Ecuador 2012

2010 Ecuador Missions TripDates: June 20 – August 8 — Work/Evangelism

Experience the breathtaking view of snow-capped Andes Mountains as you step outside your door each morning. Work for the Lord this summer in the shadow of the mighty Mt. Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano. Following Boot Camp you travel to

Orlando International Airport for a flight across the Caribbean Sea and Honduras to San SalvadorEl Salvador. A connecting flight takes you across Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean to LimaPeru before arriving in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.

From Quito you bus past majestic scenery to the Teen Missions in Ecuador BiBle, Missionary & Work Training Center.

The base is an old Spanish-style ranch with a barn, house and buildings surrounding a courtyard. Your project is to upgrade the buildings and repair the road to the base. Housing is in dorms with hot showers available. Bring winter clothing for cold days and nights.

During free time you might enjoy a hike up the mountains surrounding the property or have your picture taken with Mt. Cotopaxi in the background. On weekends, you can visit churches in Latacunga and use puppets, songs and testimonies to share the love of Christ. The local Indians will visit the base and you can barter for their goods.

On sightseeing day you will visit Mitad del Mundo, where you can stand astride the Equator, one foot in the Northern and one foot in the Southern Hemispheres. Enjoy bartering in the local market for llama wool clothing and blankets, jewelry, dolls, leather goods and paintings.

Estimated Project Expense: $3490 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

Register Online Now!       (Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)

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  1. What about skirt slips? We have a skirt that is thick and lined. Black. Is there a need for a slip?

  2. Okay, thank you. Can you wear t-shirts to Sunday services at Boot Camp?

  3. Are skirts needed at boot camp?

  4. Hello, I was wondering, do you have to go with your group or can my son join you once you all get there? We are planning on going to Ecuador in July til August 3rd. My son and I would love to get involved with your team in Ecuador and work together in serving?

  5. My daughter, Hannah, is a leader, and the 4:24 flight is for her departure on August 8th.

  6. The latest flight I can find is 4:24pm. Is that ok?

  7. Also, can she arrive on the 16th afternoon?

  8. Beth, I am Hannah O’Connor’s mom. Can you tell me when she needs to schedule her return flight as a leader?

  9. Hi again,so for the tool we’re assigned, to get the best equipment that is needed for the trip, how much should I put on a giftcard?

    • Andrea, Find out the cost of the tool you are assigned to bring and put that (or more:)) on the gift card.

  10. Where do we send the transportation cards to?

    • Andrea, The TMI address (885 E. Hall Rd./Merritt Island, FL 32953). You can include in the finance envelopes if you want.

  11. i am currently on the peru missions trip and was wondering if there is still room on the Ecuador trip and is it too late to switch?

  12. I have a son who is in his first year of college. He will be 19 in May. Is he to old to participate in this trip?

  13. We are trying to obtain donations for tools. Can you give us some ideas about a tool we may bring?

    • Molly, The Tool List will come out in the Individual Team Fact Sheets which we are mailing this week. As stated in our literature, if you are flying, it would probably be best to get a gift card from Lowes or Home Depot.

  14. thank you!

  15. I have checked, and still do not have them.

  16. I have not received the Health Status Release forms. Where can I get these from? Thanks!

    • Hannah, They should have been in your initial packet. Please double check and if you don’t have them, please let us know.

  17. Is there still room to sign up for Ecuador?

  18. are all the teams full?

  19. Ok so it will be around full but, I mean like are there going to be 20 people or 40 what? thanks

  20. sarah vermillera

    yes i did put france as my 2nd choice but i started looking into some other team like this one. so if this team is still open is there anyway i would be able to get ransferd to this team for good?

    • Sarah, We have you on the France team. We can switch you to Ecuador, but there will be a $30 switch fee. Just let us know what you want us to do. You can pay the switch fee online.

  21. sarah vermillera

    hey i was put on the france team because iceland got cancled. but i was just woundering if there were any spots open spots on this team and what day the commission? ill call monday as well.

    • Sarah, We didn’t automatically put you on France unless you requested that team. Ecuador is still open. Your monthly letters give you the dates.

  22. about how many people are going to be on the Ecuador team?

