Last year, Vox Veniae partnered with Chris and Jenny Hoskins through our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church, to support their missionary work with pastoral care in Ecuador. Below, they share an update on their life and work in Ecuador. If you’d like to learn more about the Hoskins, there are a few resources below.
We’ve now passed the two-month mark of our time back in Ecuador. Some days it feels as if we have lived here forever and other days it is very apparent that we have just recently arrived and are still settling in. Life happens at a very different pace here than in the United States and we are slowly adjusting back, finding our feet and trying to take our cues from our Ecuadorian brothers and sisters.
Our house is starting to feel more and more like home with each passing day. Our couches were finally delivered last week and the internet at the house has been connected. School will begin next week for Breck and Elsa. We are sad to see summer end, but are also ready for the routine and structure that the school year brings to us all.
This past month we were able to take a trip to the coast to visit our colleague, Cheryll Clark and her husband, Moises, who live in Guayaquil. It was great to connect with them in their home city and see and hear about the ministries that they are involved with. From Guayaquil we headed up the coast and spent a couple days unwinding at the beach and then went on to visit other friends and missionary colleagues from Sweden. We loved seeing more of the country and the kids especially relished the days with just beach to run instead of errands to run.
As is true in the United States, ministry will ramp up for us this fall as well as the rest of the church here. We covet your prayers as this season on settling in dwindles down and we discuss with IPEE the ministry roles that we will step into. The timing of our move has seemed perfect in many ways and we are so grateful for the many ways that we have seen God’s provision.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership in ministry. Our family has felt it during this time of transition. We continue to thank God daily for the wonderful community that has been placed around us.
Chris, Jenny, Breck and Elsa
[Photo by Brad McMurray @ Flickr]