On a Friday in January, Jovita Gutiérrez passed the day answering the telephone, greeting visitors to KBNL-FM in Laredo, Texas and helping with other aspects of the station’s operations. By the following Monday, Jan. 28, she had passed into eternity at the age of 81.
Time has passed and memories have faded, but when asked about his nursery schoolteacher, Chuck Howard pegged Betty Larson as “a cheerful, giving person who always thought of others and how she could encourage them to become all that God intended for them to become.” She died on Jan. 28, 2013.
Ray and Margie Thompson were HCJB Global's first missionary pharmacists, serving at Hospital Vozandes-Quito for five years during their retirement in the late 1980s. Ray recently passed away in Colorado after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
Late missionary John Mosiman, who served with HCJB Global in the 1950s and 1960s, used his artwork to transform lives. Among those he helped bring to Christ was Ecuadorian Lenin De Janón who later became a missionary himself. John died on Dec. 26 at the age of 81.
When Dale Shuck retired in 1982 after a 32-year engineering career, it was the impetus he needed to launch careers in farming and then HCJB Global. Dale died at the age of 87 on Saturday, Oct. 27, after a brief battle with leukemia.
Gonzalo Caravajal Sr., an Ecuadorian missionary who served as the radio pastor at Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador, for more than 20 years, died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, following a prolonged illness. He was 85.
For nearly 65 years Wanda Anderson was a fixture at the side of her husband, Dr. Ted Anderson. But her second love was Ecuador as the couple traveled to that country more than 20 times.
Perhaps Margaret Corin’s words seemed altogether too blunt: “I’m going to be praying for you. I don’t want to see my secretary go to hell.” But the Hospital Vozandes-Quito (HVQ) secretary, Mélida Logacho, saw tears welling up in Corin’s eyes, demonstrating her genuine concern.
As the son of an engineer, Stanley “Stan” Russell Swanson’s interest in shortwave radio had already been ignited by the time he reached age 12. In 1940 in Chicago, he first heard Radio Station HCJB, based in Ecuador.