2019 - La Merced
This year God connected us with new brothers and sisters in the village of La Merced located in the Chimborazo Province. Our team started a Men's Bible Study to build disciples that go forward and make new disciples in the Andes Mountains.
Our team built a new relationship with a church in Guamote as we provided basic medical assistance and vision care to the local people. The local women participated in a Bible study on 1 Peter. We also returned to our friends in the Pueblo Viejo community to continue providing medical and vision care. We introduced a Men's and a Women's Bible Study program and, as always, provided fun and enjoyable Children's Bible Study using arts, crafts, skits and songs!
Our ministry teams visited our friends in two villages: Jardin de Primavera and Tixan. In Jardin de Primavera, we came along side the leaders to provide guidance and develop skills used to teach children exciting ways to learn from the Bible. In Tixan, our team assisted in providing basic medical and vision care to the community. It always amazing to see how the communities continue to develop their skills and support each and every one. Now that Jardin de Primavera has access to water, they are growing crops to support the needs of the people.
In Gonzol, we had several teams active in:
In Tixan, we had a construction team working together with the people of Tixan to build a church. We also had a Children's Bible Study and a Women's Bible Study.
Our teams spent two weeks in two locations performing the following tasks:
In Pachamama Chico, which is above 11,000 feet in the Andes Mountains, we had a construction team working with the locals to complete the construction of a new church. We also had a basic medical and vision team providing care for those in need. We had a Children's Sports Camp and a Children's Bible Study.
In Iltus, we had a construction team working together with the villagers as they completed a church. We had Children's Bible Study and Children's Sports Camp. The Medical team visited surrounding villages to provide basic medical care.
In 2011, we returned to Nueva Esparanza to drill another well to provided water for an irrigation system for their crops. We also performed nearly a dozen weddings in one day as many couples were ready to be married.
The people of Huigra worked along side our construction team as we completed their church. There were many people involved in construction and with the Children's Sports Camp.
Our construction team worked with the people of Nueva Esparanza to build a new school, public restrooms and shower facilities. We also dug a well to provided fresh water for these people.
We had a large construction team that worked with the Aypud villagers to build a two-story church. We also provided a Children's Bible Study and a Children's Sports Camp.
This was our first trip! We had a construction team that worked side by side with the people of Chunchi to build a church.