Ecuador

Overview

Get ready to step foot in one of the most fascinating Andean countries of South America! Here in Ecuador, the people live in very simple homes high up on stilts due to the intense rainy season. The inhabitants of the large agricultural area we will work in are primarily subsistence farmers of rice. Through a combination of manual labor and relationship with the community, we will work and live in solidarity with the people of Ecuador. Expect your life to be changed on this incredible mission!

Details

Ecuador 2a - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Trip Director: Charles Z
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Tracie T, Jalen B, Elizabeth B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1,800*

Ecuador 2b (Galápagos Adventure Mission with Creatio) - Spring Break 

  • Dates: March 8 - 17, 2019
  • Trip Director: Rebecca K
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Henry A, Jose Z, Grace B
  • Amount to Fundraise: $3,200*

Ecuador 3 - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 15 - 24, 2019
  • Trip Director: Joseph H
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Jacob C, Maria M, Theresa W
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,200*

Ecuador 4 (GREEK) - Spring Break

  • Dates: March 22 - 31, 2019
  • Trip Director: Erica C
  • Mission Co-Leaders:  John C, McKenna K, Franco W
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,200*

Ecuador - Summer 2019

  • Dates: July 2019
  • Mission Director: Conrad C
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Matthew D, Gabby K 
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,800*

Price includes the following: Round-trip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. Price does not include: immunizations and travel medications, travel to/from US departure city (which will be determined by the Mission Director), passport/visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.

* Dates and price subject to change

Fundraising

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going, while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach who will train and mentor you along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

Testimonies

“Going to Ecuador with FOCUS Missions gave me a renewed desire to serve God through his people. For the first time, I truly saw Jesus in the people I was serving. The friendships I made on this trip continue to build me up and push me to deepen my relationship with Christ. I have never felt so confident I was where I was meant to be.”

– Lucy DeMattie, University of Vermont

“The mission to Ecuador was a truly unique experience. While we left a physical mark on the church we improved, the mark left on us by the people will have far greater effects. Both the fellow missionaries and the local Ecuadorians gave everything they had, some spiritually and others physically, to contribute to an atmosphere of growth in the love of Christ. I encountered him on this trip and my perspective on life will forever be altered.”

– Karl Rebholz, United States Naval Academy