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The Quichua and our team in Ecuador
The traditional religion of the Quichuas is a mix of Catholicism and Incan animist beliefs. Christianity was brought to the area by the Dominicans and Jesuits. By the end of the 1600s, almost all the Quichuas had at least heard about God.
Alcohol problems are noticeable. Large families struggle to pay for their children’s education, transportation, and medical treatment. Although the great majority of these people have had exposure to religion, only a small percentage have really been taught about the full saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Our team lead by Ross and Mary focus on Biblical Training and Discipleship among the Quichua Church in Ecuador. This has led into humanitarian efforts with Venezuelan Migrants. They are working on the formation of a contextual theological training among the Quichua in partnership with the ProMETA seminary, National Quichua seminaries and in informal settings in local churches and in mentor relationships with students.
- The COVID-19 virus in Ecuador. Ecuador is the hardest hit South American Country with the virus with the of Guyaquil suffering the hardest! The slum-dwellers of Quito and Guayaquil. Over 60% of the latter’s population are extremely poor, and many live in slums built on a polluted marsh. Few Christian workers have a vision for these deprived people.
- Pray for their Venezuelan food distribution project. They are providing 800lbs of rice, 400lbs lentils, and 900 eggs a week!
- Pray for the teachings with the ProMETA seminary, and the course (CETI) for the indigenous community in Ecuador, that focuses on theological education for pastors and leaders.