About Us

We are so excited to share with you what the Lord has been doing in our lives from the jungle to the mountains!

We began teaching (and learning!) in 2012. Our experience teaching in the United States, along with Eric serving as a youth director and his gift for music, has given us a unique foundation for this ministry.

We are serving the areas around Misahualli, Ecuador and Paute, Ecuador.   Offering Bible studies, English classes using the Bible as the primary text, men’s and women’s Bible studies, children’s and youth ministries, puppet ministry, aquaponics/water system ministries and working with indigenous missionaries downriver has us excited to be back to begin our fifth term!

As we build relationships and work with the people in the surrounding areas, we continue to pray for wisdom to discernment on how to manage all of the details in between.  We are humbled by all of you who continue to pray for us- thank you.

As of January 2016 we went on medical leave in the USA in order to deliver blessing number 4, Malachi. He arrived on Sunday, April 10, 2016.  Our  return date to Ecuador was August 1, 2016.

While we try and keep this site updated, you may have some questions and not be able to find the answers on this website.  No problem!  We make frequent updates on Facebook or you can reach us by: email at studebaker.family@yahoo.com,  telephone 706-897-5649,  and by mail through Amy’s parents at :

Studebaker Family c/o Carters

129 General Griffith Circle

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Please take a few minutes to check out the other pages on the website.  The drop down menu can take you to descriptions of the various ministries, the photos speak volumes, and the blog fills in what our daily lives and ministry look like.  Thanks for stopping by our webpage!