Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Visas Granted!

Praises! Yesterday in San Francisco we were granted our Visas to Ecuador for 2 years!  Thank You so much for your faithful prayers!  We are getting so close to the send off! Only 23 more days...  Oh my goodness we have so much still to do!  We are visiting family a bit this weekend then finish up packing both our bags and the home we have been living in.  W still are in need of a few items to take with us if you feel led and able to help in any way... they would be incredible blessings to the ministry but we will be pleased with however God provides or does not provide.

Still need:
1.  Projector (mid-size, light weight enough to travel and portable but equipped for medium size group display)

2.  Digital Camera with Zoom

We could also use your support through regular prayer.  Our team is still being formed so keep each person that will comprise the Ibarra team in your prayers throughout this 27 month term.  When we have our full and complete team all together for the first time in Quito we will of course post pictures and link you to their blogs so you can read about the ministry from their perspectives as well.  We will also be putting together an Ibarra Team page that I hope you will follow as well.  We want to connect you as much as possible to what God is doing so that you may join us as you are able and be blessed as the body of Christ. 

Stay tuned because over the next 3 months things will be getting REALLY exciting!  For Thanksgiving this year we will share with you the inspiration of the Church in Cali, Colombia and finish up the year with our first greetings from Ibarra!  There are exciting times filled with lots of transition for us and the kids.  Please consider joining the Kids Prayer Team and commit to prayer for one month.  You can sign up by sending me an email and seeing more details at  I will update our mailing address each time it changes. 

We LOVE you all!  We are so blessed to be on this crazy journey with you!  Grace and Peace from our Lord Jesus Christ to you, and may you always be experiencing the joy that comes from His daily blessings in your lives!

With Great Love,
The Williams Family
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Urgent Prayer Requests

As we are readying ourselves over these final days in the US, there are some last things that we really need your help with..namely I am talking prayer.  We all know in reading the Bible that quite often the Lord reminds us that HE ALONE is the provider and the ONE IN CONTROL by acting in the moment when there is no question that what was accomplished could only have happened by God's provision.  It builds my faith more and more to see these amazing things happen.   I believe God is glorified and we grow closer when we ask faithfully for Him to meet our needs.  Join with us in a spirit of great FAITH for the ministry to Ibarra, Ecuador!

Please Pray for the following:
1.  40/40's: TOP PRIORITY! We still need 2-3 North Americans to partner up with our last couple of approved South American teammates.  Please PRAY that whoever God is calling to fill these positions would answer with boldness and that funding would come in miraculous ways.  If you know someone or are someone that is feeling called go to AND email us or Liz Waterman at They need to be Approved, Funded and in Quito by August of this year.  WE do have some potential candidates attending the 40 Days program so keep them in prayer too.  God's timing is not always in line with ours, but His ways are sure higher!

2.  VISAS: We have finished compiling all the crazy documents and letters to apply for the "Religious Volunteer" type Visa to Ecuador.  There is a possibility of receiving entry for 1 or 2 years.  Please PRAY that all goes smoothly and that we receive the max of 2 years.  We are going to the LA Consulate today (we have had some trouble contacting them so created a back-up appointment in San Francisco for next week).  Hopefully we come home with Visas for everyone and if not, please pray for us as we head to San Francisco next Tuesday.

3.  FUNDS: Thank You all so much for supporting us along the way!!  Truly, truly your giving is amazing and  humbling.  We pray that the Lord faithfully provides for each of you  as you generously share your blessings with us as we serve in Ecuador.  It is no small miracle that by many giving little, a lot is accomplished.  Please pray that 5 more families would join us in monthly giving for $40-50 per month..  We have a small gap in our funding and I know God is faithful to complete the work He begins.  To sign up visit

Cool News: We have connected with the Pastor that will be leading the new church plant for Ibarra!  His name is Yoan and has a wife named Astrid and a little boy about a year old named Yared.  We are so excited!  It looks  like will be living in the North Andean Work and Witness house in Quito with then as our neighbors until our deployment in November to Ibarra.  We are so excited to get to know them and coordinate ideas and plans for ministry over the next months during our team training.  God is pulling this all together!

PS: I have to mention that TODAY is our little Reese's 4th Birthday!  Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!!