Quito, Ecuador is on the side of a volcano,
Pichincha at 9200 feet above sea level. The western end of the
Andes Mountains starts with Ecuador.
The Evangelism Task
Force has started a mission project just outside of Quito. With
"Gilgal" House, the evangelism task force will have a base of operations
for teams of missionaries to reach out in Ecuador.
A group of second year medical students for the University
of Arizona asked Dr. Mike Hitt to help them
with a foreign medical mission. They put together a group of students
interested in medical missions and found a mission group going when they
had a break in their studies. I was asked by Dr. Hitt if I
would like to tag along.
Although my trip started in Phoenix, we grouped in
Miami to take COPA to Panama City then on to Quito.
The group consisted of the four U of A students; Dr. Hitt
and his 15 year old son Kim; Marlene a family nurse practitioner and Barbara
pediatric nurse practitioner from chicago; Dr. John Powell the ETF director;
Pastor Don and his wife Miss Ann from a small church in Georgia;
Chris and Kim from the Georgia church who will be moving to Quito,
Ecuador to establish the House; and myself.