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Ecuador - Quito (Youth World)

Youth World in an innovative team of 55 international field staff, interns and national staff. We have four different nationalities represented on our team including: Ecuador, Canada, Holland and the United States.

Overview

Youth World has 6 key areas of focus:

La Red Juvenil: Empowering leaders to develop an effective and relational youth ministry. We do conferences, training events and professional training certification, coaching and mentoring and provide resources to leaders.

International Student Ministry (ISM): Multicultural youth ministry that engages in relationship with international students so they embrace Jesus, seek to serve others and build community wherever they go. This is a blend of disciple-making, programming and leadership training.

Short-Term: Short-Term Ministries exists to facilitate biblically-based transformational experiences in collaboration with existing ministries in Ecuador. We do this through exposure and ministry teams, work teams, internships and a Semester Abroad program for university students from the USA.

La Roca: La Roca Skate Ministry shares Jesus, disciples and invests in Latin America youth, equipping them to become leaders within their home, family, church and society.

El Refugio: A 320-acre training and retreat setting (30 minutes from Quito) which facilitates a deeper relationship with Jesus through nature and outdoor adventure.

Casa Gabriel: A residential home for former street boys living in Quito. Our focus is to see youth at risk become followers of Jesus and successful leaders in their home, church, community and world. We provide training for street kids — spiritually, academically and socially — enabling them to achieve their God-given potential as leaders and followers of Jesus.

Living and Learning: A holistic study abroad program that focuses on discipleship, education, and cultural integration. This is accomplished through classroom instruction, internships, and experiential learning in the community of Quito and the country of Ecuador.

 

Partnerships

Casa Adalia is a ministry of ITeams Netherlands and we have a close partnership with them. They work with young women in need. For more information on this ministry you can contact Debbie Douce.

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OUR APPROACH
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Enter
Evaluate and Engage
Expand

ENTER

When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.

EVALUATE and ENGAGE

We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.

EXPAND

As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.

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Ways you can be involved


Consider or share these open opportunities

Opportunity

Christian Counselor

Do you have a heart to help women heal from the effects of human trafficking and other intense situations? Do you have experience in trauma counseling and a desire to use your gifts in a cross-cultural context?

Opportunity

House Parents

Do you have a heart to help in the daily life of women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? Are you gifted in the areas of discipleship and encouragement? Would you like to work together as a couple in ministry? 

Opportunity

Nurse

Do you have a heart to help physically heal women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? Would you like to use your experience and training to provide much needed care to women in need?

Opportunity

Volunteer Coordinator

Do you have a heart to help women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? Do you enjoy connecting people and training volunteers to contribute to the long-term success of a ministry? Are you passionate about end slavery work and want to see others stepping up to address this issue?

Opportunity

EsperanzArt Coordinator

Do you have a heart to help women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking through learning a trade? Do you have experience in business management, marketing, or finance that you would like to use to bring sustainable growth and development to a community of women in need?

Opportunity

Summer Site Host

Have you served on short-term teams to Latin America and want to learn more about the culture, facilitate other short-term teams, and see how long-term staff live and work in the community? Would you like to improve your Spanish skills and gain valuable cross-cultural experience with a summer internship in Ecuador? Our local ministry Youth World is looking for Quito Quest Site Hosts to help coordinate ministry involvement for short-term teams from the U.S. throughout the summer.

Opportunity

Summer Short-term Team Host

Have you served on short-term teams to Latin America and want to learn more about the culture, facilitate other short-term teams, and see how long-term staff live and work in the community? Would you like to improve your Spanish skills and gain valuable cross-cultural experience with a summer internship in Ecuador? Our local ministry Youth World is looking for Quito Quest Short-term Team Hosts to help coordinate ministry involvement for short-term teams from the U.S. throughout the summer.

Opportunity

House Coordinator

Do you have a heart to help women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? Do you have the gifts of hospitality and encouragement? Are you skilled at event coordination, logistics, and management? 

Opportunity

Childcare and Early Development Coordinator

Do you have a heart to help the children of women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? We are looking for someone passionate about end slavery with and a desire to positively impact the next generation. 

Opportunity

Outdoor Ministry Intern

Join our team of interns at Hacienda El Refugio, a scenic outdoor retreat and adventure center in the mountains just north of Quito. You’ll help facilitate local Ecuadorian and international groups that come year round for reflection and advent...