The Apron

The apron is so pretty, every time I put it on I feel like twirling around!

I wear it to cook for my family, to cook for our friends, to cook for those that I hope will become friends and family in Christ.

Last week a women asked me about the apron.

I explained it was a gift, made by a sister in Christ.  She was obviously impressed.

Much time and love was put into something made for serving others.

Our guest noticed.

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’  Matthew 25:40New International Version (NIV)

Am I serving as if it were HIM  that I am serving?

Because according to Matthew 25:40 it is doing it for HIM.

Regardless of if we are in a pretty apron or mud boots, how we serve is important.

People notice.  HE notices.

Let us serve well.






12 days back and blessed!

We’ve been back 12 days already!!

We’ve had a blessed return with safe travels, old friends and new!

Our luggage was picked up in Blue Ridge by Pastor Marcus McGill and taken to Jacksonville, FL.

From there, Pastor Mike Reed took the 12 pieces of luggage to Bushnell FL.

We have yet to meet Pastors McGill and Reed!

Josh, a friend of ours picked us up in Bushnell, FL and drove us to Miami pulling a trailer with our luggage.

Our luggage was taken curbside and were processed  in minutes without incident.

The flight was changed to a nonstop from Miami to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

We arrived after a 4.5 hour flight and our local friend Nestor was waiting to take us across the Cajas to Paute.

(No-one got carsick!)

We had several days worth of work getting our personal items out of storage and unpacking our bags.

Becky caught us up to date with the status on the orphanage, aquaponics, classes and chickens and made sure we had some food ready in the freezer!











Eric is going to be preaching at the local church,

and we are searching for an affordable automobile so we can minister in the surrounding areas

and orphanage with all 6 of us.

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Malachi just turned four months, classes online and homeschool begins the last week of this month,

and Elijah wants to resume karate.

We are praying about the best ways to build community and  reach the youth in the area through the SIP.

We are seeking God’s favor with the incoming director at the orphanage.

We strive to keep you updated on what is happening here so you can pray for us.

Please feel free to help us by sharing with your church or small group.

So All May Know,

The Studebaker Family

Eric, Amy, Madeline, Abigail, Elijah and Malachi