Erin’s Blog: Missionary to Ecuador | Downey First Christian Church

Sent to Ecuador

A blog by Erin Shead

Don’t Be a Sad Elephant

I'm not sure if you know this about me: I am an introvert. This doesn't mean I don't like people. It means that I need alone time to recharge after being with people. I don't get really excited about parties, but I do like to catch up with my friends. I once heard an...

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Tarzan Inspires Me

I recently watched the Legend of Tarzan and had my breath taken away. I could try to describe the sweeping landscapes, the themes of man vs. nature and man vs. man, or the action and acting. However, that wasn’t what got to me. It goes like this: There’s a bad guy....

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Sometimes…

Sometimes, I let too much time go by between updates. Sometimes, I can't connect my computer to the Internet and I have to rely solely on my cell phone (ok, this actually is most of the time). Sometimes, the "on" button on my cell phone quits without notice and leaves...

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So Many Changes

I've been having technology issues and little time to resolve them.  My phone went berserk after overheating while charging. I had to reset to factory settings and lost all my saved data. I'm still working on recovering full functionality. For example, the screen...

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Samborondon Inauguration

Ecuador The Iglesia de Cristo Iberoamericana Samborondon no longer meets in the Centinela school yard!  We have our official meeting place and it is lovely! We had a special evening service to inaugurate the new house of prayer.  As my dad is always quick to point...

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Mom and Dad’s Ecuadorian Experience

Greetings from rainy Ecuador!  In the first month of 2017 we met our annual rainfall and it keeps raining. I have a guest author for this post. My mom shares about my folks visit. For several months we, Erin’s parents, had planned and prepared to visit our daughter...

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An Ecuadorian Christmas

Blessing upon Blessing December was an awesome month.  The first Sunday, our church service was blessed with the presence of Sister Aracely.  Over a year ago, she was diagnosed with cancer when they did a biopsy on a grapefruit-sized tumor on her neck.  She’s not been...

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Visa and Parents and Wedding

Visa Greetings from Samborondon, Ecuador! I am so thrilled to finally be able say that! I spent over two months working on one thing after another trying to get the proper documentation to return to Ecuador. Over and over I was told, "We aren't rejecting your visa...

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