Dear friends and family,

This summer, Val and I will be participating in a missions trip to Cuenca, Ecuador as part of a team of twelve from our church in Oregon.

While there, we’ll be working alongside some missionary friends that manage a local television station as well as partnering with churches in the area to help wherever they can use our help - Vacation Bible School (VBS), work projects, whatever! We are excited to travel to this beautiful city and to help the local churches share Jesus with their community.

We are asking you to pray specifically for this trip and for us. Any missions trip is going to face opposition and we need all the prayer support we can get.

In particular, we ask you to pray for:

  • The health and safety of our team
  • Safe travel
  • The energy to do all we’ve committed to do
  • Wisdom in planning and preparation
  • Sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit at every turn

God has richly blessed us so we are able to cover our own costs for the trip, but there are others on our team that are still trusting God to provide. We also need to purchase some supplies for the ministry activities (such as crafts and activities for the VBS).

If you feel led to support our team financially, you can go to to give securely through our church website. You can specify that your gift is for the “Cuenca team” in the “Other” line.

Thank you for considering partnering with us in this adventure! It’s a new step for Val and I and we are excited about the people we will meet and work with, and the things we will learn in the process.

We leave for Cuenca on July 10 and will be away for 8-9 days total.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us and we’ll do our best to answer.

God bless, Randy and Val