Are you a young person with a passion to serve others and help reach out in Jesus’ name? Join Samaritan’s Purse for an unforgettable trip to Ecuador this summer!

Samaritan’s Purse Canada is taking a team of Canadian youth to join us on an exciting mission trip to Quito, Ecuador.  Working alongside local partners, team members will have an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ as they serve through children’s ministry, sports ministry, a feeding program and home improvement projects.  Pan de Vida (Bread of Life) is a long-time partner of Samaritan’s Purse.  Their ministry reaches out to the vulnerable and less fortunate and strives to improve their quality of life by helping them to obtain the resources they need both spiritually and physically.

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Dates: August 11-19, 2017

Donation Amount: $3,500

The per person donation amount for this trip is $3500 (CDN) and includes return international airfare from Calgary, orientation, ground transportation, food, shared accommodation (in a guest house), medical/travel insurance while outside of Canada, and project costs.  It does not include meals during transit (at airports), vaccinations, and any additional airline baggage fees. 

Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) invites team members to join in its charitable activities. SPC may only be able to undertake this mission trip if sufficient funds are raised. The cost of the trip to SPC is $3500 and trip participants are asked to donate this full amount to SPC in order to cover the costs. Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts.

Volunteers Needed: 15 volunteers

This team is designed for young people aged 16 or over. If you are willing to work hard, enjoy being with others, and have a flexible attitude, you are encouraged to apply. Minors (under 18) must have parental consent to join.

Project: This team will have the opportunity to engage with individuals that Pan de Vida serves on a regular basis. Activities will include children’s ministry, sports ministry with youth, involvement at a feeding program, and construction to improve the quality of a family’s home. Each day will be spent working as a team on one of these projects, and the team will also have a day to engage in Ecuadorian culture through a local market visit and exploring the city of Quito.

Accommodations and Transportation: Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. The team will stay in Quito at a guesthouse, sharing bedrooms and facilities with other members of the team. Transportation will be in rented vans.    

Flights: This team will be travelling together from Calgary to Quito, Ecuador. It is the responsibility of each individual to arrange and pay for their own transportation to Calgary. (Flights from other cities in Canada can also be arranged for you to join the team departing from Calgary. Your donation amount would be adjusted accordingly.)

Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on the Samaritan’s Purse Ecuador Youth Team, please complete an online application. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 initial donation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500


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Please pray for Samaritan's Purse Teams as they prepare to serve the people of Ecuador. Pray that God will provide the necessary funds and resources and that they will be granted safety and health as they travel.


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