Hello, Friends!

I’m excited to share with you that I will be serving with a Global Encounters mission team in Ecuador July 8-26! We will be working primarily with children, sharing the gospel with them in fun and exciting ways at VBS-style events and camps. I’d love to have your help making this happen. Here are a few details about my trip…

We will spend the first week in Quito, working with two local churches who use their VBS programs both to encourage the kids in their church and also as a way to reach out to the community. The second week will be at the coast, leading a week-long camp. There are so many opportunities to build relationships and disciple the kids at camp and many children have responded to the gospel at these camps over the years. We will wrap up the trip with a few days of teen ministry at the coast before heading home.

What does missions in Ecuador look like?

With the growth of the national church, many mission organizations have turned their attention elsewhere. While the church is strong and growing, pastors have expressed that they miss the encouragement from the missionaries. They are grateful to work side-by-side with believers from other countries. It reminds them that they are not alone and not forgotten.

One of the most exciting things about working in Ecuador right now is the growth of children’s ministries around the country. Much of this has been spurred on by our team’s host in Ecuador, Pastor Benjamin Contto. He is the children’s pastor at a church in Quito and has mentored the development of children’s ministries in churches all over the country. It’s exciting to be able to work with him and invest in some of these children’s ministries!

The kids in Ecuador had a rough few years during covid. Ecuador had some of the longest school shut-downs in the world. Many kids were stuck in their apartments for months on end. They need help learning how to recover from the depression and isolation of the last few years.

How can you help?

Please pray for my time in Ecuador! You can keep up with our team’s ministry activities through the Global Encounters’ Instagram and Facebook pages.

You can also help financially! My expenses are about $3000, including flights. You are welcome to share in this opportunity in large or small ways! You can use the link below to donate and it will be put towards my trip. Thank you so much for your generosity and help!

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