Need to fill/share a shipping container to the US

I am heading back to California, and looking to fill a shipping container going to CA/US. I am in Quito, and can be flexible with any options. What I am looking to ship is mostly clothes and jewelry. If anyone knows how I can find a way to fill a container, I would greatly appreciate any recommendations!



Ddebit card and ATM use

I am relocating to Cuenca early 2022 and would like any information on the best and most accepted debit card to use to access cash from the ATM in Cuenca? I was told Charles Schwab was widely accepted and credits any fees for international ATM use, any other suggestions?


Sean Doherty

Vacation guidance in Cuenca

US senior citizen, 1st time traveling out of US. Spending 5 weeks in Cuenca. Looking for tips on where to dine, hangout, and things not to miss.


Patrick Coughlin: 1 501 580 6162. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Phillip’s Sonicare, rechargeable toothbrushes

I have two of these toothbrushes. They will not take a charge. Is there someone locally who could replace the rechargeable batteries?

Thank you,

Carol: .

City: Cuenca

Misplaced COVID vaccination card

Having traveled to the States, I have misplaced my COVID vaccination card. Do you know where I can obtain a replacement?
Thank you for any assistance.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a used, single bed

Hello, my name is Alfredo Saez. I am looking for a single-size bed, (1 seat) with a mattress. It is for the young Sony Vargas. He is hospitalized in the Francisco Moscoso Hospital. He suffered an accident on his bicycle, suffering cranial trauma. He is alone with his mother, they are both Venezuelan, and he needs help. He is soon to be discharged and needs a bed to take care of his mother. If someone can help, contact me,

Alfredo Saez: 096 034 2771. Call after: 4 PM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for translator/proofreader

Needed: a translator for a fiction series, plus a couple of non-fiction books (including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) from English to Spanish. Some of them might only need proofreading and correcting, as some translations have already been done. I will be happy to meet with anyone interested with some of the books to give an idea of what’s involved.

Fluency in both languages is absolutely required, as the fiction involves poetic passages and old-fashioned words and speech and the Yoga Sutras are, of course, dealing with spirituality and consciousness.

Brahmi Ishaya: +1 843 450 6946 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to share a shipping container

We are thinking of bringing a 20 Ft. container to Cuenca in the spring/summer of next year from Canada (Vancouver) and we don’t think we’ll be able to fill it up.

Is anyone interested in sharing a container with us?

Thank you,

Karen Vasquez: .

City: Cuenca

Stationary bike for sale

Less than a year-old stationary bike. In great condition, but it is too small for me. This bike is meant for someone on the petite side, around 5´2”. $100 OBO. Will deliver for free. Please reach out for photos!

Chris: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a great way to get around the city?

Have I got an electric scooter for you? Seats one, with space for your groceries and other ‘finds’! Works great, just had complete ‘going over’ to ensure everything is tight, and working right.

Lithium battery, 2-speed, excellent power and speed. No license, no age restrictions, no registration…

The perfect Christmas gift for you or that special someone that wants the freedom of ‘running to the store’ or to a friend’s house!


Photos available through email or WhatsApp.

Tanya: 095 862 2251.

City: Cuenca

Handmade notebooks

Looking for the perfect Christmas present?

Christmas is coming and we have to choose the presents for all our friends and family. What about a cute – practical notebook? Remember, you can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs, I have some new beautiful fabrics for all genders, also for kids.

I made a cute – practical bag for your notebooks, tablet or your essentials. Ask for models available. The cost of the bags is $8.

My notebooks are made with love and dedication. I bind every notebook with 100, 150 or 200 sheets, you can choose between 120g sheets (perfect for any writing or drawing instrument), print with lines, points even sheets for write music or just white.


Dining room table and chairs for 8

Classical dark wood dining room table and 8 chairs. Made in Cuenca by MadeForm. Beautiful mahogany colored wooden table with 8 matching upholstered Captain’s chairs. Table is protected by a custom glass top.
View on Saturday Dec. 4 at Garage Sale.
Calle Copernico 2-37, One block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt & C. Luis Pasteur.

Please, not before 9 AM

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

Imdurama refrigerator with freezer

66 inches tall. 26 inches wide. Beige color. Works great. Freezer is non frosting. $200.00 Email to see pics.

Bodhi: 096 900 7688.

City: Cuenca

Semi – professional KitchenAid mixer and attachments

KitchenAid stand mixer – Model Epicurean 8 quart. Extra powerful 300 watt motor. Comes with $300+ worth of attachments, including flat beater, whisk, dough hook, shredder and grater with 4 cutting discs, meat grinder with 2 different blades (back new replacement grinder set), juicer.

All: $400

View at Garage Sale on Saturday after 9 AM.

Calle Copernico 2-37, One block south of Av. Abelardo J. Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

Weber gas grill and utensils

Weber gas grill with gas tank. Also includes utensils, i.e. grill forks, grill spatula, grill tongs. Additionally, specialized grill baskets for fish, meat and specialty items.

All for $250.

View at Garage Sale on Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo J. Andrade between C. Humbolt & C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

Queen-size bedroom set

Queen-size bedroom set, includes: headboard, footboard, queen mattress, pillows, linens, blanket, bedspread, dual control mattress warmer, 2 bedside rugs, 2 nightstands, 2 bedside lamps.

Complete set for only $500.

2nd bedroom set, includes: headboard, footboard, mattress, linens, blanket, pillows, handmade quilt, 2 nightstands, 2 bedside lamps – all for $500.

View at Garage Sale, Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Address: Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur.

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

TCL 55″ Ultra HD color TV with Firestick

TCL 55 Inch ultra high def color television. Includes programmed Firestick and wall mount kit.

