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Mission team from First Covenant Church of River Falls visits a remote, rural area, Lote Tres, in Ecuador for the fourth time. Pictures from left, front row: Kasey Manche, Mario Marquez (translator), Keith Hansen and Jerry VanHeukelom. Second row: Mandy Hjelm (translator), Terry Ekstrom, Nicole Ekstrom, Sue Kimball, Mark Kimball, Matt Eklund and Tony Eklund. Back row: Jim Harsdorf and Phil Hanson. Submitted photos

Missionaries make difference in Ecuador

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Since 2008 parishioners of the First Covenant Church in River Falls have made trips to the Cayambe district of Ecuador.

The 12-member group returned to the "not on a map" area for a fourth time March 12-22.


Members of the group include: Mark and Sue Kimball, Tony and Matt Ecklund, Terry and Nicole Ekstrom, Kasey Manche, Phil Hanson, Keith Hansen, Jim Harsdorf, Richard Franta and Jerry VanHeukelom.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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