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IncaLinkEcuador2Work with Alliance Missionaries Rich and Elisa Brown, who grew up in Latin America as missionary kids and know the culture well. They have over 20 years of experience leading short-term missions teams in Ecuador and Peru.  Ecuador offers three different types of working environments: Urban, Rural, and Primitive. Each option partners with an Alliance church to help fulfill a need or complete a project goal with the hope of establishing a platform to share the Gospel.  When a community witnesses a group sacrificing their time and energy to serve them, conversations are had, relationships are built, hearts are opened, and lives are transformed forever.

 

quick facts

Ecuador, located in the mid-western part of South America and bordered by Colombia and Peru, is rich in tradition and diverse cultures.  Most of the Ecuadorian people are Mestizo, a combination of European (Spaniards) and indigenous Quichua Indians.  Their complex history is deeply ingrained in Ecuadorian philosophy, from family structure to religion, with Catholicism as the dominant religion.

 

ministries

Casa Elizabeth exists to provide a safe transition home for teenage girls who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy.  Teams can serve Casa Elizabeth by inviting some of the girls to come and minister alongside the team in the other ministry areas.  Also, teams may choose to bless the home with needed repairs (painting, etc) or by helping to stock the closets with diapers, baby and maternity clothes and other supplies.

Casa Blanca is located in northern Quito and serves as a guesthouse for those needing a place to stay.  Teams, Interns, Pastors, or families.  We seek to provide a place of comfort, quality food, rest and safety.

Ninawachi is a mission school that trains indigenous youth to be missionaries, send them out to the forgotten people throughout the jungle regions to make disciples in these communities and connect them to the body of Christ.

Church Ministries (Quito, Portoviejo, Huaticocha) partnering up with the local Alliance churches throughout the country of Ecuador and training youth leaders is one of our primary goals in Inca Link.  Inca Link provides scholarships for youth leaders whom are interested in gaining a broader Biblical knowledge, sends key leaders to conferences to receive tools to increase the effectiveness of their ministries along with serving in their local communities.

Cumbre Alta is a sports club that has set as their vision to become the most successful and biggest club in Ecuador, South America and the world, using sports as a vehicle to share Christ. We believe that to have the biggest platform to share the gospel we have to be more successful. Without athletic success, we lose our voice. The two are inextricably linked.

Indigenous Ministries work with Inca Link Missionaries Mark and Cheryl Shafer in some of the most unique churches in Ecuador.  The Shafers have a special way of connecting with these indigenous churches and sharing the gospel with them.  Most of them are in desperate need physically and spiritually.  Ninawachi Missions School  (formerly known as the Huaticocha Missions School)

Orphans (Camp Hope) as we seek to serve the least of these, orphans are always close to our heart.  Partnering up with Camp Hope we are able to love on these children, pray for them, and live out the gospel.

Teams and Interns download welcome packet here Ecuador Welcome Packet – Inca Link