To sum up this year: the pandemic cancelled all our projects and activities in the Quichua communities, but it didn’t annul our friendships with the leaders. In years of working in the rural mountain churches, by the grace of God, we have developed lasting relationships with the church leaders. They often call us just to say “Hi!” So our work continues through them.
I want to share a little about each of these leaders, and then comment on the future of their communities. All of them are pastors, seminary graduates, and have been students of mine at one time or another.