FOCUS:Homeless Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Special Needs Ministry
Ecuador is a small country in South America but it is big on culture, hospitality and adventure. Its active volcanoes and lush jungles as well as the Galapagos Islands attract thousands of tourists every year. Known for its relatively stable economy, it has recently become a large hub for refugees from Venezuela. God is doing amazing things in Ecuador as the local church is being strengthened to reach their neighbors with the Gospel.
Serve alongside our ministry partner and Adventures in Missions Ecuador base, Inca Link! Inca Link is focused on resourcing, enabling and empowering their national Inca Link organizations to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love.
SAMPLE MINISTRY DAY A day could look like having breakfast and a morning devotional with your team before heading out for ministry. Serving vulnerable populations and serving the homeless and refugees in the city. Spending time enjoying the hospitality and intentionality of Fabi and Mabe, joining them for Bible study, discipleship, and fun.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Ecuador as you show the tangible love of God to people who desperately need it. You’ll spend your time in the thriving city of Quito with our long-term partners, Fabi and Mabe, at Incalink. From street kids to adults with special needs to refugees to victims of trafficking, there are still many people in need of God’s love. Serve these vulnerable populations by taking care of adults with special needs, assisting in projects for a safe house for rescued victims of trafficking, and serving food to refugees and homeless people in the city. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Ecuador!
This trip is exciting to me because it’s a different continent, further from home, and I’ve personally always been drawn to the culture and people of South America. Mayans ruins, the mountains, the climate. Three months in one place equals deep relationships and that’s something I really value. Especially working with homeless people and kids, there’s a greater chance for lasting connection and that’s what I’m all about.
THIS SEMESTERS TRIP EMPOWERS YOU TO:
1. Grow with God
Witness God moving through the ministries and people you serve. Rely on His strength to fuel your days and His voice to lead the way.
2. Find Community
Discover how to be the church and love each other while living and serving together in Ecuador.
3. Make a Difference
Come alongside our ministry partners to serve the community you’ll live in. You will focus a lot of your time being the hands and feet of Jesus through outreach and discipleship.
WHAT IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL THIS TRIP DUE TO COVID-19?
We have an experienced risk management team. They monitor political, health, weather, and other risks in the regions where we serve. We continue to confidently plan impactful trips and adjust when necessary. We won’t launch a trip that isn’t up to our standards of safety. In 2020, we canceled our international trips due to safety and travel restrictions with COVID-19 and gave options to our participants to join us domestically or defer to a later date. We currently feel confident launching this trip. If we have to cancel this trip, or you don’t feel comfortable going, the money you’ve raised can be applied to a different or future trip within the next calendar year.
You’ll create a profile and complete a questionnaire application and then schedule a phone interview with our team so we can get to know you better. After that, we’ll let you know when you’ve been accepted!
Step 2: Fundraise
Once you’ve confirmed your spot, we will pair you with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas, and all the logistical information you need to prepare.
Step 3: Train
You will spend the first few days of your trip at our campus in Georgia, training, worshiping and bonding with your teammates before you leave.
Step 4: Launch
You will fly out with your team from the Atlanta airport and begin your semester on mission.
Ever wonder if there’s more to your faith than what you’re experiencing? I can relate.
I understand how it feels to hear that whisper inside you that there’s got to be more to your faith than what you’re experiencing. That’s why I risked it all, quit my job, sold everything I owned and took off overseas to serve God and His people. I got a taste of the ‘more’ God had for me. 10+ years and 30+ countries later, my team and I now help other young people experience adventurous and purpose-filled moments with God like I had ...one semester at a time.
How We Support You
A large part of this journey is growing in your walk with Christ. We desire to model the way Jesus discipled his followers. Mentors, coaches, and fellow Racers will disciple you, while you serve, love, and disciple others.
You’ll spend the first few days of your trip at a training camp here at World Race headquarters in North Georgia.
You’ll get to experience raw Christian community as you travel, serve, and encourage each other. Once you officially join the Race, you will be invited to a private Facebook group to begin getting to know your squad.
We’ll provide coaching, video tutorials, scripts, and ideas for fundraising plus a free fundraising course and a blog so you can tell your story and accept donations. We also have structured deadlines to help you reach your goal.
Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.
Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.