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HeartSprings Missions in Otovolo
GUANPURO, OTOVOLO (OCTOBER 14, 2009)
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(WRITTEN BY STEVE JONES WHO WENT WITH HIS WIFE, KAREN, AND SERGIO AND NIXIE MORA TO ECUADOR)

On October 14, on Wednesday morning, Pastor Henry, HeartSprings international director for Ecuador, came for us at our hotel.  He is a very precious, Godly man with a wonderfully tender heart and great love and compassion for his people.   He and his wife, Heidy, pastor a church of 5,000 members in the southern portion of Quito..  He drove the five of us two and one-half hours north to the town of Otovolo (prounced  Oto-voll'-o) where we picked up the mayor of a small outlying village.  This village lies to the north of Quito, quite close to the border with Columbia.  Our goal here was to make a permanent the installation of the first chlorine generator we had placed in Ecuador in May.  During the initial feasibility study, Mayor Manuel had accepted Jesus as his savior under Sergio and Nixie's preaching, and promised to build a small shed beside the water tank to house the chlorine generator and its associated equipment.  When Sergio and Nixie had returned a month or so later to install the chlorine generator, they found that the small shed was not built.   Mayor Manuel explained that he thought the offer of the chlorine generator was a lie because others had come to his village with big promises but no follow-through.  He arose with weeping in the midst of the village meeting and apologized and asked for forgiveness.  He said, "Now I know that when your God says He will do something, then He will do it!" 
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