$500, all-inclusive

View at Garage Sale on Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Address: Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

Bulgarian yogurt

Bulgarian yogurt with 100% natural lactobacillus bulgaricus, which does not contain preservatives, colorants or added sugars.

Brings to you a variety of healthy foods such as: paellas, desserts and food without preservatives or colorings. Our chef, of European origin, has more than 15 years of experience in Spain and the Canary Islands.

Hristo Syarov: 098 066 9035.

City: Cuenca

RL jeans, RL tops, RL sweater, Donna Karan jacket – women’s S/M

Donna Karan Blazer – Size M – Dark grey tropical wool + elastic, silk lining. Freshly dry cleaned. It has been worn very little and very gently, freshly dry cleaned. Looks new. Bought on sale for $120, plus taxes and deliveries in the USA and to Ecuador. Now $45

Ralph Lauren jeans, new size 8p, but it is probably 6.
Ralph Lauren Jeans size 8/petite – dark blue wash. They have been washed, but never worn. Straight leg, narrow. They are probably closer to size 6. The Petite sizes are for the up to 5’4″ tall women. Paid $50, on a very good sale, plus $25 in taxes and deliveries in the USA and to Cuenca. Now only $30.


Marc’s Consignment

Hello Everyone, Christmas is just around the corner and we want to help you complement those special moments with your loved ones, either by giving a small gift or making a change of some new furniture to have a better welcome next year, so you can stop by our store and take a look at our incredible items that we have. Also, every week we will be filled with new products such as furniture, dining rooms, home office, appliances, sofas, recliners, mattresses, etc. And take home your favorites at the best possible price.

Call us, send a text message, send us an email or find us at Simón Bolívar and Miguel Heredia, corner.

For more information about us,

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

Sleep number bed for sale

Do you want to own a piece of heaven? This queen-size sleep number bed, almost brand-new, is the perfect solution to have a good night’s sleep and it is on sale.

For more information, please call 098 660 7720, in Cuenca

Betty Alderete: 098 660 7720.

City: Cuenca

Mattress for sale

Sleep well. A great mattress for a great night’s sleep. Our mattress collections offer comfort solutions for every body and for every sleep style. From high quality standards to the industry’s most innovative features to competitive pricing, find the comfort, quality, and support for a great night’s sleep.

10 years warranty

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods re-opens Dec 6th

Hi there…

Bernie and I will be back home December 6th, all rejuvenated from our relaxing time off. Being back home means getting back in the kitchen and cooking all your favorites for you. That will also include your Pumpkin Pies for the holidays.

He will be delivering on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Bernie and Nancy: 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca

Weekend solidarity, garage sale

Dear All, we are a group of friends that every year make special programs for kids in need in Molleturo. There are 3 villages where we go; those are Arquillo, Huigra and San Antonio.

We always buy with the funds we collected: toys, candies bags, also if we can we buy bags with groceries. Sometimes we also had been able to give grocery bags for the old people.

We are making a Solidarity Garage Sale. We would like and appreciate your presence and help. We’ll have clothes, shoes, house ornaments, furniture, and more… but if you can also donate anything we can use for the program in the village, we will be very thankful.


Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Does your computer or phone need some repair?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?

• Are you Looking for a senior discount on your services?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-years’ experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal available


098 352 2685

Tours in, out and around Quito by EcuaTouring

Planning to visit Quito for leisure, business or transit?

We have you covered:

– Tours leaving from Quito Airport and accommodation pick up
– Custom one-day trips (Mindo, Otavalo, Cotopaxi Volcano, Quilotoa Lagoon, Baños de Agua Santa, Papallacta Hot Springs and more.
– Quito Airport transfers in/out
– Driving by the hour and facilitators (shopping, public offices, hospitals and more)
– Multi-day custom tours to any of the extraordinary destinations of Ecuador´s mainland.
– Local Spanish/English speaking guides.

For more information and prices, you are welcome to visit: or contact us directly to

Cardenal de la Torre OE-7156 Quito Ecuador.

Cardenal de la Torre OE-7156 Quito Ecuador.

Amanda Mena
099 519 8944
WhatsApp +593 99 519 8944

Temporary/permanent visas…100% guaranteed

If you are filing for a Temporary/Permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a Visa Facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
Whatsapp +593 99 960 3663

Natural and organic products for the skin. Made in Ecuador

Are you looking for 100% organic products for you your family? We have what you are looking for.

Natú is an organic line of products with a good price. Formulas rescued from our Gramma’s knowledge. We have essential oils, body Lotions, face skin, day care for men, women and children.
We deliver to all over Ecuador, Just ask for our catalog:

Av de los Conquistadores 1446, Guàpulo

Silvia Vargas
098 615 7710

Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a 2022 dMax diesel 4-door truck that takes up to 4 people and all your luggage. Cuenca-Guayaquil or vice versa for $95 so…

…let’s book Transpo

Bolivar 6-40

Jon LaBouef
098 494 9008

Christmas for dogs. Pop-up shop, Today 10 AM – 4 PM

I hope to see you today at my little shop for dogs, popping open for Christmas shopping, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Text me when you arrive so that I can open the gate. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. Please leave your dogs at home, if you can. We have a new dog here and we’re working on his manners.

Remember, I’m a dog trainer. I’m not in the pet store business. But I do have specialty products that you cannot find elsewhere in Cuenca.

For walking nicely on leash: harnesses and head halters.


Mujeres que impactan, craft fair

Tomorrow Saturday, December 4, the Rotaract Tumibamba team invites you to the Mujeres que Impactan craft fair, which aims to boost the businesses of 38 women entrepreneurs of different nationalities with a common goal: success.

