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

Sent to Ecuador

A blog by Erin Shead

Transportation Strike Ecuador 2019

This intersection is a couple of blocks from my house. It is usually teeming with commuters transferring between city and rural buses. It's creepy to see it so empty. People freak out when they perceive a threat. Hiking gas prices 30-100% overnight is a significant...

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Awesome Gatherings, Awesome Tasks

Last year, on the last weekend in August, the ICI (Iglesias de Cristo Iberoamericanas - Iberoamerican Christian Churches) of Ecuador held our first ever Night of Vision. It was like a faith rally where over 200 people from all six Ecuadorian churches came together for...

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Beautiful Things

Oh my! I just realized I never got this posted! It's a year old, but I really, really want to share these beautiful things with you! So, I'm going to go ahead and post it with updated information. Blessing families with homes We continue to build houses in San...

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Ecuador

Mothers are special. This is a universal truth. I think it is also universal for kids to make them crafts to show them how special they are on Mother's Day. Here are some photos from our Ecuador churches showing a variety of the festivities from this past weekend....

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Humility is Bold

I had a startling realization on Sunday. Pastor José preached on the healing of the leper. He highlighted the humility of the leper evident in his need to be healed. And yet he was bold to approach Jesus and say, “If you want to heal me, I know you can”. That broke my...

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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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