Leading a team to Ecuador was truly an amazing experience! Seeing some results of the work that has been done one year ago was great to see. Though it is fun to see some of the same children we saw last year, it is encouraging that many of them had been adopted or placed with families.
Denise and Oswaldo (the missionaries on the ground) have done an amazing job building relationships with the children and staff at 15 different locations. They have a new ministry called ‘Contigo’ which they hope to grow through the efforts of visiting teams and supporters. One of the ministries that Contigo is partnering with is Pisuli, a neighborhood mission. Pisuli is a neighborhood in Quito that is very poor. The goal of this ministry is to give kids and parents proper health training, food, clothing and the overall opportunity to sustain an improved life by showing the love of Jesus. The monthly rent to sustain the place where this mission resides is $200 per month. This is a small amount of money compared to the large impact that is being made here.
Jesus gave us a command to care for widows and love on the orphans. There is no greater blessing than to share God’s love with kids of all ages and to ensure them that they are indeed NOT fatherless.
- Aaron Hedges, Ecuador Team Leader
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