At this fair, organized by Rotaract Club Tumipamba, you can taste desserts, buy beautiful handicrafts and learn much more about various services.

This fair is based on the idea that female entrepreneurship can break with social prejudices about women’s actual capacities for business.


VAN/SUV transportation service with English speaking driver

Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone: I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.


Multitasking Lady in Cuenca

Hello, a pleasure to greet you. My name is Patricia, I am a Venezuelan girl, professional with SENESCYT registration, trilingual (Spanish: native / English: basic / Protuguese: intermediate), honest, responsible and committed, I offer my multitasking services in:

– Succulent plant arrangements in second-hand items transformed into artistic pots. What item do you have at home and will I transform it? (Low budget)
– Spanish conversation tutor in Italki and Classgap. Individual: by appointment. Price per hour: $15
– Dog Walk. Hour: $20. Experience: +7 years (Venezuela and Ecuador)
– House and office cleaning. With 3 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable references. Prices per day from $25 depending on the size of the property.
– Elderly Care. With 2 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable references. Price per day: $50
– Organization of spaces. With 7 months of experience (Ecuador) to certify me. We make a work plan for you and prepare a Budget.
– Basic Course of Cyptomonedas I and II. For those who want to learn and start investing. Investment: $15 for 2 hours each course.

Cuenca. Centro de Cuenca.

Patricia Ledezma
096 350 9889

Great sale – Last hours, Cuenca Shop and King Smokehouse

Last hours of the Great Sale – Finishes at 4:30 PM today (Saturday)

20% Discount – All CuencaShop Products (Cash)
15% Discount – All CuencaShop Products (Card)
10% Discount – King Smokehouse Products

So all the scotch, bourbons, tequilas, rums, wines, chocolates, coffees, juices, essential oils, olive oils, sauces, salmon, housewares, mustards, cereals, spices, goat cheese, snacks – yes all 20% off*

Grab a bargain


Deluxe pet sitting service in town

We (mother and daughter) offer kind, deluxe and trusted pet service at Cuenca. We love pets (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) let us take care of your pet if you have travel plans or difficult circumstances. Mother is a nurse and physician assistant, daughter is studying last year of high school. References is available upon request.

Ave Los Andes y Cajas. Cuenca

096 325 6117

Are you looking for your new TV LG – Samsung?

Hi, my name is Nestor Reinoso

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Recommendation for David Jackson, WiFi/TV/Computer Nerd

David set up my wifi and TV in my new apartment almost 2 weeks ago. He really knows what he is doing. I am so happy with everything he did including my TV programs. He even checks with me to see how things are working. Definitely recommend.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 665 5450

Recommended by Lonita Jensen:

Tienda Café specials

Hi! to everyone! Now that cherry season is back, our amazing Cherry Pie is available. Come visit us at the shop. You can have it by the slice, $2.90. You can add vanilla ice or whipped cream. Also, you will find Lemon Merengue Pie, Apple Pie by slice. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, chocolate trufas, cinnamon rolls. Try our special waffles, traditional with fresh fruit, ice cream, dulce de leche, Nutella. Or gluten free, vegan waffles made of green plantain, yuca, potato or corn, served with egg. cheese, avocado, chicken, refried beans — you choose.

You can place an order for a whole pie, $15. Any of them Cherry, Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate, Apple and blackberry crumble.

We hope to see you by the shop, and enjoy this beautiful day.

Tuesday-Sunday, 9 AM – 1:30 PM. 4 – 8:30 PM, Coronel Talbot 8-52, between Sucre and Bolivar street, in front of San Sebastian Park, house with red doors.

Isabel Tinoco: 099 924 7837

Ali’s Kitchen

Yes this pandemic has taken its toll and I hope that everyone managed to stay healthy and well. I am taking orders for hummus, baba ghanouj, tahini and pita bread for next Tuesday, Dec 7th.

pita bread 7 pita 30% integral $2
hummus 8 oz $4
baba ghanouj 8 oz $4.25
tahini 8 oz $4.50
Please place your orders before Tuesday. Delivery is not included.

Dec 7th, Mariscal Sucre y Miguel Velez

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210

Self Defense Demo and free coffee or smoothie with Rey Damasco

Rey Damasco, A Filipino Eskrimador, will be doing an outdoor Self Defense Demo Saturday morning.


10 AM – noon

Get your free cappuccino or a healthy smoothie.
A regular breakfast and lunch menu are available.
Don’t miss this.

Saturday, 4th of December, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordonez Lasso

Rey Damasco: 096 322 3377

Garage sale babies, kids, teenagers and adult stuff

Clothes, books, kitchen stuff, shoes, toys and more. 9 till noon on Saturday the 4th of December.
Located at Bodhi Burgers: Mariscal Sucre in between 3 de Noviembre y Plaza San Sebastian.

December 4th, 9 till noon, various, 17-80 Mariscal Sucre just above 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.

Bodhi: 096 900 7688

All are welcome ~ come as you are

At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

Come worship with us in our new auditorium.

You are invited to join us on Sunday morning from 10 until 11:30. We have room for you and your family. All are welcome. Come check us out and see what we are all about.

We are a truly diverse church with people from 14 different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore what God’s word really means and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.


Gran Feria Sabatino’s is today, Saturday, December 4

The advantage of having a fair that is totally outdoors is it provides a safe environment for everyone. In the case of inclement weather, each station has an umbrella so you can wait it out or go inside for lunch. Mask wearing will be strictly enforced so please expect to comply with all biosecurity measures.

