Thanksgiving 

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Mission to Ecuador ’16

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With much prayer and counsel, I have decided to answer the call to lead a team to Ecuador. July 5-20. Please pray for us, join us, or support us. I’m presenting the mission details at Little Lakes Wesleyan Church at 12 pm Jan 24th. Picture at top is from Ecuador borrowed from a friend who went end of last year.

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Resignation

It is with great sorrow I announced that cannot lead the team to Ecuador this Spring.  I will always hold the Pifo Church and it’s people in High regard.  I hope to see all next year lord willing I’ll be praying for you please pray for me. Also pray for the team that is being lead by Steve Gardner.
Bendiciones

Phil

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Ecuador prep meeting 2

Great meeting today good food and team building. Had a new vegetarian dish called Quinoa was very good. Team is now at 14 with one stow away. We did prepare your heart study all have a good humble servants heart. So far we have two classrooms to put foundation on, VBS’s to do, Filtering some new communities. lots of kids to hangout with. All of our paperwork is in order. Full steam ahead. All have support and prayer letters that need mailing.  

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Work Area

Work Area

Dig Phil Dig, I believe that is me in front of Frank digging the hole a few day later I fell into.

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Team Ecuador 2014

Well first meeting under our belts 11 have decided to go and serve for two weeks in Ecuador. I will be updating all of Gods stories of blessing here periodically and hopefully pictures and stories from there.

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Place to be safe

I was listening to Lighten Up on the radio this morning and Ken Davis was talking about why his Daughter acted up so much at home. She stated because I can! Because she knew at home she could be wild to the people who loved her unequivocally. Unlike retribution and hurt from shallow love on the outside.

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Watch “Lydia Stanley On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand” on YouTube

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Solid Rock

I know this may seem a bit cliche but the day I fell in the hole I definitely was on the Solid Rock of Jesus. You see months before I went to Ecuador I sent out hundreds of letters for prayer and support.Not only did I get blessed by overwhelming support.  I now realize after telling the story again at Little Lakes Wesleyan Church that I truly coveted those prayers. So the story is like this we were digging 4x4x6 foot deep footer holes for the foundation of the added classrooms at Collegio Bethel. In that process we filled the holes with concrete and made re-bar columns to help make the footer more earthquake proof. We mixed concrete and had to wheel barrow the concrete through ramps around the dirt from the holes to fill the holes with concrete. In doing so I navigated through the maze dumped my load of concrete backed up and fell in the hole behind me. so laying in the hole all I seen was John Art looking wide eyed at me like are you OK. Mind you the re-bar was sticking up through the hole. I came out relatively unscathed yeah see just previously I had switched my hanky from my right pocket to my left and the re-bar had scraped my arm and my inside knee plus poked right into my pocket area where my hanky had just been moved to resulting in nothing more than a bruise. So those pre mission prayer protected me “thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers”. On top of that I get home and a good friend had heard of the ” fall in the hole” story and told me on that day he was walking and was prompted to pray for me and my safety on that very morning. I can only imagine the the other protection prayers the Lord had heard. So thanks you for this valuable lesson on prayer and preparation. And the Lords unfailing MERCY. 

phil  

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Solid Rock

Solid Rock

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