Welcome to junglemissionary.com ┃ the website of Joil and Leah Marbut ┃serving passionately in the jungles of Ecuador

— December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Jungle of Ecuador

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from…

— October 27, 2016

A City Set on a Hill

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and that…

— May 24, 2016

Staying in Business!

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will…

— February 6, 2016

Strike a Match

Until you spend the night in a remote jungle village that is devoid of city lights, you may never understand the true power of…

— December 24, 2015

This Wonderful Life!

"Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world." -C.S. Lewis We just finished watching…

— December 4, 2015

Thinking of you!

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. G.K. Chesterton…

— June 4, 2015

Shareholders in the Harvest

"...The one who plows and the one who threshes the grain might both expect a share of the harvest..." 1 Corinthians 9 I want…

— April 19, 2015

Grace and Obedience

Ephesians 2:7 "So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward…

— December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

So many challenges face us each year. There is not a month that passes that is not filled with ups and downs. Whether it is…

— November 4, 2014

Chigger-bit and Transformed

"Did you ever walk through a village notorious for its drunkenness and profanity? ...Have you ever looked into the houses of the…

— November 4, 2014

We love VBS in Ecuador!

We have just surfaced from an unprecedented whirlwind of activity. In only two months we have held VBS in 14 different…

— November 4, 2014

That's Why We Go! (Psalm 8)

Our oldest son Drew is now 9 years old. Just two weeks back he was able to accompany me (Joil) on a hike into a distant jungle…

— November 4, 2014

No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Recently I was reminded of the sacrifice of William Borden...

— November 3, 2014

God Never Left No-Man's Land

Psalm 139:7-8 (NASB) "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are…

— June 4, 2014

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we…

— April 3, 2013

Pressing On! Philippians 3:14

Last night after eating we heard a knock at the gate, although it was late it was not unusual. But the visitor was quite a…

— April 3, 2012

Listening to their stories

Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said,…