Team Members Share Their Experiences

 

                                                  

                                                                             Dr. Sandy Carden

                                                                         June 30 - July 6, 2013

 

                                               

                                                                                      Lilly Carden

                                                                            June 30 - July 6, 2013

                                           

                                                                               Kathryn Bishop

                                                                         June 30 - July 6, 2013

 

                                                                            Cathy McCormick

                                                                         June 30 - July 6, 2012

                                                                              Phillip Causey

                                                                         June 30 - July 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

                                                                                Dr. William Quayle

                                                                              February 20-26, 2011

 

                                                                   

                                                                                         Mary Weiss

                                                                                February 20-26, 2011

 

                                                          

 

                          "There is nothing but joy to be around the Ecuadorian/Quechean people.

 

    Every American should have the opportunity to see the most gracious, loving, sharing and giving people

   who have very little or nothing materially. What they do have are big hearts and a spirit of hope and love.    This attitude is  expressed everywhere and to all. No one is a stranger, everyone is made to feel welcomed.

 

                           Words can never express the abundance of a truly remarkable people !"

                                                              Phillip Causey                February 20-26, 2011

 

 

                                                               

 

"My experience in Riobamba and its mountainous Andes' communities was truly uplifting.
Working along side of Dr. Bacilio and his family, as well as Dr. Dwight Stevens, was a blessing.

 

It is one thing to read about or discuss charitable work, but to see first hand the love and compassion these men
displayed for a community so in need of medical attention was heart warming and inspiring.  

 

                                         I could see so clearly how far our dollars and medical resources could go,

                           yet Dr. Bacilio and Dr. Stevens have been doing this sort of work for well over a decade.

 

                       It was an absolute treat embracing and being embraced by the Quechuan Indian community.

                  What this community lacks in physical resources, it more than makes up for with its love and faith.

          

 

  Above all, this trip served to reinforce for me that regardless of geography, relative poverty, race or religion,

                     we can all bond in our unified love of G-d and in the knowledge that we are all G-d's children."

                                                                Adam Scheer                       August 2010

 

 

 

        

"We had the opportunity to do some preaching and storytelling to the children.

The children seemed so happy ... though impoverished.

We were blessed beyond expectations just seeing how the children and older folks received the

gifts we brought ....  The church buildings are just a hole in the wall."

Rev. John Genco                    March 2010

 

 

                                               
  
"To whom much is given, much is required.  The Ecuadorians have so little, yet are willing we share what they have.   What joy and laughter we all experienced together with the children.  They were so
grateful and happy, expecting nothing.   We are hoping that the 12 Step Program of Recovery
we introduced will bear much fruit."                 Phillip Causey                    March 2010

 

                                                  
 
                                                                    

" ... but our sufficiency is of God."   2 Corinthians 3:5
I returned from Ecuador, like most who have witnessed the conditions of a 3rd world country,
affected by the profound poverty and base living conditions.  But what affected me most
was the abstract concept of sufficiency in God alone becoming real.

 

It became real in the lives we touched.  Lives seemingly ravaged by poverty had souls full of the Lord,
full of joy, full of thanksgiving.  They showed me how hard it is to love the Lord because of
our abundance.  In their lack, they find their sufficiency in Christ alone.

 

They were grateful for our presence, the medical attention, the gifts for the children ...
the 'cup of water' that we brought in the name of the Lord.

 

I shall always be grateful.  I said 'yes' to join Missions of Mercy on this trip.

 

My prayer is to keep fresh their precious Ecuadorian faces

and aspire to their example of spiritual maturity in Christ alone."

Rose Ann Lovell                            March 2010

 

 

 

                         

 

"The common everyday comforts that we enjoy here in the United States are a luxury to the people of Ecuador.  This trip gave me the conviction to look at myself and my life and how I fall short of God's glory.

 

It showed me how the excesses of my life have separated me from God and how people

with so little material possessions are so much more grateful for what they do have.

 

I would be quite angry if I grew up in a mud hut in a remote village in Ecuador ...

but they are not angry ... they are so pleasant and kind and they are so grateful.

What little they have they were more than willing to share with me.

They are an example of how all Christians should live.

 

The Bible says the meek shall inherit the earth.  I now see why!"

Wesley Causey                            March 2010