In the Gate Community our global partner is the country of Ecuador where we work with an organization called Youth World to support three ministries in the city of Quito.
Our three partners are: La Roca (a skateboarding ministry), Casa Gabriel (a leadership training ministry to street boys), and Argelia Alta (a local church and school in one of the poorest areas of Quito. We have been able to connect to these partners by sending three teams over the last five years. During these mission experiences we have made some great relationships with some of the people who are part of these ministries. They are an important part of our global partnership with Youth World. Some of the key people we work with are:
- Brad and Sandi Miller – Directors of Youth World
- Cameron Vivanco – Assistant Director of Youth World
- Manuel and Kristen Ronquillo – Youth World Missionaries
- Brock and Nancy Luginbill – Directors of La Roca -
- Phil and Debbie Douce – Directors of Casa Gabriel -
- Pastor Ramiro and Jenny Maldonado – Pastor/Leader of Argelia Alta
Our next Ecuador missions experience is planned for the summer of 2016. More information will be available in the spring of 2015.