Teresa Kiehl and her amazing family are serving full-time in Ecuador. They live a beautifully simple and sacrificial life ministering to a rural region of the upper amazon. A text message this particular Sunday morning alerted us to a humble family from a neighboring village who had just lost everything they owned to a fire. The night prior, an arc from the electrical line servicing their small house, sparked a fire that devoured EVERYTHING. Which for this humble family, was not a lot to begin with. Thank God no one was hurt, though I can only imagine the sadness Modesto and his wife Jacinta must have felt watching their simple hut go up in flames. Modesto and Jacinta, along with many of their indigenous community, earn their livelihood from working the land. They grow cacao (from which chocolate is made), corn, yuca, plantains and bananas. They even raise a few chickens and have a couple pigs. They have raised their beautiful family of 7 children on this land for the last 15 years, and when the need arose, Jacinta and Modesto generously welcomed their daughter-in-law and grandchild to live with them a few years back. All told, that adds up to 11 souls displaced by the fire! Currently the family is living with a neighbor who has opened their home to them as they rebuild.