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New ministry in Ecuador!

In 2005 a tiny mission called Nuevos Amigos ("New Friends") began with a big vision to transform the next generation in Quito, Ecuador.  Like most new missions, they struggled with identity, funding and leadership during those early years.  But a school was born.  Missionaries Jim & Tony Kay Schutz arrived in 2010 to develop local leaders, and the school began to flourish.  RiverTree Christian Church also stepped in to provide funding, sponsor students, lead mission trips, and offer oversight.  It appeared God was up to something.

School leaders dreamed big.  Committed to transformation, not just education, they focused on five priorities every child in Ecuador needs to succeed: (1) Discipleship, (2) Critical Thinking, (3) 2nd Language [English], (4) Technology, and (5) Servant Leadership.  These priorities have shaped their curriculum and every decision.  Today, the school officially named Escuela Rey Sabio Salomón ("Wise King Solomon School") has 185 students taught by a dedicated staff in a well-equipped school.

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Parents within the community have noticed the difference being made and are getting involved.  After hearing pleas to add a high school (grades 10-13), a class for 1st year bachelor (freshmen) was added this year.  Another grade level will be added each year until the high school is complete.  But what's next?

Back in 2016, RiverTree began partnering with Lifeline in Honduras.  Both ministries recognized quickly they shared a common vision for ministry.  Our leaders bonded and began to dream big dreams.  What if Lifeline's cross-cultural experience and global support network could be used to stabilize Nuevos Amigos' growth?  What if this emerging school became the base for a Sending & Equipping Center, similar to what Lifeline is already developing in Honduras, Haiti and El Salvador, and planted a network of new churches in that region?  What if this new generation of leaders could be mobilized to transform their city?

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Over the past year, Lifeline and RiverTree have talked and prayed and traveled together, working out a unique partnership.  In 2018, Lifeline will assume leadership over the school, sponsorship ministry, and mission trips in Ecuador.  RiverTree will continue funding, sponsoring and sending teams.  And together, we're reaching out to introduce new people and churches to Nuevos Amigos, broadening the base of support and casting a bold, new vision for Quito, Ecuador.

You can take this amazing journey with us by sponsoring a student, by taking a mission trip to work in the school and community, by sending leaders on a vision trip to explore what God is doing, or by praying for the support needed to fuel a God-sized vision.

Now, you can spark a life on mission for God in Quito, Ecuador!




You can connect with this new ministry!

Go on a mission trip: more detailskeith.dimbath@lifeline.org

Sponsor a child: audra.norman@lifeline.org

Vision/exploration trip for leaders: joel.augustus@lifeline.org

Finanicial support: ben.simms@lifeline.org