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

Sent to Ecuador

A blog by Erin Shead

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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Back in Ecuador!

Wow, I have yet to complete a month back in Ecuador and so much has happened already. My first week back was a whirlwind. My luggage didn't arrive with me, but I had left clothing and such behind, so I was able to make do for a couple of days. I arrived early Friday...

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I’m Home…For a Bit

I've come to the end of my term teaching in Ecuador and now I'm home for a couple of months.  I'm quite enjoying catching up with friends and family.  I've met my new niece.  My nephew is now a toddler and has titled me "Tea Urn", as Tía (or Auntie) Erin is still a...

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A Visit to Chile

I trust you all had a wonder-filled Christmas and a fabulous new year! I’m finally back in Ecuador after a visit to Chile over the holidays. You may have seen some of the pictures on Facebook. It was a great time to visit friends who were like family when I was...

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Johanna’s Post

I met Erin by fax. We worked at the same big company in an industrial hub southeast of Los Angeles. Semi-trucks by the thousands passed through the city en route to load their trailers or empty them. Dozens of these trucks came through our facility on a daily basis....

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A Visit From Home

In my last post, I closed out because I was receiving guests from my home church, Downey First Christian Church. A group of four came for nearly 5 days. Stephen, the youth minister, was scheduled to teach at the weekend Biblical leadership institute we hold every...

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More Than a Volunteer

As I write this, I’m watching a play develop by many members of the IberoAmerican Christian Church in Samborondon. The subject: “safe sex isn’t”. There’s no script. The roles have been assigned and reassigned. The writing is fluid as it goes. The plan is to present it...

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Walking the Streets of Samborondon

Since moving to Ecuador, specifically the town of Samborondon, I’ve learned to be a street-walker. Now, I know what’s going through your head. No, I did not move to Ecuador to become a “lady companion”. I mean, quite literally, I walk in the street rather than on...

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