mark and cheryl shafer


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.

 

blog posts

  • Alejandro – Ninawachi Student Preparing youth to serve as missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador has allowed us to get to know their stories, many of which are fraught with suffering and sorrow. Broken homes, abuse, and poverty are common themes. Staying alive is the focus, daring to dream of an education is a ...
  • April Newsletter Ninawachi Missions School Ninawachi is a missions school located in the town of Huaticocha in the jungle of Ecuador.  Construction is well underway with the goal of starting classes on January 15, 2014 – a mere nine and a half months away – and there is still a lot to do. ...
  • Ninawachi Mission School Simeon took him in his arms and praised God saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory ...
  • Our Hearts Shall Rejoice “Our heart shall rejoice in Him”  Psalm 33:21 This letter was turned into a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0iu0vEwqUQ&feature=g-upl A week ago Saturday my heart was rejoicing in Him as I stood in the Shiripuno River. I was looking up on the bank at twelve Shuar Indians who were preparing their hearts to be baptized. Among ...