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Jun 27 2011

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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. Christy

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Christy, Make sure you can’t see through it in the sunlight and it should be fine.

  2. Hannah Welch

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, No tee-shirts for Sunday dress (including Boot Camp).

  3. Hannah Welch

    Are skirts needed at boot camp?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, Yes, for Sunday services.

  4. Mercy

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Mercy, I am sorry, but all participants must attend Boot Camp training and Debrief.

  5. Kris

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kris, Is there a flight after 5 PM?

  6. Kris

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kris, Arrival or departure? Are you a team member or leader?

  7. Kris

    Also, can she arrive on the 16th afternoon?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kris, Have her call the office (before 3PM) and ask for Leader Placement.

  8. Kris

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Kris, She can book her return flight on August 8 AFTER 5PM.

  9. Andrea

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

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

  10. Andrea

    Where do we send the transportation cards to?

    1. Beth Kostner

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

  11. Hannah

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, Please call the office.

  12. Tammy

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Tammy, No, he is not too old.

  13. Molly Oakes

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Hannah Welch

    thank you!

  15. Hannah Welch

    I have checked, and still do not have them.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, Will send them.

  16. Hannah Welch

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

    1. Beth Kostner

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

  17. Alex

    Is there still room to sign up for Ecuador?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Alex, Yes, Ecuador is still open.

  18. maggie

    are all the teams full?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Maggie, Plenty of teams are still open, including Ecuador.

  19. Stephanie

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Stephanie, “Full” is 25 team members.

  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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      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.

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Stephanie B

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Stephanie, I expect it to be full or close to full by the summer.

  23. Molly Oakes

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Molly, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latacunga

  24. Molly Oakes

    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!

    1. Beth Kostner

      Molly, No visa is needed. The base is not in Quito, but is outside of Latacunga.

  25. Linda

    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?

    Thanks

    1. Beth Kostner

      Linda, I am not sure. You can google that for whatever countries you are interested in.

  26. Stephanie

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Stephanie, We will be sending you a support packet. It should be mailed on Thurs.

  27. Stephanie

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Stephanie, We got everything and I will place you on Ecuador tomorrow.

  28. Stephanie

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Stephanie, Yes, it is still open.

  29. Mary

    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!!!

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Hannah

    Okay. I did not receive them in my pack.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, We will get them to you.

  31. Hannah

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Demara

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Demara, No. But you will need to secure the needed visas.

  33. Hannah Welch

    Will we need to know some Spanish before going?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, No.

  34. Amy

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Amy, Yes.

  35. Bekah

    Is there still room on this trip ?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Bekah, Yes.

  36. Molly Oakes

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Hannah Welch

    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. Andrea Sunderman

    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. Elyse

    Is this trip still open for registration?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Elyse, Yes, it is still open.

  40. Emma

    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?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Emma, They can come and visit you. However, you may not leave with them at any time.

  41. Hannah

    Do they speak Spanish in this area of Ecuador?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, Si.

  42. Andrea S.

    As of now, are there still several spots available?

  43. Jill

    Are there still spots for girls?

  44. Ann

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      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. Ann

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Ann, Some teams are already full. There is still plenty of room on Ecuador.

  46. Ann

    Will there be an Ecuador trip in 2013? Thanks

    1. Beth Kostner

      Ann, We have not set the 2013 teams, but we are starting to work on it.

  47. hannah

    okay, thanks

  48. hannah

    are there any spots left on this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, Yes, it is still open.

  49. Earl

    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.

    1. Beth Kostner

      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.

  50. brett

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Brett, You can go together if you apply at the same time.

  51. Joshua

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

    1. Beth Kostner

      Joshua, There is room for 10. We cannot reserve spots, so they will need to sign up quickly.

  52. Sadie

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

  53. Sadie

    do these costs include airfare?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Sadie, To/from FL to Ecuador. It does not include your round-trip transportation to/from Florida.

  54. hannah

    thanks! also, when is the deadline for registration?

  55. hannah

    do you have to be a resident of florida?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Hannah, No, but you will need to provide your round-trip transportation to/from Florida.

  56. andrew h

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

  57. Lane

    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.

  58. Charlene

    How often do students experience altitude sickness?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Charlene, They usually acclimate pretty quickly.

  59. Rachel

    are there chances to witness?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Rachel, We are involved in evangelism on every team.

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