author avatar

Lillie Mayfield

Inspired by her family's dedication to mission work, Lillie is passionate about service. She is active within both her school and church communities, and has taken several service trips throughout the US. Having had a taste of these eye-opening short term missions, Lillie craves the wonderfully unpredictable changes in her world view that a year in another culture can offer her. She hopes that from this year she will emerge with a better interpretation of herself, a new culture, and the world around her.


Respect Your Elders

February 23, 2014

As some of you might have heard, as of last Sunday, I have been evacuated out of my town because of the nearby volcano Tungurahua, which has been erupting beautifully lately.  I’m now staying at a hotel waiting for the “orange alert” to be taken down so that I can go back home to my...

Read More

Resolutions and Revelations

February 3, 2014

Happy New Year everyone!  I realize we’re halfway through January already, and I probably should have posted this earlier, but, if only for my own sake, I thought I would share with you all some of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014. I’ve never really been one for making New Year’s resolutions.  In the past...

Read More

Merry Christmas!

December 30, 2013

Here’s me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from Ecuador! The holidays are a hard time to be away from home, but there’s plenty of holiday spirit here as well!  Sending my love this holiday! -Lillie      

Read More

Eat, Pray, Love

December 4, 2013

I have never read the book, I have only seen parts of the movie on TV, but when I came across that title (Eat, Pray, Love) it struck me as the theme of my year. EAT “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who...

Read More

My Life Flashing Before My Eyes

October 10, 2013

No, I did not have a near-death experience.  The idea of my life flashing before my eyes came to me this morning as I was walking back from my first warm shower since I left Quito almost 3 weeks ago.  As I was marveling at the amount of hair I lost to my comb, I looked outside at the...

Read More

Vale la Pena

October 10, 2013

Muy buenos dias!  I know it has been a while since I’ve posted on my blog and many of you have been expecting a post, but I have been pretty busy here in Quito.  Not to say that I don’t miss you all terribly- because I do!  My time here has had its ups and downs (mostly ups). ...

Read More

Defining Myself

July 18, 2013

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received was from my father. When I was young he told me, “Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions.”  As a child I was so enlightened by this statement that I proceeded to harass my elementary teachers with every “why” and “how” question I could think of. While I...

Read More