Ecuador— South America
Dates: June 19 – July 27, 2018
Preteen Missions Trip (ages 10-12)
Work & Evangelism Team
Serve the Lord this summer at the new Teen Missions base in central Ecuador.
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 connecting flight takes you to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. From Quito you bus three hours to Santo Domingo and into La Concordia. This is the new location of the Teen Missions in Ecuador Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center.
Ministry: The project will be to help develop the new property for Boot Camp and the BMW. This may include digging trenches and laying sidewalks. The team may have the opportunity to help harvest the crops that are grown at the base. The local churches will wholeheartedly welcome your team to share the Gospel through puppets, music and testimonies.
Adventure: While in Quito you will have the opportunity to visit La Mitad del Mundo and stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time as you straddle the Equator! While in Guayaquil you will shop at an Artisan Mall where you will have ample time to shop for souvenirs such as hammocks, wool clothing, blankets, jewelry, dolls and paintings. While in Ecuador you may also have the opportunity to taste a local dietary staple – guinea pig.
Project Expense: $2790 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Please note that the projects have been chosen up to a year before they are published. Therefore, projects can change, even at the last minute. Please come with a servant’s heart and be eager to do whatever the mission has a need for, regardless of what was specified. We have been invited back to many places because of our willingness to do whatever is needed. ALL teams are work teams in addition to the project listed. Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.
“My favorite thing to do at Teen Missions is devotion time. It helps me get to know God better and know what He wants me to do. Throughout this trip, God has taught me many things, but the big thing He taught me is how to get along with people you don’t get along with.”
“I learned about not complaining. If its raining or my hands hurt, I know I don’t need to complain because I am doing the work for God. So many times I was thinking of complaining about the job I had or the food I didn’t like, but then I remembered that I am doing the work for God and it doesn’t matter what job I have, and tons of people don’t have food so I can be very thankful."