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Ecuadorians are incredibly friendly and hospitable, and enjoy meeting foreigners.
Go visit Mitad del Mundo, where you can stand on the Equator line and see how gravity is different in the northern and southern hemispheres.
Old town Quito is fantastically beautiful and has a lot of food and shopping options.
If you are in Quito, take the Teleferico gondola up to the top of the Pichincha Volcano. You can look out over all of Quito, and even hike higher if you’d like.
Go to the markets in Otavalo. There are crafts, animals, and plenty of grocers.
Inca Link & Casablanca
Inca Link serves as our ministry Base in Ecuador—mainly through our partnership with Casablanca, Inca Link's guest house. The guesthouse managers, Fabi and Mabe, are passionate about discipling youth and mobilizing them to serve God's Kingdom. They serve our teams by mobilizing them to partner with local ministries around Quito. Teams partner alongside ministries that serve children with disabilities, children living on the street, women formerly trafficked, and much more.
Pan de Vida
Meet Oscar! Pan de Vida's vision is to spread the Gospel through meeting the tangible needs of locals in Quito. In 2000, Oscar met a young boy living on the street outside of his church asking for money. Oscar bought him breakfast at a nearby bakery, told him about Jesus, and invited him back for breakfast the next week. Years later, Pan de Vida serves meals to more than 1,600 people every month, and has grown to include a vocational skills training program, a children's club, and a microloan program.
Kingdom Life Ministries
Meet Bob, a retired police officer from New Jersey, and his wife Lori. The couple moved to Ecuador in 2013 to raise up disciples and plant churches in Cuenca. They desire to reach, disciple, train, and send the youth of Ecuador to spread the Gospel. Bob and Lori are living a truly missional life, demonstrating what it looks like to live in obedience with the Spirit every day, wherever they are.