Ecuador

The vision of SIM Ecuador is to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples.

 

Therefore, by faith we see:

  • Churches expressing God’s love and compassion, serving their communities and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.
  • The church of Loja passionate to support gospel workers in Loja and the world. 
  • The people of God capable of serving effectively in ministry.
  • A church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached, rural areas of the Loja province.
  • Families being transformed by the gospel in southern Ecuador.
  • Young people making disciples and modelling a holistic, Christ-centred life in their communities.
  • Missionaries flourishing beneath quality administration and member care.
  • Missionary kids grow up to be personal followers of Jesus.

Ecuador

The vision of SIM Ecuador is to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples.

 

Therefore, by faith we see:

  • Churches expressing God’s love and compassion, serving their communities and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.
  • The church of Loja passionate to support gospel workers in Loja and the world. 
  • The people of God capable of serving effectively in ministry.
  • A church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached, rural areas of the Loja province.
  • Families being transformed by the gospel in southern Ecuador.
  • Young people making disciples and modelling a holistic, Christ-centred life in their communities.
  • Missionaries flourishing beneath quality administration and member care.
  • Missionary kids grow up to be personal followers of Jesus.

Come and Serve

Administration

Our goal as a ministry team is to see missionaries flourishing with quality administration and member care.

Compassion Ministries

Churches expressing God's love and compassion, serving their communities, and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.

Equipping Church Leaders

Equipping pastors and leaders of city and rural churches to be faithful to God's Word and the gospel in their ministry to others.

Ministry to Missionary Kids

Growing up missionary kids to be personal followers of Jesus through education, activities, and programs that build them up in Christ.

Mobilising

To see the church of Loja passionate to support gospel workers in Loja and the world.

Planting and Strengthening Rural Churches

Proclaiming the gospel in order to see a church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least reached areas of rural Loja, Ecuador.

Radio Hope

Radio "Ondas de Esperanza" ("Radio Hope") proclaims the gospel in Ecuador through quality Christian radio programming.

Youth Ministry 3D

Reaching young people between 15 and 25 years of age in creative ways.

Administration

Un campo misionero bien administrado permite a los misioneros de largo plazo alcanzar a los menos alcanzados.

Compassion Ministries

Churches expressing God's love and compassion, serving their communities, and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.

Equipping Church Leaders

Equipando a pastores y líderes de iglesias locales para que sean fieles a la Palabra de Dios y al Evangelio.

Ministry to Missionary Kids

Apoyando a los hijos de misioneros para que crezcan como seguidores personales de Jesús a través de la educación, actividades y programas que los edifican en Cristo.

Mobilising

Sirviendo a la iglesia de Loja para ser apasionada en apoyar a los obreros del Evangelio en Loja y el mundo.

Planting and Strengthening Rural Churches

Proclamando el Evangelio para ver un movimiento de plantación de iglesias que reproduce comunidades de seguidores de Jesucristo en las áreas rurales, menos alcanzadas de la provincia de Loja.

Radio Hope

Radio Ondas de Esperanza proclama el Evangelio por medio de una programación de radio cristiana.

Youth Ministry 3D

Alcanzando a los jóvenes entre 15 y 25 años de forma creativa.

Communities where He is least known

Southern Cantons of Loja Province  

The town of Cariamanga in the rural area of Loja province is part of a new priority area of SIM Ecuador. Of the 77,000 people in Cariamanga, around 0.1% are forming Christ-centred communities. Many people remain strongly tied to Roman Catholicism, but they don't always know Roman Catholic doctrine very well. People practice a "folk-Catholicism," namely animistic beliefs mixed with traditional Catholic church life. Healers, shamans, and superstition are as important as the practices of the traditional church. These beliefs still impact the lives of evangelical believers, who face opposition when they deny the traditional beliefs of their family. Around 12-15% of this area’s population are illiterate. Youth continue to move to cities. The few small churches that exist need resources and training in evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and doctrine in order to make an impact in their communities. The churches need a vision for the lost and scattered people of their own region. A major obstacle are the many present sects, which distort the teaching of the gospel and confuse believers.

 

College Students and Youth 

The need for gospel proclamation among the thousands of university students and youth between 15 and 25 years old in the city of Loja is receiving a greater focus than ever before. There is a clear vision to disciple university students and establish a ministry in the two main university campuses in Loja. Students and young workers are looking for a brighter future, and through relationships, we seek to reach this community.

Prayers

1

Pray for believers in rural areas to be courageous ambassadors for Christ.

2

Pray for efforts in rural Loja Province to connect and support churches through teaching, resources and outreach.

3

Pray for wisdom and direction as we work with others to establish a ministry on the two university campuses.

4

Pray for continued work in urban areas alongside the local church.

5

Pray for wisdom as we consider new ministries to least-reached areas of Ecuador.


Stories from this Country

"A radio program changed my life!"

