Ecuador Jun 18 - 26, 2022, Family/Student Friendly, w/David Molind, SR1575
NOTE: GHO has a COVID plan to do our best to keep trip participants and our patients safe and healthy. We are watching country requirements closely. It is possible this mission will cancel in which case your application and funds will be moved to a future mission of your choice.
*Currently CDC has lifted guidelines and no longer recommend a quarantine upon return to the U.S. if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. We do however recommend you check with your employer or hospital for their requirements before committing to the mission.
All team members must be Covid-19 vaccinated to attend this mission trip. This includes ages 12 and up for this trip. All Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted as soon as safely possible.
*Special Travel Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, no deviations from the trip dates will be allowed unless arranged by the individual in communication with the team leader and the GHO Travel Coordinator.
Family-Friendly Trip – We welcome physicians, dentists, pharmacists, dermatologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, and servants (non-medical helpers).
We will fly into Guayaquil and then bus from sea level, high into the Andes mountains to El Tambo. The elevation is about 8,650 ft. and is located at the site of the most extensive Incan ruins in Ecuador. The population is a mix of mestizo and indigenous Cañari people. Even in Ecuador, there is not an accurate census, because so many of the people are constantly migrating to other countries to work.
We will be blessed to serve alongside Pastor Rafael Alliaco and his wife Maria Isabel. Their church was started in 1979 and is the first evangelical church in the Tambo area. They have around 100 members in the main congregation, and many others in smaller outposts in the area.
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 and her husband Fernando are gifted leaders 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 www.arcoministries.org 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 https://www.familyhealthfnd.org/. 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!
Contact team leader, David Molind by email at [email protected]
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,595.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$900.00||Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
|$300.00||Estimated Domestic 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.
- Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend g3visas.com.
- Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.
- Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
- Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel