July 10 - 25, 2021
* This includes food, housing, transportation, medical insurance, t-shirt, and most ministry supplies. It does NOT include flights.
May 30, 2021
NUMBER OF SPACES OPEN
Covid Update 3/19/21: Ecuador is open! The covid rules for travel to Ecuador are fairly easy to work with, and children’s ministry within the country is possible. You will need a negative covid test taken no more than three days prior to arrival in Ecuador or proof of vaccination. The rapid test is fine. Ministry activities will be outdoors and the schedule will be a little different than a normal, but the trip is happening! Dates are posted for 2021 and registration is open!
In Ecuador, your entire day, every day, becomes an opportunity to demonstrate what you teach as you live life with the Ecuadorians. The first week of the trip the team will work with two churches in Quito, putting on kids’ programs. This year we will move the programs to outdoor spaces to work with Ecuador’s covid rules.
The second week will be near the coast and will be a camp-like experience. We aren’t sure if it will be at the camp we have used in the past, or based in a coastal village. It depends on how covid and the related rules develop in Ecuador over the next several months. Either way, the week will involve lots of games, crafts, stories, skits, and relationship building with the kids in a relaxed setting.
We have seen many kids respond to the gospel at these programs and we are excited to be back with the kids after a year of uncertainty and disruptions. Kids need to hear about our unchanging Savior – our rock and fortress in hard times – as the world works through all the disruptions of a pandemic and the kids grapple with life turned upside down.
- At least 16 years old (15 if traveling with an older sibling)
- Genuinely saved
- In agreement with the Global Encounters statement of faith
- Previous ministry experience with kids and teens is helpful, but not required.