After our arrival here in Ecuador, three weeks ago, we are finally settled in and Go International is off and running. We have moved into a little 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment that’s just right for our family. We also enrolled Zion in a bilingual preschool and he is LOVING it! The first phase of launching our base here is, Community Integration and Needs Assessment.
During this phase we are strategically establishing relationships with leaders of the community in an effort to assess the needs and see where we can be involved. It’s been awesome to see the doors that have opened in such a short amount of time. From pastor’s to business leaders and even connections with government officials we have made great contacts in the past week.
In addition to the work we will be doing here in Ecuador we also plan to continue our web based initiatives as well. Next week we plan on launching a new campaign called #goinspirations, which will be a weekly inspirational article with accompanying artwork from the many creative artists on Instagram. We are excited about this new artistic campaign. The first featured artist is Justin Kila. Follow him on Instagram @justinkila.
On Tuesday we spent several hours meeting with a pastor of a relatively new church plant. We definitely share the same heart and are excited to see how we can work together. He expressed a desire to help Go International in any way he can and he also invited us to speak next Thursday at a Bible study he leads.
Each week we plan to highlight a little bit of the personal side of our Life in Ecuador. One of our favorite parts of life here so far is the weekly trip to the fruit market. CLICK HERE link to watch a video of Zion’s adventure to the Fruit Stand.
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