Missionaries Shedd and Kris Waskosky
“C’uyashca huauqui paniguna” - Beloved brother–sister(plural)
Our missionary family carries on a New Testament (N.T.) translation for the Salasaca Quichua people of the central Andean highlands of Ecuador, South America. There are about 15,000 people who live in an area surrounding the highway which runs through their downtown and joins the highlands and the Amazon jungle. Less than 1% of the population is Protestant; about 90% or more say they are Catholic, but most don't really know what Christianity is. The remaining are animists or atheists.
Having been in the field since 1987, the Waskosky's have had many opportunities for service among the Salasaca people. As well as learning the language, customs, and culture well enough to translate the Bible into the heart language of the people, they have ministered to their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.
Their needs are many, from financial, prayer support and practical aide to continue their work, and prayer for the Salasaca people.
The Waskoskys have three children, and six grandchildren.
In late 2010 our church enthusiastically took on the task of supporting a local family in need. The family are not members of our church.
This family consists of eleven people - a woman who is caring for her six great-grandchildren, the woman's sister and her two sons, and a niece who helps care for the children.
Our church provides Christmas presents and clothes, and has helped them in various other ways. We intend to continue supporting their needs in the long term.