Lucía lives just outside the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, in the troubled neighbourhood of Sergio Toral. Here, many young children are exposed to violence, drugs and abuse. “When we started working here, we heard a lot about theft and violence,” Lucía says. “But many of these problems arise because our neighbours have not heard that…

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From Hopeless to Hope-Filled

April 16, 2016: A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes northern Ecuador. By October, about 16,000 people were displaced by the earthquake. Juan Carlos began working as a church planter in the area of Monte Sinaí, Ecuador, a place he had been praying for. When he started a new church, the training provided through Bible League Canada…

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Assignment: Encourage

In October, eleven Mission Thrift Store volunteers from across Canada travelled to Ecuador with Bible League Canada to see the impact their volunteering is making in the communities of a country far different from Canada. We began as strangers to each other, but we had so much in common — our faith in God, volunteering…

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Edwin made profits from the violence in Ecuador. Before he met Jesus, Edwin made a living selling guns. He didn’t mind the political instability and corruption because it helped him earn more money. Miraculous healing for the mute gunrunner Edwin had no interest in religion until, one day, he was struck mute. Panic overcame the…

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Rosalino, a Quichua Indian from Ecuador, felt called to serve a remote village in the Andes Mountains. Its people had been broken down by hard labour and poverty over many generations. When they turned to hollow tradition for relief, their suffering only deepened. Rosalino knew just what this disheartened village needed to renew hope: the power…

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You can help shape a nation by introducing children to Jesus Christ. That’s especially true in Ecuador, where almost a third of the population is under the age of 15. You have an opportunity today to support the work of Children’s Bible Clubs in Ecuador, through which almost 2,000 children heard about Jesus last year.…

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Katherine saw no reason to live – until she met Jesus. Before she found the love of God, Katherine’s life was broken. She had no peace or happiness. “But now it is different because I am a child of God,” Katherine shares. “It can be different for the young people of Loja, too!” Katherine now feels…

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