For those of you who have not heard, my wife Grace and I recently moved to Ecuador to work at the Mission full time. Although we were sad to leave so many of our friends and family, we are excited about dedicating more time to the Mission and the children here.
Grace is a nurse practitioner who worked in Kenya for a year in an orphanage and then in New York City for 3 1/2 years in pediatrics. She will be taking Spanish classes as we wait for our work visas to come through and then will take an exam here that will allow her to practice in Ecuador. But in the first week she has already been put to work by the missionary sisters and has been caring for some of the children.
I will be spending all my time working with the charity, including sending more updates on the work we are doing here. Our programs are helping so many children and families through your generosity, but more children need our help. We will dedicate ourselves to significantly expanding our programs over the next few years.
Finally, we would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to visit us. You are most welcome! We would love to have visitors.
Thank you for all our your support and generosity over the years! We look forward to this new step in our lives with the Mission.