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Mission Trip 2020

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”"

Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)

The Mission Team is planning a trip for our members to Ecuador, working in conjunction with missionary Jen Schneider-Thomas, director of For His Children.

For His Children (FHC) is a Christ-centered ministry which provides care and love to vulnerable children in Ecuador until they can be reunited with their birth family or adopted. FHC provides a home for the children with normal and special needs, ages newborn to young-adult, who have experienced abandonment, abuse, or neglect. 24-hour holistic care is provided by loving, well-trained caregivers who offer therapy, medical care, education, spiritual nurturing, emotional support, and lots of tender, loving care for the children.

 

The dates of the trip are August 6-14, 2020. The cost of the trip is approximately $1600 - $1700 per person, which includes airfare, food, and lodging. This trip is limited to 15 participants. Children can join us if they are 12 and older and accompanied by a parent or grandparent. A deposit of $100 is required to the church office no later than December 17.

We will be staying right on the grounds of the orphanage, located in two different areas, Quito and Latacunga. We will be helping to care for the children, feeding them and playing with them. We will have an opportunity to take them on field trips. There is also a project or two that we can work on such as painting or helping with yardwork. We will also experience different ministries such as a local soup kitchen and ministering to the workers at the garbage dump. There will be day of sightseeing where we can visit the equator, cathedrals, and other points of interest.

On this trip, our members will experience first-hand FHC’s mission and vision by helping to care for the children, working on maintenance and construction at the homes, and participating in other outreach and special cultural activities, as well as visiting some must-see sites in and around Quito and Latacunga.

The group experience can help members connect with each other on a deeper level. As the members spend time with the children and caregivers, or work together on maintenance or equipment repairs, it encourages reflection on God’s love for all peoples, no matter where we live, or what path our life has taken. It honors Him when we serve each other.

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