We are continuing to aid the people of Manta and Esmeraldas, Ecuador. After the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, that occurred back on April 16th, 2016. We immediately sent a team to assess the damage and gather information to formulate a plan of action. We tookas many supplies as we could to help with the most critical needs for the city of Manta.

We have been blessed to witness the generosity and solidarity of the people of Ecuador and here in Cuenca. The day after the earthquake we became an authorized center for receiving aid, local FM Radio Stations communicated this to the city of Cuenca. We have been able to send two truckloads of supplies including clothing, non-perishable foods, water, and medicines. Through the local church in Manta we have financed more than 30 projects for the affected families to be able to rebuild their homes and provide for basic needs. These projects include damaged roofs, caved in walls, as well as replacing kitchen equipment and bedding. We are currently providing assistance for many more of these kinds of projects.

In late June the church in Manta received a missions team that brought much needed support and encouragement. The affected areas have been blessed to see that there are people who would travel from so far away to share the love of God to them. A Medical Brigade was coordinated for the Manta area the first week of July, 2016. They provided for the medical needs for some of the 26 thousand victims that are still living in tent We were able to be a part of a group called REMAR to set up several meal centers in the most affected areas. They are receiving hundreds of people everyday and providing hot meals for the people of Manta. As the initial shock of the disaster recedes, news coverage has all but ceased and thedonations have slowed down. Even the government is changing its focus back to its regular activities. The need is greater than ever. We are going to continue to help the most affected areas and provide solutions for the long-term well being of both physical and spiritual needs ofthe Ecuadorian people. We are families making disciples in the nations, Join us today!

Initial Assessment

First Supplies


Financial Asistence

Meal Centers

Medical and Missions Teams

Dear Friends,

Days after the April 16th earthquake our dear friend Dr. Trina Helderman, Senior Health Advisor with MedAir, (a disaster relief organization) brought a team to Ecuador and began working directly with Rocio Castillo, our missionary in Esmeraldas.  Together they’ve visited 16 rural communities affected by the earthquake and have distributed nearly 300 relief kits (containing 2 canvas sheets, 1 water filter and miscellaneous kitchen supplies).  They’ve also given food and school supplies to each community.  

Rocio, who is also a Child Psychologist, has been working with Adriana Arroyo a Family Psychologist, providing counseling to many of those who were most affected.  In this way they’ve been helping individuals and the communities heal and rebuild, turning them into active survivors rather than passive victims.

We trust that with God’s help, and your prayers and support, the people of Ecuador will come through this disaster stronger and more united than ever.


Thank you!

John Guido 

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Isaiah 40:31 those that hope in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.






Cuenca Ecuador
Phone Number: 288-1330
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