Ecuador Mission

Fred and Arlene Jonkman serve in Quito, Ecuador in a mission overseen by the Brantford Free Reformed Church.  Their primary focus is educational and family ministry, developing Reformed educational materials, teaching at conferences, and directing a Reformed Study Center. The Jonkmans have also been active in the local Grace Reformed Church in Quito. Both Fred and Arlene grew up in the Free Reformed Churches and this mission, coordinated with various Word and Deed programs, has been blessed to the deepening of the Reformed faith and network in Ecuador and other Spanish speaking South American communities. As the Jonkmans are planning soon to retire from this work, a new couple, Josh & Michelle Vogel, will be taking their place, though working in a different area in close connection with a local Christian doctor there.  

Visit their website here under “Projects, Ecuador” to learn more.

Consider the following...

For encouragement in the midst of this duty, Job’s pattern also makes it clear that diligent spiritual leadership in the home can produce a happy, harmonious family. Job’s family seems to have been a cheerful, close knit bunch. Given that Job’s wife later told her husband to curse God and die, the happiness of the family was probably not her doing.

— Sam Waldron