Below are the 18 participating vendors. You’ll find a variety of items including handmade crafts, gourmet foods and smoked products, organic produce and coffee, and freshly baked breads. Start making your list now!


Evening Prayer at St. Christopher’s Mission

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

In-person worship has resumed at 4 PM each Sunday, with COVID-19 protocol being followed. Masks are required. Address: Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina



Christmas Bazaar at Common Grounds

We are happy to announce our Christmas Bazaar coming this December 18th. Are you a local vendor/artisan who has nice items you are looking to sell? Do you want to get your items in front of more customers here in Cuenca? If so, why not sign up to participate in our monthly Bazaar? We are conveniently located in a well-known establishment, Common Grounds.

There is still time to sign up. We will provide you with a table and chairs (feel free to decorate the table however you wish). This is a great venue to show off what you have to offer and make some potentially new clients and friends along the way. If interested in signing up, please contact me at 099 285 3397


Follow the breath, and meditate from home with Shambhala

Just breathe. Attention to the breath is a sort of bridge that connects the mind to the body. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.


Open table, Lord’s Supper, Sunday at ICC

All are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper this Sunday at the International Christian Community. This inspirational remembrance of Christ is open to all who hunger and thirst for a closer walk with God. The elements of bread and juice will be served in individual portions.

Come and enjoy the prayers, hymns, scriptures and message of a fearless community celebrating a more excellent way of life than what is offered in these dark and isolated times. Let God be glorified and a light shine in the darkness. See you Sunday.

Sunday, December 5, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca.

Phil Kennemer:

Volleyball reminder – Please reserve

If you are interested in playing this coming Sunday, December 5th from noon to 2 PM, please email me or join the Facebook Group listed below and reserve. We are trying to get a count of confirmed players, each week, so that there are at least 8 players. Otherwise, the game will be cancelled and the Facebook group will be notified on Saturday the 4th by 7 PM if the game is on or cancelled for the week.

We invite you to join us,

Where: Parque El Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catolica Santa Maria de El Vergel.
When: We will play Sunday, December 5th from noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set- Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, December 5th, from noon to 2 PM (weather permitting), Free, Parque El Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catolica Santa Maria de El Vergel., Cuenca.


Super Christmas Tag Sale

Looking for unique, festive, and fun gifts for your friends that won’t break the bank? Look no further. Offering the lowest prices of the year on mirrored and mercury glass ornaments, vintage drinking glasses, jewel toned vases, colorful lotus candleholders, hand-painted parasoles, textiles from all over the world, hand carved Balinese teak mirrors, fabric covered journals, wooden sculptures, an antique Buddha and even a dragon.

See our Facebook page for a sampling of what is available:

Saturday, December 4th from 9 AM – 2 PM, free, Calle las Margaritas 1-78 y Los Cedros (in front of Condominium Las Margaritas 1), Cuenca.

Kristin Anderson: +1 802 579 8517

A special tribute to Selena

Last year Carnales Mexican Grill commemorated the 25 years since Selena’s tragic death by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her community. Due to the high demand for more shows, we added a few extra dates, each one of them selling out. We are once again proud to announce the 5th Selena Tribute Concert schedule for Saturday, January 22nd. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer.

Carnales Mexican Grill offers the very best in Sonoran style cuisine, with your choice of 9 different grilled or braised meats, all served on hand made flour tortillas made fresh every single day.

January 22nd, from 3 to 4:30 PM, 15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665

Francisco Lara Marrero tonight at the Jazz Society Cafe

Francisco Lara Marrero with Mariangel Mundaray and the Jazz Devils.
Don’t miss this extraordinary saxophonist with this great band.

4th of December, Saturday 6 to 10 PM, $5 donation for the musicians. Los Cedros y Los Claveles, corner building, one block north of Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Coffee concert and poetic recital at Breakcoffee

This Saturday at 8 PM in Breakcoffe (Juan Jaramillo 4-81 and Mariano Cueva) there will be coffee concert and poetic recital, Gabriel Osorio and Lisseth Gomez will be interpreting completely unplugged original songs, ballads, reagee, chill, American folk and two voices. something else make up a repertoire prepared to enchant softly, sweetly and intimately. The themes alternate with the reading of poems by Daniel Osorio and Daniel Iorio.

You are all cordially invited.

Cover: $4

December 4th, Saturday, from 8 to 9:15 PM, $4,
Breakcoffee is at Juan Jaramillo 4-81 and Mariano Cueva, Cuenca.

Gabriel Osorio: 096 315 1359

3-bedroom, fully furnished condo has patio, outdoor kitchen and sunroom

This fully furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cuenca condo has a patio, outdoor kitchen, and a sunroom. It is located in one of Cuenca’s best neighborhoods — a block from the Yanuncay River and its beautiful walking and bike paths and riverside parks. Located in the Glorietta building, a 24/7 security building favored by expats and locals alike, this 196 m2 (2,100 square foot) luxury ground floor apartment also has one underground parking space and a large bodega/storage unit.

The apartment includes a huge patio with a covered BBQ area and an outdoor kitchen, as well as open seating area filled with plants and lush greenery. A good-sized laundry room with a sink is found off the terrace.

The large, open-concept living space includes a living and dining room, a kitchen with an eat-in bar and lots of windows, and a comfortable and cozy TV area. A beautiful sunroom/conservatory with red brick tiling on the floors and an open-air covered roof is the perfect place for privacy and relaxation or a nice afternoon cup of tea.

There are 3 bedrooms with tons of built-in closets and storage space, as well as 3 full bathrooms — all with bathtubs and ventilator fans. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet. There is a spacious office, with terrace views, which could also be used as a 4th bedroom.

