Making Disciples of Christ in Ecuador

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I think the first thing that is in order is why the blog has been so silent. There are really two reasons. One is because we were having some problems with the website itself. We've moved it to a new host and everything is now working. The other is that we've been busy moving and getting settled in here. So between the website not working and everything else going on, it's been hard to break the silence and start writing again. Not the best of excuses, but it's true. If you haven't been following us on Facebook, you've probably missed quite a bit. Here is a quick timeline since the last post.

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What language do they speak in Ecuador?

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What languages do they speak in Ecuador? According to Ethnologue there are 24 different languages spoken in Ecuador. For a country a little bigger than Colorado, that's quite a bit. However the official language of the country is Spanish and that's what the majority of the people speak. But It's not uncommon at all to hear news or government information in languages like, Quichua, Shuar, or sign language.

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What's the weather like in Ecuador?

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The climate in Ecuador is very diverse. If you're looking at the whole country the climate ranges depending on what region you're in: the Amazon rainforest, the Pacific coast, or the Andes mountains. Most of our time will be in the Andes mountains in the southern part of the country. (That's where Loja is.) But even there it's very diverse. You could be in Loja city and on most days it is cloudy or rainy with the temperature around 50-70 year around. Then you might travel an hour to the south and it be much warmer and dryer. Or if you go a couple hours to the east it may be very hot and humid. When we were there we visited a town called Yantzaza. I'd guess the temperature was in the mid 90s and it was very humid.

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