Things I Left Behind When Moving to Ecuador

by Toni Sanchez
(Ambato, Ecuador)

Cotopaxi Volcano on a clear day

Cotopaxi Volcano on a clear day

When packing to come back to Ecuador I did not know that I would be working with a sign language group. I left behind a small DVD player. It is essential now. It is too expensive to replace here. Donations anyone?

My in-laws own a restaurant and a juicer (which I sold before returning this time)... would be a great thing to have.

We live Ecuadorian style so we do not need much.
The more one has, the more time it take to care for them.

The picture above is of Cotopaxi Volcano. It can be seen on a clear day from our house.
The picture is mine. Please do not copy to use on the web or any other public place.

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Oct 15, 2015
Things I Left Behind
by: Anonymous

We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You've done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.


Jun 12, 2013
Sign Language group
by: Michael Wright

I was curious if you are associated with Testigos de Jehova or Jehovah's Witnesses. We have sign language groups. I am not sure how many other religions do so. I am a Witness from oddly enough the Bolivia (North Carolina USA) congregation and we are interested in moving to Equador probably with the next 8-12 months. If you are a Witness email me back at (email hidden) Thanks, Mike

Oct 19, 2012
I should have brought:
by: Celeste

Any small kitchen appliance (like my blender) that I could fit in a carry-on. I really miss having a veggie-chopper!

More of my favorite all-natural toiletries from Whole Foods.

Frozen cheese. (No joke) And other non-perishible snacks such as beef jerky.

More shoes for me, more clothes to sell here.

More English books.

More maps.

DUH! I can't believe I didn't bring my Spanish dictionary!

Basically, I wish I had brought more of EVERYTHNG! It's really hard/expensive to replace once you move here.

~Celeste P.
Lived in Ecuador for 2 years now

Apr 26, 2012
planning on coming for sign language
by: julie

I am planning to come to ecuador for sign language as well. I am in a small group here in the states. Please email me at the address provided. I would love to chat with you to learn more. I jst met a brother and sister last night at our meeting who are home visiting their parents. I have been praying for a way to expand my minstry. I really would love to talk with you about the field there. Thank you.



May 02, 2010
by: Jess

Electronics are so expensive in Ecuador! Especially anything small and handy. Great things to bring from home.

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