  23. Thanks! Is that in the province of Pichincha? Also, do you know how far the base is from Quito? Again, we appreciate your help!

  24. Hi!
    We are working on determining which vaccinations we need presently. Is the training center in Quito? It mentioned a bus ride to the center and wondered how far from Quito the center is. It makes a difference on which vaccinations may be needed. Also, we have passports already. Do we need to apply for a visa to Ecuador? If so, how do we do this? Thanks so much for your help!

  25. Hi, I am holding a passport of China and a green card of USA. Do I need to apply for visa to Ecuador or other countries of teen mission trips?


  26. so, you guys will be send me a prep pack? P.S. Im SO excited! :)

  27. hi, me again. So, I just sent in my registration application, photo and registration fee all online. I was wondering if there going to send my an email or something telling me that they got my submission because right after the registration fee window came up it brought me back to the main site?

  28. I was wondering if this trip is still open for girls?

  29. So, boot camp starts on June 20; not two weeks before June 20 right? Thanks!I’m just wondering if there’s still room in this trip since it’s quite interesting!!!

    • Mary, Yes, Ecuador is still open. You must arrive no later than 10 AM on June 20 as that is when Boot Camp begins.

  30. Okay. I did not receive them in my pack.

  31. I have registered for this trip, but I was unsure about the health status release forms. It that just the form from your doctor, or is it something I should print off from the website?

    • Hannah, You should have received TWO Health Status/Release Forms in your packet. The front has to be notarized and the back needs to be signed. If you didn’t get them, let us know.

  32. Do you have to be a U.S. resident?

  33. Will we need to know some Spanish before going?

  34. Is Registration Day the same day Boot Camp begins? In this case June 20th?

  35. Is there still room on this trip ?

  36. Hello ya’ll! Is it going to be cold there? What type of clothes should I bring?

    • Molly, Yes, it is cold there. The Individual Team Fact Sheets will let you know what type of clothes to bring. That comes out later in the spring.

  37. Hey Andrea! I’m also on this team, so I’ll try to find you on Facebook! I hope to get to know you, and everyone else better! Can’t wait to meet everyone this summer!

  38. Hey guys! If you’ve signed up for the Ecuador team, you should friend me on Facebook! I’d love to get to know you a little bit before we go on the trip! Can’t wait to meet you all!! God bless <3

  39. Is this trip still open for registration?

  40. I know a family that lives in Quito, right outside Mitad del Mundo that are National Missionaries through Ecuador para Cristo. Would there be any chance that I could see them when we visited Mitad del Mundo if they like, came to Mitad del Mundo on that day too?

  41. Do they speak Spanish in this area of Ecuador?

  42. As of now, are there still several spots available?

  43. Are there still spots for girls?

  44. Is there any point in Ecuador when we get to go away from the base for a couple of days?

    • Ann, As stated in the team copy, you will have a sightseeing day and there will be opportunities to go to town for church.

  45. When do the trips normally fill up by? And on average, how many spots are there on the Ecuador trip?

  46. Will there be an Ecuador trip in 2013? Thanks

  47. are there any spots left on this trip?

  48. We did not receive the “blue envelope” in which to mail the Online Agreement Form. We have registered and paid the $30 online. Do we need to mail the form in a regular envelope or do we need to wait for you to send us a “blue envelope?” Do we even need to send the form since we have already paid online? Thanks for the help.

    • Earl, Did you get confirmation of registration? Did you get your packet? If so, just send in a regular envelope and put “blue envelope” on the outside.

  49. me and 4 friends are interested in going, are we all gunna be together?

  50. How many spots are there? I have a youth group of about 10 that are very interested in going.

  51. thanks! what is the average number of kids on the trip?

  52. do these costs include airfare?

  53. thanks! also, when is the deadline for registration?

  54. do you have to be a resident of florida?

  55. this one seems really cool but im stumped on a lot of them only if i could go on them all

  56. Usually with altitude sickness, you will get a headache. You definately get out of breath a quicker when walking a lot, but as long as you drink plently of water, you’ll be fine.

  57. How often do students experience altitude sickness?

  58. are there chances to witness?

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