Ecuador Mar 9 - 17, 2024, Family/Student Friendly Trip, w/Ron Brown and Tyler Blount, DMD SR1636

Mar 9 2024 - Mar 17 2024
$1845 + Airfare

Closed except for Family Prac, Internal Meds, OB/GYN. 

Dental and Medical Students and Family Friendly Trip –

We welcome physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental and medical students, pharmacists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, physical/occupational therapists, servants (non-medical helpers), and a trip photographer/videographer on all of our general medicine and dentistry trips.
Ron Brown and Dr. Tyler Blount will be leading this team to Ecuador.  They have been partnering in dental missions for many years with Dr. Dave Maddy, who always recruited an amazing team of dental students and dentists serving as mentors, from the University of Louisville. Many of these trips have also flourished from the partnership of medical doctors and medical students from various CMDA chapters across the country. The goal with these trips has always been to help encourage dental and medical students to be able to use their professional skillset to share the gospel and help our local partner churches reach their community through medical/dental clinics.

We will fly into Quito and from there fly to our medical/dental clinic in Loja, Ecuador, where we will be partnering with the local dental school in Loja to provide free medical and dental care on their campus. Loja sits at around 6700 ft and is located in the Cuxibamba valley in southern Ecuador. The population of 181,000, is a mix of mestizo and indigenous peoples. Loja is a commercial center for the southern mountains of Ecuador. In the surrounding countryside, they make a living mainly by growing sugar cane and maintaining vacation home properties.
We will be blessed to serve alongside Pastor Juan Diego Valdivieso and his wife, Katerina. Their Arco church was started 6 years ago and has around 200 members.
Our local hosts are Marilyn Guido and Tammy Ramirez. Tammy is Marilyn’s administrative assistant and coordinates most of the logistics with our GHO teams. She is a gifted leader in the Arco Cuenca church. Marilyn and her husband have been missionaries in Ecuador and Peru, since 1988. They have recently gone back to pastoring one of the Arco churches in Cuenca, while John continues to supervise and mentor in 11 other Arco churches in Ecuador as well as churches in Cuba and Brazil. More information about the Arco group of churches can be found at They have a non-profit foundation and full-time clinic in Cuenca, that provides the legal umbrella for our team to enter and work in-country. We’ll get a peek at that during the week! More info at They have been hosting GHO teams since 1999.
We welcome your heart to serve the people of Ecuador and are looking forward to an amazing time!

For more information, email Team Leader Ron Brown at [email protected] or Tyler Blount, DMD at [email protected]

Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
Phone: 888-230-2637
Fax: 423-764-1417

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Emily Hill
(423) 844-1079




$150.00 Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)
$1,695.00 Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)
$1,300.00 Estimated Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)


Waiver of Responsibility Form Required

Your application is not complete until this form is completed.




  1. IMPORTANT! The expiration date on your passport MUST be at least 6 months past the return date of your trip. Processing times for new passports and passport renewals is 3 - 4 months so be sure to start the process immediately after you have been approved for the trip if your passport expiration date does not meet the requirement.
  2. Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.


  1. Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
  2. Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader


  1. Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms
  2. Begin Fundraising
  3. Submit all requested documents to GHO right away
  4. Immunizations -


Global Health Outreach Ecuador Trip 2024

By Dorothy Nguyen on 3/26/2024

Ecuador Mar 9 - 17, 2024, Family/Student Friendly Trip, w/Ron Brown and Tyler Blount, DMD SR1636

I have just returned from my trip this last Sunday evening in which...

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