Natural gas is central throughout the building. The parking and bodega/storage are underground which is also accessible by electrical doors from the street. As the apartment is in the back corner of the building, it is very quiet with no hall traffic or road noise. 24 hr. security with friendly, helpful watchmen will make you feel safe. In this same building are a community room and a basic gym. The building also has a well-stocked mini Mercado. Mall Del Rio is 5 minutes away and Supermaxi Don Bosco is also within easy reach.

The stove, range and range hood are included in the purchase prices, as are built-ins and custom window coverings, including black-out drapes in the master bedroom.

The asking price for this fully furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cuenca Condo with a patio, outdoor kitchen, and sunroom is listed at $195,000.

Furnished, $195,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Primero de Mayo y Carlos V, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638560951

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

Unfurnished apartment, 3 BR – 2.5 baths, with terrace, near river

Location: The house is located few steps from “Yanuncay River”, 1.5 blocks from Avenue Las Americas, where the Tranvía station is located. Downtown is about 15 minutes bus distance. 

Description: The apartment is on the 2nd floor, few steps. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, studio room, half bath, laundry area with small terrace. 

More listings? More photos? Google map location? Please request by email. 

Price reduced: Unfurnished, $350. Small pet is OK. 
Utilities are not included 

Address: Francisco Cisneros, near Yanuncay River, close to Tranvía station, Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1629422157 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Unfurnished one story house, 4 BR, with large green yard, Chaullabamba

Location: It is located on Km 14 ½ on the Panamericana Norte avenue, in the back of a small gated community; between 30-40 minutes from city center of Cuenca. This area belongs to Chaullabamba with warm weather and surrounded by nature. The bus stop is in the main avenue, that can take you to the city in around 30 minutes high traffic. If you want to go to the nearest grocery store it is on the main avenue near Chaullabamba center, around 5 minutes´ car distance.

Description: This is a one-story house, and has around 6561.68 square feet of land and 984 square feet of construction. The big land has a playground field, gardens, lots of trees, fruits, guard house, park games for children, and lots of green grass. Inside the house there are: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, social bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and a chimney. The house is surrounded by alarm system and works with water heater by gas.

More photos? Google map location? Please write us.

“Can´t find what you are looking for here? Please write us with the word finder´s fee and we will find a place with your specifications”.

Unfurnished, $500 not negotiable. Pets are allowed.
The rent does not include utilities (Might cost you extra $15 water, $20 electricity and $35 high speed internet)

Address: Panamericana norte km 14 1/2 (Antigua vía Azogues), Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1635198008

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Fully furnished apartment, 2 BR – 1 bath, great location!! 

Location: The building is near Supermaxi of Don Bosco, around 8 blocks from Yanuncay river, walking distance to CoralCentro of Américas, Bus stop is only one block; and Downtown is around 10 minutes bus distance. Nearby you will find almost everything you need, groceries, restaurants, ATMs, pharmacies, etc. 

Building: The apartment is on the 3rd floor, with elevator, security guard with office hours. 

Description: The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living and dining room, small attic, kitchen with plenty of cabinets, washer and dryer, 1 double size bed. It is located in the back of the building. 

$365 One year lease 
$400 6 month lease 
$435 3 month lease 
Includes building fee 

Does not include utilities, might cost you extra around $65 (water, electricity and internet). 

“Can´t find what you are looking for here?, then write us with the word “Finder´s fee” and we will look further listings according to your requirements.” 

Address: Av. Don Bosco and El Salado street (“Condominum Don Bosco”), Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634001638 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Candies, cookies, toys and more…

Christmas is coming and we want you to be part of our project.
Hogar de Esperanza foundation will be delivering candy bags to the children who are part of the foundation.

For this we require candies, cookies and some toys. Join our cause by donating one of these items. Let’s give happiness to the children in this Christmas season.

Fernando: 099 866 2152. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito Carols, Cupcakes and Coffee event cancelled

Dearest friends,

The new Omicron strain has caused concern among national health experts. President Lasso has implemented new guidelines effective December 1. We hope that these new guidelines will help make Covid more manageable.

So, with great sadness we have decided to cancel the Carols, Cupcakes and Coffee thank you event planned for December 7th. We have been waiting so long to meet again and share our gratitude with you for all the support that you have given us especially during Covid, however, your health is always our priority.

Our kitchen staff has prepared very special recipes full of gratitude and affection for you, and we want you to enjoy them. We invite you to come by on Tuesday, December 7, from 8 to noon and pick up some of treats to take and enjoy at home. We will be waiting for you.

If you have pennies or donations you would like to drop off, or if you would like to purchase a 2022 calendar, please stop by Monday through Friday from 8 AM to Noon.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Susan and Diana

Dianita Vazquez Bravo: .

City: Cuenca

Thirty five special Christmas meals, Fundacion Nur

Can you help us with the purchase of food for the 35 families that Fundacion Nur supports?

You can buy the suggested items and deliver them to us or send the money for us to buy them. What works better for you? Thank you very much.


Vaccination card request, Azogues, Loja, Guayaquil, update

Hi all,

This early morning, I was in Azogues, doing a process in the Migration (Human Mobility Office) in Azogues, and I had to show my vaccination card in order to go into the building. All the people who were there, doing different processes, had to show the vaccination card, and the picture attached here says “…have to show the vaccination card, complete”.

Also, some offices in Cuenca are asking for that, and below the link that the office is Guayaquil, are requesting that card.

