Mark and Cheryl Shafer are serving and have served in Ecuador since 2002. They made the decision to become missionaries after seeing the suffering and needs that exist on a Short Term missions experience in Latin America in the 90’s. Mark and Cheryl left their business back home, to follow the new passion and be obedient to God. They have worked with the Indigenous group called the Quichuas and others ever since they came to Ecuador. They have also worked in Nicaragua helping leaders and sharing compassion with those in need. They have helped plant churches in both countries. They have helped pastor and guide Short Term teams and interns since 2002. They have a passion for indigenous communities and sharing the gospel of Christ with those living without hope.