Saint Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the gospel always. If necessary, use words.” You will demonstrate this through humanitarian and service projects throughout the city. Between food ministries to the poor, a weekly ministry in a juvenile detention center, and various third-party outreaches, you will have many opportunities to display God’s love.
One of the areas of emphasis for you will be in Quito’s nightlife district where you will work directly with the many street children who are trafficked each weekend from surrounding villages. Many of these children are forced to sell items on the streets, steal, or are sold as sex-slaves. These children are forced to work late into the night trying to meet quotas for their traffickers. Most are sold by their families for the weekend for around $10. In response, our ministry base holds a weekly children’s program called Carpa Loca (“Crazy Tent”), a high-energy program designed to teach the children important, life-changing values. You and your team will participate in this program and bring hope and joy to these special children.
We believe that sharing our faith shouldn’t be religious, but should be part of a natural dialogue. Our creative campaigns provide a visual centerpiece through which we can enter into real conversations. It is our aim to empower you with tools that will allow you to demonstrate the Love of God in an approachable, normal, and yes--even cool way. Together, we will minister using these outreaches and creative campaigns. CLICK HERE to see some of our past campaigns.
CHURCH PLANTING (ONE UIO)
As a ministry, Go International’s Missions Base does approximately seven outreaches a week in some of the roughest parts of the city. We’ve found that often the people that we encounter don’t feel like they “fit in” within traditional churches. It is with this in mind that we launched a church plant here in Quito, ONE UIO.
ONE UIO may not look or feel like a typical church from the outside, but each service proudly proclaims the transformative message of Christ. The church has been meeting in a popular music venue called El Garage (The Garage). Every week we give people a new reason to come to the “Garage”--to have an encounter with the living God. Your team will attend one of the ONE services, as well as tell people we encounter through our times of ministry about the ONE church plant.