Remember, the President says “all the public buildings”, so, private buildings are not requesting this, yet… and the President did a kind of “invitation” (exhortó) to request the card
And, after I received an email asking me to check if is true that Supermaxi Loja, is requesting the card, I called to Supermaxi, and until today, no. No need to show a vaccine card in order to buy in Supermaxi store.

Will continue informing, if something else comes up.


Ulises Acosta: .

City: Loja

Mocha – Golden/brown retriever (mix) puppy

We have one absolutely adorable, 12-week-old, female golden/brown retriever (mix) puppy that is available for adoption. Mocha has been dewormed and has received her vaccinations.

These pups were rescued recently along with their mother because the owners “didn’t want them anymore” and wanted to “get rid of them”. They were terribly neglected and left to fend for themselves. They are currently being fostered in Paute.

Please contact me if you’re interested in this beautiful baby,

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Beautiful and loving kittens for adoption

Hello friends, I rescued two female beautiful kittens. They are approximately two months old, very playful and sweet. They use the litter box. I am looking for a loving home for them. They will be vaccinated and dewormed. They must be sterilized when they reach the required age, please.

It would be great if they go together, but if it is not possible, they can go to separate homes. Please share the information.

Thank you very much.
Inf: 098 963 4676 WhatsApp

Lili Morocho: 098 963 4676. Call after: 2 PM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for apartment for rent

Looking for furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $450.

Hello All: I just arrived from the US two days ago. Next week I will begin my earnest search for a rental apartment. Two bedrooms, two baths. I would like basic services and internet to be included. If not, this will be an arguing point on the rental price. I prefer quiet to noise, nature to honking cars in a definitely non-smoking place. Pets: I am an animal lover. I have no pets now, but could possibly seek getting a small pet in the next year. This is for a long-term rental. I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks,


Anyone Traveling Soon to the States? 

Have an important business letter, a #10 size envelope, to be “Priority Mail” (USPS) to a USA address. 
Will pay a fee for this kind service. Thank you in advance for helping us. 

Jeremiah: 099 579 6943. Call after: 9 AM. 

City: Cuenca

Linens–gently used– or new

I am looking for a set or two of quality sheets that are new or gently used– open to muling as well—queen-size–17″ pockets; deep mattress.
I also need duvet covers, queen size; floral preferred.
If anyone is returning to Cuenca and can do a little shopping in Canada or the US, great. Pay for service.

I am not interested in Sukasa sheets as a suggestion–but thanks.
Flannel sheets or cotton blend, at least 700 thread count.

I appreciate any help as my new dog has chewed my remaining sheets to smithereens and they have been repaired but look ugly! And, please no comments about the dogs– I already know there has been a problem and am now out to get a chew toy– barn door syndrome.

Barbie Simmons: .

City: Cuenca


Looking for someone that can print a certificate and frame it for me…

Randy Church

City: Cuenca

Covid-19 PCR test with results in a couple of hours

In light of a new regulation for entry to US, “each person needs to be tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of boarding their flight, regardless of their vaccination status.” I am looking for a lab in Cuenca or individual, who can perform required Covid-19 test and provide results in a couple of hours or less.

All suggestions will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Henry: .

City: Cuenca

Weekend Solidarity Garage Sale

Dear All, we are a group of friends that every year make special programs for kids in need in Molleturo, there are 3 villages where we go; those are Arquillo, Huigra and San Antonio.

We always buy with the funds we collected, toys, candies bags, also if we can we buy bags with groceries. Sometimes we also had been able to give grocery bags for the old people.

We are making a Solidarity Garage Sale. We would like and appreciate your presence and help. We’ll have clothes, shoes, house ornaments, furniture, and more… but if you can also donate anything we can use for the program in the village, we will be very thankful.

This is the month to show how grateful we are for all the blessings we already have. We appeal to your heart and solidarity,

You can call our numbers: 098 334 9098 or 098 981 1522 regarding the donations until Friday or visit us Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM in Mariscal Sucre 17-55 and Miguel Heredia, going up to the “Corazones” High School.

Fabiola: 098 981 1522.

City: Cuenca

Designer linen desk chair for sale

Designer linen desk chair for sale, plus other items.

I had requests from several people for this chair but cannot find the names.

This is a lovely, light gray linen swivel desk chair with full adjustments, rolling legs, decorative nail head trim on the sides, chrome base.
There’s a photo of the chair in the link below.


Moving sale

Moving to smaller apartment. Selling articles of great variety and low price. All offers considered. We are flexible to your requirements.

Sale to be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Phone 096 992 1233 or write to Many varieties of things:

Electronics/Flat Screen TV/Printer
Board Games
Food processors
Other Kitchen Appliances

Corner Av. 3 Noviembre y Los Cipreses. Condominio Terrassa, between 3 de Noviembre and Ordoñez Lasso. Directly across from Rio Tomebamba. Security guard will admit.

Thank you.

Veronica: 096 992 1233.

City: Cuenca

Mega promotion in motorcycles for children

*Age from 3 to 10 years
*Independent suspension
*Leather seat
*Air wheels
*Battery: 12v7ah
*390 * 2 watt motor
*Battery display
*Body light
*LED headlights

Ivonne Gutierrez: 099 279 8810.

City: Cuenca

Moving boxes for sale

I have 35 boxes, all in great condition. Mostly in the following sizes, but a few are smaller. Measurements are in inches. All 35 for $30.

19 L x 15 D x 23 H

22 L x 16 D x 16 H

27 L x 18 D x 12 H

24 L x 14 D x 15 H

Tim: 096 847 9554.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles, furniture, home appliances and more

For over 8 years, JD’s Muebles has made it easy to purchase furniture, home appliances, etc. in Cuenca. JD’s Muebles allows us to provide quality service and value. As soon as you walk into our store you’ll feel right at home. Our friendly staff will get to know you and your vision and your budget in order to help you choose the right furniture, appliances and many other things and style for your home.

