The Echols Family
David is from Colorado Springs, CO and Sandy is from Johannesburg, South Africa. Between 2001 and 2003 we served as church planters with a small team of missionaries in Namibia, Africa. The team planted a church in a small village among the Himba people in the north of the country. Namibia is where we met, where we fell in love and where we were exposed to the vast need for the evangelism, discipleship and development in Africa. As we were married and left for the United States we committed ourselves to return to Africa. Over the next five years we studied cross-cultural ministry at Central Christian College of the Bible and built a support system that has allowed us to follow the Lord’s leading back to Africa.
We returned to Namibia in 2010, serving two years with Community Hope School, a Christian primary school in Katutura. During that time, God opened the doors to begin Three Measures, the church planting/community development ministry we had been dreaming of. During this time, we were also blessed with the birth of our two boys, Reese (2011) and Avi (2014).