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

Sent to Ecuador

A blog by Erin Shead

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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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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