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As a team of Christ's ambassadors, SIM Ecuador exists in love to proclaim and to live out Christ’s message of reconciliation. We do so in the power and for the glory of God. In partnership with the Church, we want to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where he is least known.

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As a team of Christ's ambassadors, SIM Ecuador exists in love to proclaim and to live out Christ’s message of reconciliation. We do so in the power and for the glory of God. In partnership with the Church, we want to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where he is least known.

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 El Sendero

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 El Sendero

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

Communities where Christ is least known

Rural population of the southern province of Loja

We thank God for Church growth, as more urban churches in the city of Loja are planting churches in remote rural areas. Our strategy is to work alongside these churches to raise the number of believers in rural areas from the current 0.1 per cent.

Nearly all 300,000 living in rural communities remain in bondage to an animistic Catholicism that combines idolatry, shamans and superstitions. Town priests usually lead the opposition to gospel work, while families and communities persecute those searching for truth outside their traditional beliefs. Persecution varies but often includes public shaming, beatings from parents and disownment.

Leaders are being trained to share the gospel and testimonies of its impact on their lives. Still, there remains a great need for workers to continue church planting and to train leaders.

Vulnerable populations

Women and children are Ecuador’s most vulnerable people, and as such, face the highest risk of violence and abuse. A national survey reports that 60 per cent of women have experienced some form of violence, and three fourths of the time, this violence comes from family members or other people they know. Almost half of Ecuador’s children are regularly exposed to violent physical abuse at home.

Also, most of the one million Venezuelan immigrants who came to Ecuador in 2018 are now homeless and begging, without hope of finding work or housing. SIM’s compassion ministry is working to connect with these groups and other vulnerable people, such as those with disabilities, by offering trauma healing, a finance management course and other resources.

Prayers

1

Pray for Radio Hope to receive government approval for its FM frequency and to broadcast gospel messages that would have an impact throughout the province.

2

Pray for our compassion ministry to effectively open doors to new communities through tangible expressions of Christ’s love.

3

Pray for our equipping leadership ministries to develop stable, maturing leaders, especially in rural communities, through training programmes and ongoing discipleship.

4

Pray for more teachers for our MK study centre.


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God listens: Reed & the Ecuadorian Deaf community

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Servio y su familia obedecieron cuando Dios los envió a su pueblo natal para plantar una iglesia en la provincia de Loja.

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Daniel started this course for young leaders with little expectations. But, on top of the ministry focused training, it turned out to be a life-changing personal experience.

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Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

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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.

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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.

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