Everyone was curious about what breakfast would be like. Fresh tree tomato juice (similar to orange juice-only better!), scrambled eggs with ham, fresh-cheese, and a roll. All shared with good company making for a delightful first day wake up call. Orientation with Kurtis and Krista We learned the great story of the Lord leading the […]Read more "Experiencing the Lord’s Guidance"
The day began as every Tuesday in Extreme begins – with prayer from 4am to 6am. This is a corporate practice within the ministry and is done wherever we are in the world and in whichever time zone we find ourselves. We were about half and half short-term missionaries and Ibarrenos this morning, totaling about […]Read more "The Tuesday Two-Hundred (and Ten!)"
Monday began with a traditional Ecuadorian breakfast of fresh fruit (watermelon today), bread with fresh cheese, butter, and jelly, fresh fruit juice (today was taxo) and instant coffee or tea. Abi and Michaela, two of the church-planting missionaries here in Ibarra, led a Spirit-filled prayer time for both ourselves and those we would encounter today. […]Read more "Ibarra Medical Clinic Monday"
This week the Ibarra Church is getting a healthy dose of momentum from our Medical Short Term Team. We have a great group of medical professionals and many others who have come to Ibarra, Ecuador to host free medical clinics all over the city this week. They arrived very early on Saturday morning in Quito, […]Read more "Ibarra Medical Project is Underway!"
Right now we have our first-ever Kickstart Team on the ground in Cordoba, Argentina! Our Cordoba Cluster (the church planting team) arrived in the city last month. Normally, we wait a few months before sending a short term team to a new Cluster, but we are pioneering a new idea: the Kickstart Team. With a Kickstart […]Read more "Kickstarting the Cordoba Church Plant"
“It’s pretty simple. I’m called to be a radical disciple of Jesus that makes disciples.” Nate Roskam joined the Extreme team on April 13th as the Chief Development Officer based out of the office in Boise, Idaho. “My wife and I were praying through several other opportunities and were very deep into a process of […]Read more "The New Chief Is Here"
Chris Stringer, Short Term Missions Manager, looks back over the May College Team’s time in Ibarra, Ecuador last month. It is hard to believe that it has been a week since I said goodbye to a fantastic group of students and sponsors who came to serve for two weeks in the city of Ibarra, Ecuador. […]Read more "Ibarra May Project…More than Numbers"
God has been working in amazing ways in Ibarra, Ecuador! On May 31, 2015, just a few short weeks after the its first anniversary, the Ibarra church plant has been organized as a full-fledged Church of the Nazarene. This is the first time an Extreme church plant has been organized so early in their ministry. […]Read more "From Church Plant to Church of the Nazarene"
A few months ago we had talked about this young guy in Ibarra, Ecuador. His name is Esteban and he is a member of a gang. The 40/40 missionaries met Esteban through an evangelical outreach event they hosted in a public park. They had a breakdance competition and Esteban and a few of his friends […]Read more "Esteban Steps Up"
The team spent Monday morning hearing the testimonies of five of the seven church-planting missionaries in Ibarra. They also heard the testimony of Diana, one of the leaders of the Ambato, Ecuador church plant who came up to help with the project. One of the missionaries here is without a partner, so she came and has […]Read more "Ibarra Monday: Can I Get a Witness…and a S’more?"