Currently this trip is full and has started a waiting list. If you’re interested in coming and would like to reserve a spot on the waiting list, apply ASAP!
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. The second week will be based in Esmeraldas, working with the kids in small coastal villages. Poverty and broken families are hallmarks of this area and the children are hungry for love, acceptance, and attention. The third week, in Same (pronounced SAH-may – also on the coast), the team will be the activities directors for a camp, running the games, crafts, stories, skits, and beach time in a relaxed setting that allows for relationship-building and discipleship. In addition to the children’s program, the trip is also an awesome opportunity to invest in the lives of your translators and other young people from the churches who work alongside the team.
Micah, Elizabeth, and Philip will lead the trip this year. All three of them are experienced in children’s ministry and love working in Ecuador. They can’t wait to return to Ecuador with the 2017 team!
- 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.