, on the way home, most of our team was called one by one, and two by two, into security to “fully explain”...

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Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Sixteen

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Sixteen

Our last day in Ecuador, with two days of travel ahead of us, we were able to take a getaway to go shopping in Riobamba. This was a lot of fun and it was extremely interesting. Whole pigs (not chestnuts) roasting on an open fire and hundreds of indigenous Quechue citizens their living selling their wares. Most of the textiles were hand made from Alpaca, Llama, and Sheep Wool. After market, on that beautiful sunny day, our Bus Driver, Byron, introduced us to his family in Guano and then… more shopping. Eventually, we arrived in Quito after a long four hour bus drive. By mid-afternoon, we...

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Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Fifteen; Raquel Poz Diaz

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Fifteen; Raquel Poz Diaz

Maybe I should take a few moments to tell you about Raquel Poz Diaz.                     Raquel is the granddaughter of Don Pablo. Don Pablo was a “Oak of Righteousness” in Cantel, Guatemala. Through constant prayer and raw perseverance, he laid the foundation for Colegio Mark in Cantel, Guatemala, serving the indigenous Quiche community with Christian alternative education. Raquel is the daughter of Jacinto Poz Pom who continues the work of his father and is presently the principal of the school. Raquel is now in dental school and I believe...

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Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Fourteen, Maritza Yanez

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises; Blog Fourteen, Maritza Yanez

Many of you may not know Maritza Yanez Navarrete. A few years ago, while travelling on business, I gave up my seat to a young newlywed couple so they could sit together. There was only one seat left on the airplane… a middle seat. I sat down next to a nice lady that I guessed must be from Guatemala. In less than five minutes, this nice lady, Maritza Yanez, explained that she was actually from Ecuador, and by the way, “is there any way you could come to Ecuador to help our poor people? And, oh, by the way, I do water purification research at Kansas University.” This was the beginning of...

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