On a donkey in El Airo, Ecuador.

I was a short-term missionary with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Loja, southern Ecuador, for two years from 2011-13. This blog began as a way to share about my experiences on the field.

Living at over 2,000 metres above sea level, deep in the Andes, was quite an experience. The first nine months I lived in Gonzanamá, a village of literally 5X5 blocks where everybody knows everybody else – and everybody knows everybody else’s business. We worked there and in the even smaller farming villages nearby. Then I moved to the provincial capital, Loja, a colonial city of about 220,000 people, including a large student population. I spent my 14 months there working at a youth cafe.

Selected posts

Ten things you should know about being a missionary

What I learned from burning my arm

Yo soy mujer (I am woman)

Testimony – good, better, best?

Testimony (Part 2) – Current challenges

Clash or conform?

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