Ministry Profile: Pews in the Park
Ministry Profiles / Quito, Ecuador / Skaters

Ministry Profile: Pews in the Park

On summer afternoons like this, the sounds of skateboarding have become a given in the Calderon neighborhood of Quito, Ecuador. The clap of wooden decks hitting concrete, the ping of metal trucks striking a grind rail, the occasional outburst of congratulatory shouts as a hard-earned trick is successfully landed; these are the familiar notes that … Continue reading

Ministry Profile: Risk and Refuge in Quito, Ecuador
Ministry Profiles / Quito, Ecuador / Students

Ministry Profile: Risk and Refuge in Quito, Ecuador

Roberto chuckles as he rests his arm on a wooden fence post, an amused expression on his face. Two helmet-and-harness-clad middle school boys swing back and forth precariously in front of him, suspended on a tightrope between two tall pine trees. “Vamos chicos!” he cheers as the boys regain their balance and cautiously advance further … Continue reading

Ministry Profile: The Building Blocks of Transformation
Masatepe, Nicaragua / Ministry Profiles / Poverty

Ministry Profile: The Building Blocks of Transformation

What do a church, a school, a pizza parlor, an agricultural non-profit, and a brand-new coffee shop have in common? To most people, nothing at all. But to Brandon and Hannah Weidman, they are the beginning of transformation; building blocks in a small community called Masatepe. “This place has so much to offer,” Brandon explains … Continue reading