"Waves of Hope" radio ministry makes a difference to many people in Loja, Ecuador. Read about a man whose life was changed and why we want to expand this radio ministry.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas responded to his missionary call after meeting an Ecuadorian mission team whose presence in Ghana spoke to him deeply - and they challenged him to go where Christ has not been known.

Teachers: Affecting eternity, one student at a time

Teachers are urgently needed in Ecuador! The education of missionary children is one of the greatest factors affecting a missionary’s duration, location and effectiveness. Read more about how teachers make it possible for missionary parents to stay on the field, and ask God if you can fill a need for MK teachers in Ecuador.

"The Story of Hope" brings joy to rural Ecuador

The Bible is the Word of God, but we could easily call it the "Book of hope." Through the many stories in the Bible we see God at work and his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ unfolding across its pages. As a result of SIM Ecuador's "Story of Hope" ministry in rural Loja, Christian believers participated in a special biblical training presentation that introduced important concepts in new and unforgettable ways.

High-impact connections: Reaching university students for Christ

Universities are places where the faith of Christians is put to the test. Christian students need to know they are not alone and how to share the gospel with their classmates. Read more about how this ministry is impacting young students at the universities of Loja.

In the shadow of the Virgin Mary's village, God builds new friendships

Building relationships in a religious community of Loja Province of Ecuador can be challenging, but God connects His workers with those He is seeking out!

Small town, big changes

The harvest is ripe in the rural area of Loja province. Read more about a couple in a small village finding freedom in Christ and about the challenges they face in their community.

The need for discipleship

Discipleship is vital for new believers and their personal growth in Christ. A missionary shares her experience.

"Go and preach!"

Latinos for global missions! Read about a young Ecuadorian impacted by God, ministering to students of his home country, and preparing for missions.

After the earthquake, God brings healing

One year after a devastating 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador, people are still rebuilding their homes. But deep emotional wounds still remain. SIM Ecuador is focusing on trauma healing in our continuing relief efforts to the disaster-ravaged region.

Latinos reaching Latinos: God at work in rural Ecuador

Martha was always full of questions. From the first time she attended the Bible study, her desire to know more was evident.

Ecuador earthquake disaster relief - One month later

God is at work, even through the aftermath of the destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16.

Stories from this Country

"A radio program changed my life!"

El ministerio radial tiene un impacto en muchas vidas en Loja. Lea más cómo una vida común ha sido movida y por cuál razón luchamos para extender la cobertura de la radio.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas respondió al llamado misionero por un equipo de ecuatorianos que eran un testimonio de que aún ellos podían ir a otro lugar donde Cristo no ha sido conocido.

Teachers: Affecting eternity, one student at a time

La educación de los hijos de misioneros es uno de los factores más importantes que afecta la duración, ubicación y estrategia de un misionero en el campo ministerial. Lea cómo los maestros hacen posible que los padres misioneros permanezcan en el campo para seguir promoviendo el Reino de Dios.

"The Story of Hope" brings joy to rural Ecuador

La Biblia es la palabra de Dios, y quizás también podríamos llamarla el libro de la Esperanza. Podemos ver a Dios obrando, y Su plan de salvación a través de Jesús desenvolverse a lo largo de sus páginas. Esto es lo que muchos cristianos han entendido en un pueblo rural de la provincia de Loja. Continúa leyendo para conocer un testimonio del poder de la palabra de Dios en los corazones de Su pueblo, equipándoles para compartir mejor sobre la esperanza que hay en ellos.

High-impact connections: Reaching university students for Christ

Las universidades son lugares donde la fe de los cristianos es puesta a prueba. Necesitan ánimo para saber que no están solos como creyentes y que pueden compartir el Evangelio con sus compañeros de clase. Lea más sobre el impacto que el ministerio juvenil tiene en las universidades de Loja.

In the shadow of the Virgin Mary's village, God builds new friendships

Formando relaciones en una comunidad religiosa de la provincia de Loja puede ser un reto. ¡Pero Dios conecta Su pueblo con aquellos que Él está buscando!

Small town, big changes

La cosecha está lista en el área rural de la provincia de Loja. Lea más sobre una pareja en un pueblo pequeño que encuentra libertad en Cristo y sobre los desafíos que enfrentan en su comunidad.

The need for discipleship

El discipulado es esencial para los nuevos creyentes y su crecimiento personal en Cristo. Una misionera comparte su experiencia.

"Go and preach!"

Latinos para misiones globales! Lea acerca de un joven ecuatoriano impactado por Dios, ministrando a los estudiantes de su país de origen y preparándose para las misiones.

After the earthquake, God brings healing

Un año después del terremoto devastador en Ecuador, las casas todavía están siendo reconstruidas. Pero aún quedan heridas profundas por el trauma. Por eso SIM Ecuador se está enfocando en la terapia de trauma en los continuos esfuerzos de ayuda.

Latinos reaching Latinos: God at work in rural Ecuador

Martha was always full of questions. From the first time she attended the Bible study, her desire to know more was evident.

Ecuador earthquake disaster relief - One month later

God is at work, even through the aftermath of the destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16.