Significant factors make Ecuador a key location for goers to take action, particularly in the area of modern-day slavery. With its open borders, Ecuador is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking. Poverty, corruption, unemployment and lack of education are prevalent, increasing the high risk for sexual exploitation. But Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives, to bind up the brokenhearted, and to bring reconciliation and renewal! Through relational ministry, intentionally and respectfully demonstrating the love of Christ who loved us first, this team is helping youth and families at risk experience the transforming power of life in Jesus Christ as they respond to the issue of modern-day slavery, poverty and oppression.
As a social work team member, you would work with a multidisciplinary team and be part of the various programs in Quito. Social work provides an amazing foundation for working with these women, their families and the community at large. You would serve as an advocate for these women. You would build healthy relationships with them. You would have the opportunity to bring new innovative ideas to the team. You would be a valued team member. You would play a key role on the team as you participate and bring your unique gifts and skills. The programs are growing, and with the growth, there is more need for educated, compassionate, Spanish speakers who would be able to help sustain these programs and contribute to their effectiveness. The work is hard and it is not to be considered lightly, but should be considered with much prayer. This field can seem very appealing but loses its flare very quickly. Please consider with care.