The time is quickly drawing near for my departure for Ecuador and I am growing more excited about the role I will play in strengthening and building up Christ’s bride there. Several hours outside the sprawling urban center of Quito, there is a rural community called Oatavalo. It is here that I will have the unspeakable privilege to teach and train local pastors who are seeking to make disciples in their own town and country. It is very sobering to think that many of the Quichua Indians which I will have the joy to serve are likely spiritual descendants of my missionary hero, Jim Elliott who gave his life in Ecuador many years ago. My objective while there will simply be to encourage and teach pastors and church leaders to be more effective disciple makers as they catch God’s greater vision of how we are to be participants with God in seeking to cover the earth with His glory. Please pray for me as I prepare for this time and certainly during my time there. If you are able to partner with me financially to help meet the remaining needs, you can give tax-deductible gifts online through Crosspoint Church in Clemson. Simply visit http://www.crosspointclemson.org/ and follow link at top of page which says, “Give.” You will be prompted to create an online giving account and then make sure to designate your gift as “Kirby Ecuador.” To see updates during my time there follow me on Twitter (@worthywalk). Thanks in advance for your help and partnership.