It’s time for a furlough.


It’s time for a furlough.

Now that we’ve set a date, we’re excited to share that we are returning for a 6 month furlough on December 1, 2017.  This will give our family a time to decompress, refresh, and refuel for the future. We’re are looking forward to reconnecting with family and friends.  Can’t wait to see you!

We’re leaving Ecuador on December 1st! 
Please pray for a safe and uneventful flight and re-entry.
We need transportation that seats 6.  Do you know of a great deal?  

You can continue to partner with us.

We’ve already been blessed with places to stay during this time, and we are so grateful.
What else can you help with?
  • Prayers for our family.  Being in full time ministry on foreign soil can be tough.
  • Prayers for our future.  We will be prayerfully considering serving in foreign missions for 6 months and serving in-country (USA) missions 6 months.  More on this as we have definite answers.
  • Prayers for our children.  Ranging in age from 17 years to 18 months, the needs vary greatly.  Everyone adjusting to another culture, missing their old home and making friends is up at the top of the list.  Madeline starting university is another big one.
  • Transportation.  Finding an automobile(s) that is suitable for 6 people, luggage and is road worthy to cover the southeastern states is our goal.  Yep, that’s what we are looking for!
  • Continued support.  If you have been praying (we know you have!) and/or supporting us financially, know that we still need that support.  Our expenses in the US are higher than in Ecuador and sometimes furlough is more stressful than ministry overseas.
Time and time again, God uses His people (you) to provide for our needs.  Thank you.

Thank you.

We know that you are an essential component in our ministry.  Your prayers, encouragement, support and feedback are critical.  Thank you for being part of the body that allows us to serve as HIS hands and feet.

Studebaker and Escoba Families in Misahualli, Ecuador. The Studebaker family serves as full time missionaries in Ecuador, South America, working with people groups from the Napo River in the Amazon Rain Forest to the Andes Mountains.