Next Departure: March 2020
Deadline: Nov 16
What to Expect
This is a 8 Day family-friendly trip where our team will leave ATL heading to Quito, Ecuador and drive to the edges of the Amazon River basin to join a team at Ninawachi Mission School. We will learn and grow from the missionary leaders there as together we help make disciples, raise up indigenous Christian leaders, plant churches and connect the local villagers with the Body of Christ so that not only their spiritual but also physical needs are met. There are several indigenous communities in this remote area that have not yet experienced the love of Christ and we are excited to be a part of changing that. Ninawachi’s vision is to reach out to the forgotten and impoverished jungle communities of Latin America with the love of Christ.
Training (discipleship) for this trip begins 12 weeks prior to the trip. As a team, we will choose a biblical book study to read and discuss together over Skype. We will do online bible plans together and finish up our training with an in-person 72 hour intensive weekend which will include orientation, team building, and discipleship training (growing in knowledge of who God is and who He has called us to be). Overall, your time commitment will primarily be for the 3-day training as well as the actual trip dates. Because it is mandatory, we wait to choose the intensive training dates until after the team is formed, so as to work best with everyone's schedule.
Once in-country, each day will begin with devotional and end with a team debrief. You will sleep safely and comfortably, eating standard meals, and meeting amazing people as you witness God's handiwork. The goal of this trip is to remain flexible to what God would like to do in you and through you as a team and as an individual.
Family Friendly Mission Trip great for Church families or individuals.
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Fun on the way to the villages
Prayer Hut at Ninawachi
Teaching the local children from the villages
Training & Preparation
A great deal goes into preparing for a short-term mission trip and we are here to help. Through team building exercises, we'll make sure the team knows each other well before leaving home. We will also conduct an in-depth training that includes sessions on cross-culture, evangelism, spiritual warfare, and how to serve others with dignity. You'll have a checklist of items to take care of on your own (like passports, immunizations, and raising support). We will help you stay on track with it all.
Help disciple young leaders living near the Amazon basin and bring encouragement to the missionaries based here year round. There is power in the blood of Christ and the word of our testimony. Do not be intimidated by the word "disciple". We will give you all the training you need to feel confident in sharing your love for Christ well before we leave US soil. We always partner with the local church and rely on the support of the surrounding community. Based on the needs of our partners and the needs of the team, we will customize our schedule to create the best experience for all.
The all-inclusive cost of this 8-Day trip is $2100. We will help you with the fundraising and you can set up a payment plan early. Just a $200 deposit secures your spot on the team, and this goes towards the cost of your trip. The overall cost includes round-trip flight, training materials, training space, team building, funds tracking, meals, in-country transportation, lodging, traveler's medical insurance, ministry opportunities, and a local ministry donation. Set team dates will have a certified Faith Journeys leader.
Missions in Quito, Ecuador Missions near the Amazon River Basin, Ecuador
Partner Videos: Incalink International