We can help you outfit every room in your home, whether you want to replace existing living room furniture or accessorize your bedroom, we’re ready to help.

We also specialize in furniture selection, including dining room, media, home office, home appliances, sofas, recliners, mattress, etc.

If you’ve never been here, you don’t know what you’re missing. If you’ve visited our store in the past, you should definitely come back. Our inventory is always changing, which means you never know what you might find. We have furniture and accessories available for immediate delivery and can place special and custom orders as well. No matter what style decor you’re looking for, we have it.

Visit us today and let us show you that customer service is our number one priority.

JD’s Muebles
21-111 gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Household items for sale

Wood Coat Rack – $25
#1 – Wood small table w/2 chairs – $25
#2 – Wood square table w/2 chairs (dark stain) – $50
Lamps – Small Gray $5; Tall floor lamps – $10 each
Large Clock – $10
Oster Toaster – $15
Emerson Microwave – $45

Dale: .

City: Cuenca

Christmas for dogs. Pop-up shop, this Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Put it on your calendar. A visit to my little shop for dogs, open just for Christmas. Every Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Text me when you arrive so that I can open the gate.

Remember, I’m a dog trainer. I’m not in the pet store business. But I do have specialty products that you cannot find elsewhere in Cuenca.

For walking nicely on leash: harnesses and head halters.

Read more….

Active and solidarity campaign

Hello! We are a group of students from the Salesian Polytechnic University. We actively participate in a project called “Minka Project” in which we collect food that will later be delivered to the institution to give to different communities in Ecuador that request donations, whatever. Please contact the student Joselyn Ureña at the following number: 099 434 2726 or you can help us with the donation of food at the following location:

Gran Colombia 21-111 and Unidad Nacional, which corresponds to Local JD’s Muebles.

We will be delighted to receive your support for this project.

If they request to confirm the respective identity and avoid scams, please contact the email:, in which we will provide all the required information.
Thank you very much in advance

Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional

099 434 2726

Car registration (Matricula)

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

Wood, melamine, restoration, upholstery

Hello, my name is Carolina Lucena. I am an interior designer. I can help you restore your furniture, upholster it, make the furniture you need according to your taste and needs. I have my workshop and showroom. We speak English. Cuenca.

Cuenca Ordóñez Lasso

Carolina Lucena
098 781 8622

Professional carpet cleaning

Experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in Cuenca, offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US. Cleaning services offered for:

Upholstered furniture
Auto interiors

We speak English. Call now for a free estimate. Give us a call or send a message.


Handyman services
Home improvement
Remodeling General Construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Kimchi at Thai Connection

Hello Dear Friends and Customers, this week we are offering fresh delicious Kimchi, 400 gr. for just $5.

Mango season has come. We are so excited to offer you such a delicious and unique dessert:

Sticky rice with mango: $5

Our weekly specials:

Drunken Noodles: $8.50
Sweet and Sour Pork: $8.50
Spicy Korean Ramen soup: $8.50
Spicy Minced Chicken with Broccoli and Basil: $8.50

Of course, don’t forget our delicious Carrot Cake and authentic Thai Iced Tea.

Call us or WhatsApp us at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006

Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante

099 954 7006

High rates of return + safety/security

Because many GringoPost readers may not be familiar with Cooperco, I’d like to introduce this exceptional co-operative to you:

Established in Cuenca in 1965, Cooperco has, until now, been focused almost exclusively on servicing the Cuencano community. That exclusive emphasis has begun to shift. In addition to continuing to serve the Cuencano community, Cooperco, in 2020, expanded its capability to now include a strong initiative serving Cuenca’s international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Cooperco has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.


A couple of announcements from Luvimar

Hello everybody. I hope you’re doing amazing.
First a short announcement. This Saturday, the fourth, Luvimar will close at noon.
Also new products just arrived.

– I always wanted to add a pasta line, so now I have from the Barilla brand, classic spaghetti and whole grain spaghetti, penne rigate and fusilli.
– From the Hershey’s brand, milk chocolate and cookies & creme bars. Also unsweetened cocoa.

Adding a couple of things on the healthy product line:

– Low sugar, collagen bars with bioactive collagen and also 38% protein. Two flavors, chocolate and strawberry.
– Hemp body lotion. This lotion is great for hydrating and nourishing your skin. With 100% pure natural hemp seed oil and pure herbal extracts like shea butter, calendula, and ginger root extract. Also, it smells great.

The website has been undergoing maintenance due to a security issue but it’s almost ready again. Fixing some minor details now.

I also offer:

– Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish).
– Delivery available.
– I accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer and payments through the PayPhone App.

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Creación Muebles.

“Creación Muebles y Complementos” is pleased to invite our customers to visit us. Come and see our fantastic models or have us make the wood furniture of your dreams. Give elegance and distinction to your home. Get the best furniture made by Cuencanos craftsmen.

Facebook creacionmuebles y complementos

Celina Acha de Vega 1-31 (Urbanización Rio Sol 1).

Fernando Cordova
098 449 7168 / 099 682 3249

Santa Ana Clinic

We are pleased to offer our services in different areas such as pharmacy, laboratory, radiodiagnosis (X-ray, ultrasound, tomography) and nutrition.

Our pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, home delivery service attends from 8 AM to 10 PM.

Our laboratory is also open 24 hours a day and offers home delivery service Monday through Friday in the morning.

