Cavanaughs in Ecuador

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The door has opened for the Cavanaugh Family to go to Ecuador this Summer 2012 and conduct a Family Leadership Conference with multiple churches in the city of Esmeradles, Ecuador. We will also be conducting a one night leadership training event with many of the city leaders. The excitement of our heart over this opportunity cannot be put into words. This is a continued fulfillment of the burden that God has placed in our hearts to proclaim the gospel to all nations that the generation to come might know. Many years of prayer and intense life preparation have brought us to this point, and we are humbled at the door God has opened. Our work will be building on the foundation of relationships built by Global Encounters Ministries with pastors and laymen of that country. Both Vision4Living and Global Encounters will be partnering together for this trip. We will be working directly with pastors and their families in extensive training on what it means to raise a gospel centered family.

Meet Pastor Louis Chanez: This brother has become a dear friend and fellow laborer in the gospel. His precious family and church minister there day after day in that dark city of Esmeraldas. This coastal city is raught with crime and immorality. A common theme of high poverty, broken homes, and streets that run with kids is burned into my memory. However, there is the light of hope that is being shed abroad through the work of this brother and the churches he partners with. It was so exciting to sit with Pastor Louis on my last trip to Ecuador and talk about how we could partner together to raise up leaders to equip the next generation to proclaim the gospel. He shared with me their need for training and equipping the families of the local assembles. With tears, he told me of American missionaries that had come many years ago and shared the glorious gospel and because of that he was sitting with me today. He went on to share how his health was deminishing and that he was burdened to raise up others who could carry on the work even after he was gone. He realizes he cannot do it alone and wants to partner with people like you and me to accomplish the task of disciple making and training others to make disciples. I can’t tell you how humbled I was that he would want to work with us. Equally, I was struck with a burden for the great need in this city – the need for the life changing gospel. I could do nothing but respond to my dear brother with an affirmation that we would work with him by the grace of God, together, to accomplish this great task.

Before we had left that conversation, plans where made for the Cavanaugh Family to return in the Summer of 2012. We are so excited, yet, overwhelmed at the door God has opened to equip His people to go and make disciples for His glory – to produce worshipers of His great name. It is our desire that the nations would be glad!


For His Renown,



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