The Ecuador — Central America base of Teen Missions International
History & Ministries of Ecuador Base
Teen Missions in Ecuador began in 1999 and our property is located high in the Andes Mountains, overlooking the city of Latacunga. It is one of most beautiful TMI bases, with a brilliant view of Cotopaxi and a panoramic view of the rugged mountains and gorgeous valleys. The temperature is a bit frigid though, as sweaters and jackets are worn almost all year round. Each year, the base runs a Boot Camp during the summer months. During the rest of the year, the staff take care of the livestock, run retreats on the property and minister to the farmers and people in the surrounding communities.
The Land & People of Ecuador
Unique islands, steamy rain forests, rugged mountains and indigenous culture are all part of Ecuador, a small South American country. Ecuador is home to Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano, and the unique Galapagos Islands. Also, the Equator runs through the northern part of the country. Most of the 13.2 million Ecuadorians live in or near big cities such as Quito (the capital) and Guayaquil. These cities are marked by overpopulation, slums and impoverished living conditions as approximately 65% of Ecuadorians live below the poverty line. Spanish and Quechua are two of the major languages spoken in Ecuador. Roman Catholicism is by far the most-followed religion.
- Events and Updates from Ecuador October 29, 2013 We started the new term, we have five students, three new ones and two old ones. We have been working most of the time on finishing the second floor of the Staff House, also cleaning around the property and doing general maintenance to the water heaters of the rooms, maintenance to the plumbing. We also have been doing the ministry with the kids on Wednesdays, the number of kids had come down because of the rain. Yes the rain has ...
- Ecuador Boot Camp is a Great Success October 25, 2011 "The Chapel was packed for Commissioning and at least 50 parents were standing for all of the service; there was no seating space. 110 kids and leaders lit their candles and four of the teams packed their bus..."
- Decisions for Christ high in the Andes! October 5, 2010 Boot Camp is in full swing here and all is going well. We have 18 leaders for 62 kids, so we left our 5 teams in place and all are busy training for their particlar projects. We saw 6 young people make their stand for Christ the second night. God continued working last night too, as kids got things right with God. We have two volunteer cooks who are working with lady leaders to feed the camp. Gina Amador ...