International Mission Teams: 2014 Team Members Needed in Ecuador!

Please join us in helping the children of Ecuador. SIFAT offers you that opportunity now! We need team members on several of our scheduled teams to Ecuador this year. Below, you will find dates for teams that need additional members and a summary of the project. We also have weeks available if you are interested in leading a new team from your church, school or community. Please contact Peggy Walker, SIFAT team coordinator, at or 256.396.2015 if you are interested in joining or leading a team in 2014.

This year, SIFAT teams will return to Villa Flora to begin work on the third floor of Pastor Rafael and Anita’s church. Teams built the first two floors in 2009 and 2010.

Current 2014 teams needing members:

  • 5/10 – 5/17 – University of Southern Mississippi Wesley Foundation – 4 spots for college students
  • 6/28 – 7/6 – Multi-church team led by Bill Etheridge, Aldersgate UMC, Huntsville – 6-7 spots for any age
  • 7/26-8/2 – Calera UMC, Calera, Ala.- 8-9 spots for any age
  • Doctors and nurse practitioners are also needed on several medical teams this year.

More 2014 teams still needed:

We still need an additional five (5) construction/VBS teams or medical teams between August and November of this year.

Construction teams and most medical teams also bring VBS to children participating in our SIFAT Ecuador projects. Team members make so many friends while on their trips!

Project Summary:SIFAT needs many construction/VBS teams to serve in Villaflora, an urban neighborhood in Quito. SIFAT teams will help build the third floor of their new building of classrooms for at-risk children sponsored by Compassion International to provide a place for them to be safe after school every day. The children are given lunch and tutored in their school subjects and spiritual formation. Pastor Rafael and his wife Anita, a SIFAT Ecuador graduate, previously hosted teams to build the first two floors of their new building. Since then. their church continues to minister not only in their immediate neighborhood, but also in even poorer parts of the city.  This year, SIFAT team members will be working alongside members of the church in construction and providing VBS for children in several SIFAT Ecuador graduates’ projects.

Five more construction or medical teams are needed between August and November! Doctors and nurse practitioners can join existing teams. Contact Peggy Walker, international team coordinator, for more information.

Logistical Information:

Length of trip: 8 days
Cost per person: $950 in-country expenses, $850-$1500 approximate r/t airfare
$2500 team construction funds (or $100 per person, whichever is greater) or $125 per person for health training fund (medical teams only)
$50 each additional day, plus tourist day activity costs.

SIFAT graduate Anita and her husband, Pastor Rafael, invite you to their church in Villaflora, Quito, Ecuador! They are leading their church to minister in other impoverished neighborhoods.

Contact Information:

Contact Peggy Walker, team coordinator, at or 256.396.2015 if you are interested in joining a team. To learn about other short-term mission team opportunities with SIFAT, visit our international missions page.