Our 42-day adventure in Colombia had come to a dramatic close and we were back in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we had been living for over 3 years. We both knew it was time to sell our home, get the finances in order and be ready, because a big change was coming! And we were thinking it was going to be in Bogotá.
In less than 5 months a series of events took place and not necessarily in this order. We received an invitation to help out in a church in Cuenca, Ecuador; I took an early retirement; we paid off every debt we owed when our home sold and we closed 5 days before the date of our airline tickets to . . . Cuenca? Where the heck is Cuenca we asked each other, as we were looking it up on Google! Apparently a lot of other Expats were doing the same; not real easy to get to but very popular.
May 18th, 2011 and our 51st overseas journey in less than 10 years, and all have been to Spanish-speaking countries. We have been to remote villages in distant parts of Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Honduras and Colombia. It is an experience to be in a community that had not seen a North American for a long time, maybe several generations! But now it was time to get serious about learning to speak Spanish – the key to real adventure in the jungle! But when? And where? That will be revealed in the next episode (I think).


From our suburban Tulsa home . . .

From our suburban Tulsa home . . .

to our 3rd story Cuenca apartment with a view!

to our 3rd story Cuenca apartment with a view!

La vista of the city with eternal spring weather!

La vista of the city with eternal spring weather!

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  1. Amy says:

    I’m so thrilled you’re getting to do this in Jesus’ name. I remember the whirl wind days just before you left Tulsa. We serve a “just in time ” God !

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