Monday, November 12, 2012

Hello friends and family!

As most of you know, Noah has arrived, and life has been a whirlwind!!  We are learning to be parents and are head-over-heels in love with our little boy.

The past 6 months have been very emotional for us for a lot of reasons - not only as we prepared for Noah's arrival, but also as changes have taken place within our ministry.  For a lot of reasons, many out of our control, we slowly became aware that the time was approaching for us to return to the United States.  We have been praying about this decision daily for a long time, and we both feel confident that, although we may feel that there is more to be done here in Ecuador, the Lord is leading us to return to North Carolina.  Tomorrow at 8:15am, we will be boarding a plane and coming home for the foreseeable future.  We are beyond excited to be closer to our family and friends as we have missed you all so much, but of course these feelings are accompanied by feelings of sadness as we leave the friends we have made here.

We want to thank God for giving us the opportunity to take this adventure with him and we pray that, by his hands, we may have made a small difference here in Ecuador.  We have no doubt that he has been working on us and in our hearts each and every day during our time here and that we are leaving having received from him and from the people here much more than we could have possibly given them.

We also want to say thank you to each and every one of you.  We cannot express the gratitude we feel toward you all for the encouragement, love, and support - financial and otherwise - that we have received from you for the past three years.  You have all been right beside us in this ministry and we could not have done it without you.  

We will continue to receive your donations through the month of January as we re-settle in the US.  After that point, you are free to transfer your donation to the MMI General Fund or to a specific person within MMI, or cancel your donation.  If you do not reach out to MMI to either transfer or cancel your automatic donation (972-727-5864) it will be applied to the MMI General Fund.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have:,, 910-508-7391.

We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Love and God bless,

Stephanie, Joshua, and Noah

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