Ecuador Mar 11 - 19, 2023, Family/Student Friendly Trip, w/David Maddy, SR1589

Mar 11 2023 - Mar 19 2023
Santa Isabel, EC

Family/Student Friendly Trip –

We welcome physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, servants (non-medical helpers), and a trip photographer/videographer on all of our general medicine and dentistry trips.
Dr. Dave Maddy will be leading this team to Ecuador.  Dr. Maddy and Dr. Tim Daugherty have been partnering in dental missions for many years and have been the impetus behind recruiting an amazing team of dental students and dentists serving as mentors, from the University of Louisville. They have also established some great connections with physicians in California and Nebraska that have led our CMDA chapters there and recruited medical students to join these teams.  
The trip will be from March 11-19, 2023.  We will fly into Guayaquil and then bus from sea level, high into the Andes mountains, and then down to Santa Isabel. The elevation is about 4,500 ft. and is located at the edge of the beautiful valley of Yungilla.  The population is a mix of mestizo and indigenous people. They make a living mainly by growing sugar cane and taking care of the properties of people’s vacation homes.
We will be blessed to serve alongside Pastor Edwin Ochoa and his wife, Patty. Their Arco church was started in 2012 and has around 50 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 Dave Maddy, DMD, at [email protected] or Assistant Team Leader Ron Brown 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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Brenda Wheeler
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$150.00 Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)
$1,545.00 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

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  1. Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend
  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 -


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