July 8 – July 17

Grades 9-12

Students will help complete the church building we started last summer. They will also minister in the community surrounding the church in Quito. This involves VBS, sports, music, and other things intended to convey the message of God’s love to locals.

Ecuador is a country in South America that boarders Colombia and Peru. High school students will experience ministry and life by partnering with Quito Quest Ministries

There will be time to experience culture, including visiting local markets,villages, and other indigenous sites.

Apply to be a part of the Ecuador team

December 4 – January 15


Do you use the current grade or the grade the student will enter following the summer?

Current grade the student is in when applying. 2016-17 school year.

How much does the trip cost?


How will students travel to Ecuador?

Students will take a bus chartered by Autumn Ridge Church to the airport and will fly to Ecuador.

Are there ways for students to raise money for their trip?

Yes! Students can participate in the hire a student program, send mission support letters to friends and family, mission commissioning offering/fundraiser.

Where will students be staying?

Students will be staying in a team house in Quito provided to us by Youth World Short Term Missions. There will be hot water, american outlets and twin size beds. Students will NOT need to bring their own bedding and towels, etc.

What is the weather like while they are there?

Since the seasons are flipped they will be in the winter months.  The average high is expected to be 60 degrees and lows in the 40’s.

Is the food and water safe?

Yes the food and water is safe to eat and drink.  Water will be bottled or prepared in advance for safe use.

Do students need spending money? What is the currency used?

Students do need to bring spending money for incidentals. The currency used in this country is U.S. dollars.

What preventive medical care does my student need prior to travel?

Every country has different requirements.  We advise that you contact your doctor and or travel clinic.