February 16 - 24, 2013
Santa Isabel, Ecuador
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, NP's and PA's, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, medical, dental and pharmacy students, 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)
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Mike Ikeler, MD
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Come join us on an Ecuadorian adventure! Spend 7 days with us as we minister to the health and spiritual needs of the wonderful people of Ecuador. 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 GHO-Ecuador trip will fly in to Guayaquil, Ecuador. After spending the night we'll bus 3 hours to Cuenca, and on to Santa Isabel (1.5 hours) the following day. We will be partnering with the Verbo Church of Santa Isabel led by Pastor Edwin Ochoa. We have been sending a leader from our congregation in Cuenca to Santa Isabel for over 2 years now, and have a regular Sunday Service with around 40-50 people attending. They are already eagerly waiting our arrival! Santa Isabel is located in the Yungilla Valley, at about 3000 - 4,000 ft. above sea level. With an average temperature of 70*F, it's 18,000 inhabitants live in a beautiful spot!
Our National Partners:
Marilyn Guido, RN and Tammy Vintimilla are based in Cuenca, and have been hosting short-term medical teams together for 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
Wondering what immunizations you’ll need for the mission trip? Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control