2014 – 2017: Calderon
with SIFAT Graduate Pastor Raul Flores
Address: Calle Carapungo y Eliseo Pintado esquina – IGLESIA “JESUS ES EL CAMINO”
SIFAT short-term mission teams served in Calderon for three years. Calderon is a poor community located on the northern outskirts of Quito. Teams worked with SIFAT graduate Pastor Raul and his wife Ruth on the project known as Jesus es el Camino (Jesus is the Way). Besides providing engaging VBS activities, construction teams built a three-story addition that includes bathrooms, a multipurpose/youth room, classrooms for the after-school program, a cafeteria and a kitchen.
Through the efforts of Pastor Raul’s church, Iglesia del Nazareno, and its partnership with Compassion International, these children are tutored in their school subjects, encouraged in their spiritual development, fed a hot lunch, and, most importantly, have a place to be safe and off the streets while their parents work, usually far away from home.