Pray for the fellow Christians in Ecuador
The team gets to work with incredible people in Ecuador who are essential for us getting anything done. Pray that God would use our time there to enhance and encourage the ministry of the local church. Ask that God would direct the translators, which are essential to making our ministry possible. (Have you ever tried teaching children a new game without being able to speak their language? Playing charades can only get you so far.)
Pray for those we try to reach
Most importantly, ask that God would open people’s hearts to the gospel. The team can find creative ways to tell kids about the gospel, play exciting games that illustrate the lesson, and make crafts to ensure that they really get the point, but only God can truly draw a child’s heart to Him. Ask God to bless our work and use it to change lives. If we can impact just one person for eternity, the trip is worth it.
Your prayers are such an important part of the trip. So when you hear about the trip’s impact or see photos of the kids that attended our programs, know that you had a part in changing those lives.
One extra prayer request: pray that the team members bring their desire to share the gospel back with them when they return home from Ecuador. Investing in God’s kingdom is not a short-term goal.
While you are praying, ask God where He wants you to be. Next year, you could be the one excitedly preparing to serve God in Ecuador!