CommunitiesWorld Servants in Ecuador
June 20th, 2013
The Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador is the second smallest country in South America, slightly smaller than Nevada, with Quito as its capital city.
World Servants began taking teams to Ecuador in 1987 and has focused the ministry mainly around the Quiche Indians, a native mountain population. We have assisted them in making the church the center for community improvement, as well as an outpost for sharing the Good News of Jesus. As a result, World Servants teams have assisted in the building of churches, schools, orphanages, clinics, and work among the disabled. Most of the communities have been able to sustain and grow the ministries beyond World Servants’ involvement.
While physical building has been important to the communities being served, the building of relationships among the teams and the local population is what brings hope to all. Our continued focus is expanding the outreach of the local church in Ecuador.
For the near future, World Servants will focus on two communities. In Pujili, about 2 hours southwest of Quito, a day center will be constructed for mountain children who cannot otherwise attend school. In Macas, a town at the edge of the jungle, a new school, housing kindergarteners through high school, is being constructed. World Servants will have the opportunity to bring teams to serve alongside the local community and change the lives of the children through the priceless gift of education. Both of these projects are an integral part of the local church expanding their ministry and developing the community.