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Friday, July 16, 2010

Conviction, Calling and Courage...Would you like to be a part?

In January, Nolan and I sat down to write some specific goals we wanted to focus on as Christians, parents, business owners, and as a family. One of the main convictions we had was that we wanted to be a family who was "always abounding in the work of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 has quickly become a verse that we cling to.

We had no idea that before the year was over, we would be called to take a trip! A few weeks ago we were asked to think about being part of a small team headed to Ecuador to work with Steve Saint.
(View his testimony at )
After several doors being open, and several hours of prayer, we feel confident that the Lord is leading us to go! We will be headed to Ecuador on August 27th and will return home on September 5th.

What are we going to be a part of?

Well I'm glad you asked! One of the main goals of ITECH (Indigenous People's Technology and Education Center) is to train and Equip indigenous God-followers to care for the physical and spiritual needs of their people. " One of the great barriers that has prevented indigenous churches from growing is their dependence on outsiders. A native church that relies on the leadership, technology, and financial support of foreign missionaries rarely can stand on its own when that support is withdrawn. We are convinced from the Scriptures, however, that the goal of the Great Commission is to establish churches that are self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating."

It has been said “Give a man a fish and you have fed him a meal. Teach him to fish and you have fed him for a life-time. Teach him how to make fishing tackle and boats so he can teach others, and everyone in the village will be fed.” The same principle is applied by ITECH, involving the Great Commission. Not only are they spreading the gospel, but they are giving people skills and hope to build and maintain churches who can then join in the effort to spread the gospel themselves. ITECH is a program that teaches the indigenous people how to provide medical care, dental work, engine repair, and eyeglasses to their people.

What are we going to be doing?

Team I-TEC has decided to build a prototype International Missionary Trainer Training Center for Spanish speaking South America, in Shell Mera on the edge of the Ecuadorian jungle (where the Saint family was living when Nate Saint was killed) . Here, they will work out plans and details that can be duplicated in other regions of the world. Our team will be helping to complete part of this INTERNATIONAL MISSIONARY TRAINER EDUCATION CENTER.

This building will include a hangar, classrooms, offices (sleeping room), and a kitchen; (Approximately 4200 square feet)
For more information, please visit

How can you help?

We covet your prayer support!

Ways you can pray....

-Safety in travel from Salem, Oregon to Ecuador (and back!).

-We are confident the Lord has called us to be a part of this trip, however leaving our girls for a little over a week will not be easy. Please pray for peace for us and a blessed time for our girls with their Nana, Mimi, and Aunt Julie!

-Completion of Financial support.

We currently have 50% of the trip covered! We praise the Lord for this provision and continue to have faith that He will provide the means as we seek to follow His plan.

$5, $10, $20....every penny helps! If 85 people give $20, our trip would be covered! Would you choose to take part?

If you would like to make a donation please click the donate button on the right side of the blog! If you would like to send a check, our address is

Nolan & Jayme Frildey
485 Upper LaVista CT NW
Salem, OR 97304

Please let us know if you would like to commit to praying for us and will add you to our prayer team!

Blessing to you all,
Nolan and Jayme
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 .


  1. How neat! What an awesome opportunity that you and Nolan are taking. I will be praying for your safety, your separation from the girls and for the Lord to continue door after door of opportunity to be a light to others as you embark on your trip! Your willingness and obedience to the Lord is a blessing to others!