- Eldon & Becky Porter
- Our personal blog http://eldonandbecky.blogspot.com/ focuses primarily on our family and ministry. The Lord has blessed us with an incredible family and we appreciate many who have been a part of our pilgrimage. Our ministry blog focuses on issues related to our ministry http://globalizationofmissions.blogspot.com/ We understand our mission to be "facilitating efective missions in the global paradigm".
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Anna's visit to the States for weddings gave her about 2 weeks in the Carolinas with us which was a treat. Jaime joined Anna and Becky at one of those weddings in Cashmere, WA. Now, Eldon and Becky are getting used to our emptying nest. We also lost our "kids" next door when the Bagwell family moved to North Carolina in July. The adjustment is being made easier by lots of travel this Fall for Eldon and Becky will join him for some of that.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Here is a short video that gives you an overview of the COMIBAM meetings we helped organize in Panama, Central America. There were actually two meetings. The first focused on the challenge of organizing continuing education for the Latin American missions movement. The second was a gathering of 150 mission leaders from across Ibero-America. The program focused on providing training and a chance to network with other missions leaders. There were focus groups on mobilization, missionary training, sending structures, and field based member care. We were particularly thankful that Becky could be a part of this event, allowing her to meet many of those Eldon works with.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
After an intense eight days of COMIBAM meetings in Panama we took the opportunity to visit Anna and Jaime in Nicaragua. They had just recently moved there from Peru in order for Jaime to take up his new job with Habitat for Humanity. It was so good to be with them in their home and help them with some set up chores. We spent one day visiting a small town outside of Managua and an active volcano.
While Becky helped at the registration desk our role continues to be one of encouraging cooperation between the traditional missions organizations and the new and dynamic missions movement coming out of Ibero-America.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Anna and Jaime are winding up their work in the office of Paz y Esperanza in Lima and will move to Managua, Nicaragua March 12 to begin a job with Habitat for Humanity. Jaime will continue with his emphasis on Disaster Risk Reduction and Anna will enjoy not having a full time job for the first time in their married life! While we are in Central America, we plan to get to know Managua with them for a few days before our return to South Carolina.
Jacob is also on the move: he has given up hope of finding a job using his construction management major, so he finishes his temp job and anticipates teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Korea for a year, possibly beginning in May.
Nathan and Eva are limiting their moves mostly around the state of South Carolina. Both are living in Charleston while Nathan looks for work and Eva continues with her nursing program.
March has Eldon and Becky in Florida and Central America: Eldon attends a Hispanic Connection event in Orlando March 3-5. We’ll snatch a quick visit with Mom Porter in Sebring until our flight to Panama March 9th from Orlando. We will spend 10 days with COMIBAM people in Panama City at an event for both Latinos involved in missions and representatives of traditional missions. This is a COMIBAM sponsored event so both of us will help with logistics as well as connect and encourage connections between attendees.