Monday, March 05, 2007

Tambillo, Ecuador Mission trip information

From March 8-21, we will have 46 persons traveling to Tambillo, Ecuador to build a church and conduct a medical mission and conduct Evangelistic meetings. The building program is conducted with Maranatha Volunteers International (see their website at for more information).

The group is comprised of construction and medical volunteers. Most of the team is from the West Houston Seventh-day Adventist church in Houston Texas. However, we have a "extended" church family that is going as well from many other states. They are either family members or have gone on previous trips.

I have listed all the members below:

Pedro Arguello – Houston Texas
Sylvia Arguello – Houston Texas
Andrea Arguello – Houston Texas
Michael Arguello – Houston Texas
Daniel Arguello – Houston Texas
Theresa Delco – Houston Texas
Bozena Hunek – Houston Texas
Jessica Hunek – Houston Texas
Ana Angeles – New York City
Kevin Bobbitt – North Carolina
Michelle Bobbitt – Phoenix, Arizona
Ed Dewar – Houston Texas
John Garofalo – Houston Texas
Eric Griffin – Houston Texas
Joanna Grimaldo – Houston Texas
Marco Grimaldo – Houston Texas
Greg Hatch – Houston Texas
Rachael Hatch – Houston Texas
Jean Henry – Houston Texas
Linval Henry – Houston Texas
Andrew Hinds – Atlanta, GA
Carolina Hironymus – Houston Texas
Andrea James – Houston Texas
Kimbrelly Monroe – North Carolina
Mariela Lajara – New York City
Guy Legan - Wisconsin
Geneva McCallum - Pennsylvania
Diego Montoya – Houston Texas

Arlene Nelson - Houston Texas
Ken Nelson – Houston Texas
Mellow Del Ombiga – Houston Texas
Brandy Prokop – Houston Texas
Gricelda Ramia – Houston Texas
Sosheel Saleem – Houston Texas
Dale Spencer – Houston Texas
Danae Spencer – Houston Texas
Claudell Wilson – Atlanta, GA
Danielle Wolff – Houston Texas
Gino Wolff – Atlanta, GA
Rachel Wolff – Charlotte, NC
Raymond Wolff – Houston Texas
Roxie Wolff – Charlotte, NC
Kelly Woodard – Atlanta, GA
Allyson Wu – New York City
Frank Ottati - Orlando FL
Kathy Ottati - Orlando FL

Our itinerary is as follows:

  • Thursday, Mar 8 - Advance team arrives
  • Friday, Mar 9 - Advance team gets site and other information set up and starts laying block
    Medical team sets up for mission and procures medicines
    Main team leaves Houston at 11:45 AM and arrives in Quito at 10:00 PM (no meal provided once you land – make sure to eat either before you leave Atlanta or on the plane)
    Arrive at hotel and get settled
  • Saturday, Mar 10 - Attend church and get to know each other and the church members
    Orientation for job site the next day in the evening
  • Sunday, Mar 11 - Team begins work at the job site constructing the church
    Medical team begins setup / work for medical mission
  • Monday, Mar 12 through Friday, Mar 16 - Team continues work at the job site constructing the church
    Medical team continues work.
  • Saturday, Mar 17 - Worship service conducted in newly finished church
    Lunch at church
    Bus takes group to Hotel Quito
    Potential tour of Old Quito by night
  • Sunday, Mar 18 - Vacation for majority of group.
    Tour to Mitad del Mundo and Otavalo (Indian Market)
  • Monday, Mar 19 - Excursions (tour of Quito and Teleferico)
    Flight to Guayaquil in the evening
    Bus to hotel in Guayaquil.
  • Tuesday Mar 20 - Tour of Guayaquil
    Dinner at hotel
    Main group flight back to the US. Depart Guayaquil at 12:30 AM,
  • Wednesday March 21 - arrive in Atlanta at 7:00 AM; Houston at 11:00 AM

Please continue to check in as we hope to post on a daily basis. Feel free to leave comments as we will receive those during the trip!

Above all, continue to pray for the group and that God will continue to bless our efforts and allow us to be His instruments in this work.


Angela said...

You will be in our prayers! The site looks beautiful!

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