Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.
Arco Church, based in Cuenca, Ecuador started in 1987 with a small group of believers that has grown to over 1,800 members. Arco has had great success at extra-local church planting, with 17 churches in 16 different cities in 4 countries, each of which has a network of house churches. It is committed to evangelism, equipping, serving the poor, and building a vital student movement.
Two effective strategies have been: to utilize short-term trip opportunities to plant house churches, and to leverage opportunities to serve local children through joint projects with Compassion International (CI). In 2016, Xenos launched a 5 year partnership with Arco focusing on El Oro province. As our partneship has grow over the past few years, we now are able to support the growing church in three cities Santa Rosa, Huaquillas and Camilo Ponce Enriquez. Our partnership with Arco consists of regular financial support to the chruches in these three cities as well as annual short term trips to facilitate a medical clinics to help grow the reach of the local church.
Huaquillas, a city of 47,000 people, is a border city with Peru. There is an international bridge from there to the Peruvian city of Aguas Verdes with a population of 20,000. Consequently, there is a large amount of commerical movement between these gateway cities. Arco Church in Huaquillas is comprised of 2 home churches and serves 100 children through a project with CI. Recently, Arco opened a new ministry called "Casas de Dios," or "God's Houses," where houses are built for those in most need.
Your donation will contribute to our partnership commitment to provide much needed support to church planters and indigenous workers in their efforts reach the lost, develop leaders, and serve the poor in their communities.
To give to our Parntner in Ecuador, click here. Select Global Partnership Fund, then choose the option for Ecuador - Arco Church.