June 13 – July 31
Come experience the beauty of the Republic of Ecuador on this summer missions trip to South America’s smallest country, and one of the most interesting with its varied cultures. Your project is to continue fixing the road that leads to the base, and prepare for the 2010 Ecuador Boot Camp. Presentations in churches and the surrounding villages will give you the opportunity to use your evangelism skills from Boot Camp and learn Spanish from those with whom you share.
Teen Missions in Ecuador BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center, housed in a 100-year-old Spanish hacienda, is located near Latacunga. Here at 9,350’ above sea level, you will enjoy seeing Mt. Cotopaxi in the distance.
On sightseeing day, you will visit Mitad del Mundo, where you can stand astride the Equator, one foot in the Northern and one in the Southern Hemisphere. Shopping in the open market gives you the chance to barter for: sweaters, blankets, leather goods, jewelry and dolls.
Housing will be in dorms. Showers are available and laundry will be done using buckets.
After completing Boot Camp, you bus to the Orlando International Airport to board a flight across the Caribbean Sea to Panama City, Panama. A connecting flight takes you across the Gulf of Panama and Colombia to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. From Quito, high in the Andes Mountains, you bus three hours to Teen Missions in Ecuador BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center, near Latacunga.
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Contributions Equal To: $2890 U.S. plus Registration Fee
Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country about the size of Colorado. It has a developing economy and a democratically elected government. Ecuador is geographically and ethnically diverse. In general, tourist facilities are adequate but vary in quality. Ecuador adopted the U.S. dollar as its official currency in 2000. Both U.S. coins and Ecuadorian coins, which are equivalent to the value of the U.S. coins, are used.