Mission Trip Dates: June 23 – August 10 — Work/Evangelism
Sitting astride the Equator, the country of Ecuador is one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse nations in the world.
After Boot Camp training, this team buses to Orlando International Airport to board a flight that crosses the Caribbean Sea to Central America’s Panama City. From there a connecting flight travels south to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, which lies high in the Andes Mountains. Continuing south by bus, the team will arrive outside the city of Latacunga at the Teen Missions BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center, 9,350 feet above sea level in the mountains.
You will enjoy the change in temperature after hot, steamy Boot Camp, and the views of Mt. Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world and Mt. Iliniza will provide many photo op- portunities. Your project will be to build a covered water cistern, which will give the base a clean water supply.
At the same time you will help prepare for the national Boot Camp, and may get to help teach classes and monitor the Obstacle Course once the training begins. A visit to La Mitad del Mundo will allow you to stand with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern Hemisphere.
Be ready for souvenir hunting and bartering in the many markets, which will sell a huge variety of woven, ceramic and wooden goods made by the indigenous people. Have your camera ready when you visit the old city of Quito, a World Heritage site. Enjoy a drive through the ancient cobbled streets and see the beautifully restored old buildings.
Project Expense: $3190 U.S. plus Registration Fee