When: June 9 - 17, 2012

Where: Cuenca, Ecuador

Who: Primary Medicine & Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Nurses & Logistics (non-medical helpers), 1 - 2 Pastors (to take an active part in the Spiritual aspect of the team and work with the National Partners/Spiritual Counseling)

Status: Accepting Applications

Special Travel Announcement: Unless you are instructed by GHO or your team leader, do not book your own travel. Please email ghotravel@cmda.org prior to the ticket purchase if you want to use frequent flyer miles and/or want your number added to the ticket.

Project Fee: $1,350 plus international airfare and $15 per hour for up to 7 hours CME/CDE (if applicable)  Click here for more information on CME/CDE

Team Leader: Emmanuel Ngoh, DMD

To read Dr. Ngon's Biography Click here. 


Trip Details:  Join us for an Ecuadorian adventure in the beautiful Andes mountains! GHO trips to Ecuador are held in many different parts of the country, usually teaming up with one of our local Verbo church plants. This team will arrive in Guayaquil, spend the night, and then travel 4 hours up to 8,500 ft. to Cuenca. We will be working in a small town to the northwest called Paute, whose economy is based on flower production for exportation.

The electricity in Ecuador is 110v, the currency is the US dollar, and the climate will be pleasant- so packing will be easy!

Our National Partners: Marilyn Guido, RN and Tammy Vintimilla are based in Cuenca, and have been hosting short-term medical teams together for almost 10 years, working primarily with GHO. They work under the umbrella of their non-profit organization, the Family Health Foundation or Fundacion Hogar del Ecuador, which was founded in 1989.

We’d love to introduce you to our people and culture, while bringing quality medical care to those in need. We can promise you a time of challenge and growing closer to the Lord as you move out of your comfort zone to develop a global heart for seeing people won to Christ, and support the efforts of local pastors who are ministering to the whole person- addressing the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of their people.

That being said, we make every effort to provide for your safety and well being. You’ll make friends that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. This is a great place to get your feet wet in short term missions, and who knows, you may hear God’s call to become full time in His service … it has happened before! We challenge you to come and be open to hearing God’s voice – away from the rumble of your daily lives, serving a people whose needs are great.” Marilyn and Tammy

To learn more about Verbo churches you can visit this page: http://www.verbochurch.com/index.php/about/8-history-of-verbo-christian-ministries  

Vaccination Information: Wondering what immunizations you’ll need for the mission trip? Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control website.

To apply for this trip, Click Here.

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