Ecuador is an extraordinary beautiful and a high-contrast country. Unfortunately high dissimilarities exist between the rich and the poor. One third of the inhabitants are living below the poverty level. Ecuadorians work very hard and yet often earn just a little. The colonial period has left many marks. Still today the official language is Spanish and the majority of the people are catholic. Liebenzell Mission has already almost 20 years long been working in this country to spiritually and in a practical way support people.
Assistance in various children’s and youth clubs. The duties are not limited to Ibarra. The impact-team cooperates with missionaries especially in the surrounding cities and towns. However, also the existing church in Ibarra is supported. Supplementary tasks are insets in for example schools, visitations and if necessary active support at building projects.
Jesus the good shepherd
This December we impact-volunteers had the privilege to perform a self-written play on the topic "Jesus as good shepherd" more than 24 times in different places and villages. This was a good opportunity to reach many children, teenagers and adults and to share the good message of Christmas with them.
Sometimes our audience grew up to 1000 children, for example when we were guests in a school. It was challenging but still a great experience and has brought us even closer together as a team during this time.
We were able to feel God's guidance and were thankful to be able to use this wonderful opportunity and above all to reach many children,...