We’ll be delighted to assist you.

Manuel J. Calle y Paucarbamba. Cuenca

Carol Pedauga
099 806 3062

The best mani and pedi place in town

Musas Nails Studio offers services for both manicure and pedicure. We use the best products to guarantee a good care of your nails.
Follow us on our social media for discounts and more.
We speak English.

Los Alamos y Av. Ordoñez Lasso

Isabel Rodriguez Arce
098 750 0386

Best Amazon Expedition at Cuyabeno Ecological Reserve

Cuyabeno Rainforest Adventure:

This program can be for 4 days/ 3 nights or 5 days/ 4 nights
The Cuyabeno National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Region is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Over 602,000 hectares of primary rainforest with an incredible variety of Neotropical wildlife: river dolphins, caimans, anacondas, monkeys, spiders, and butterflies are just some of the animals you can find here. The bird life is spectacular as well, it includes the prehistoric-looking hoatzin, the umbrella bird, toucans, parrots, macaws, and the legendary harpy eagle.


Mother and daughter looking for work

Hello, I am Lidia Maria Ayui Shiki and my daughter are available for cleaning, gardening, elderly or child care or any other work that may be required. We are responsible, respectful and hard workers.

We appreciate any offers or recommendations from any place that needs employees. thank you.


Lidia Ayui

096 411 6868

Recommendation for reduced waste, great food quality, food products

I’ve been using Qorighee for almost a year now, and it’s been consistently great. Their organic, raw butter and cheese are first-rate with excellent prices. Very importantly, I can receive their products in my own containers, avoiding single-use plastics. Check ’em out in the links below.

Location is changed from Google Maps, now near Yanuncay River on Fernando de Aragon 2-70.


Contact information: 098 146 0912 WhatsApp, Instagram QoriGhee

Recommended by Pete Meyer: 098 284 8203 with WhatsApp

Recommendation for Cuenca Medical Resources, an informational website

Many times I have used this website to find English speaking doctors – both primary care providers and specialists, medical facilitators, a medical history form, the list goes on and on. The website is run by volunteers. There is no profit motive involved. Thank you to the volunteers who continue to compile new information and recommendations based on expat input from GringoPost or through the website: . You can copy and paste the website or email me for a link.

Address: Cuenca Medical

Contact information:

Recommended by Katy Johnson:

Attention all new expats

New expats open house. Designed just for you.

Save the date. Wednesday, December 15. 5-7 PM at Kolo Restaurant

Whether you arrived last week, or last year, many new arrivals are still trying to figure out how to integrate into Cuenca


Blue Christmas Liturgy, 21 December 2021

You are invited to gather with the community of St. Christopher Episcopal Mission at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 21st for the Blue Christmas Liturgy. Masks are required. All are welcome to worship with St. Christopher Mission regardless of their faith tradition.

A Blue Christmas, a time when we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God. This time has been called the “long dark night of the soul” and “the winter of our discontent” in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming. For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult. For others, it may be Christmas Eve, or New Years Eve, or the beginning of another lonely New Year. In this service, we’ll have some singing appropriate to the season, recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone. We will invite you to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sadness you may feel and offer it to God for healing and transformation. We pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Always remember that God knows your pain and loves you unconditionally.

Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina
Light refreshments follow worship.

Tuesday, December 21st from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, free, Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina, Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner tssf: 096 795 9674

Reserve now! “A Christmas Carol” at ACT

Azuay Community Theater Presents:

A Christmas Carol Radio Show

Performed live at 4 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 10, 11, 12 and
December 17, 18, 19, 2021

(Doors open at 3:30)

Become a member of the in-studio audience as the Azuay Community Theater of the Air recreates a 1940’s style broadcast version of the Dickens classic. A dozen actors create 30 characters and three intrepid techs perform dozens of sound effects to bring to life this timeless tale of redemption.

Tickets are $15. Contact for details on reserving tickets via PayPal, bank transfer, in-person purchase or to reserve and pay at the door.

A Christmas Carol has been adapted for radio by Anthony E. Palermo.

The Azuay Community Theater production features:

Director: Paula Bailey

Cast: Joy Broomfield, Mark Deckard, Terry Drake, Matt Flynn, Bob Fry, Cody Hamilton, Bob Hay, Martha Hooper, Linda Lewis, Ray Lewis, Dodie Lovett. Markku Sario

Live sound effects: Laurie Jessup, Michael Phillips, Don Trammel

ACT is in the 1st building west of Hotel Oro Verde on Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca, EC.

December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, ACT is just west of Hotel Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca, EC

Ray Lewis

Velasco – Nicolalde Dúo — Vibraphone and Drums!

Don’t miss this great duo from the Berklee School of Jazz

“Julián Velasco (vibraphone) and David Nicolalde (drums) will present their collective compositions. Their improvisation created a melodies and rhythms from all over the world.

Julián Velasco began his musical studies at the Mozarte Conservatory and the Carlos Albán Percussion Studio in Quito, Ecuador. He received his BA from Berklee College of Music and his MA from Brooklyn College. Velasco has directed musical projects in New York, Boston and Quito, developing in their respective musical circuits and participating in international festivals.

“David Nicolalde studied contemporary music at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, later he studied for a year at the National School of Art in Havana and obtained his master’s degree at the Conservatorio del Liceo de Barcelona. He has collaborated with different projects in recordings, local concerts and festivals in Ecuador, Cuba and Spain.

Music starts at 7 PM
Dinner service starts at 6 PM
Full food & beverage menu; come hungry.

Friday 7pm, 3rd of December 2021, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner building) one block north of Ordonez Lasso

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377