Backpacking in the Andes Mountains of South America and evangelism on a Pacific Ocean beach will give you the unique opportunity to see God’s beautiful creation while serving the people of Ecuador.
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After your training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you bus to the Orlando International Airport and board a flight across the Straits of Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean Sea to Bogota, Colombia. A short connecting flight takes you to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. From the airport you bus to the Teen Missions in Ecuador Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center in the small village of Cundalo, near Latacunga.
Ministry: After adjusting to the altitude, you will travel to the base camp of Cotopaxi and witness to hikers during the day. Enjoy the breathtaking view of four volcanoes, including Mount Cotopaxi, the world’s highest volcano. After spending a week on the trails, you will bus from the mountain tops to Guayaquil. From here, you will make your way to Playas, located five miles from the Pacific Ocean. This will be the new location of the BMW. Clearing land for the first building and digging the foundation are some of the projects to be worked on. In your free time, you will enjoy swimming at the beautiful sandy beaches nearby. Warning: This team is not for the faint of heart. Members should be in good physical health and free of respiratory difficulties.
Adventure: You will have the opportunity at El Mitad del Mundo, to stand across the Equator with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern! Here you will be able to shop for alpaca wool clothing and blankets, jewelry, dolls, leather goods and paintings.
Dates: June 18 – August 13
Estimated Project Expense: $3090 plus $30 Registration Fee