Giving Code: 128833 Region: South America Area: Ecuador Cost(USD$): 244,000
The city of Guayaquil is where the Church of the Nazarene began in the country of Ecuador in 1972. The city is the largest in the nation with over 4 million inhabitants. It is a port city located 40 kilometers from the coast on a large river. Many poor squatter communities have sprung up on the edges of the city. The El Sembrador Church was planted in the downtown area of Guayaquil using the Jesus Film Ministry in the early 2000s. As the church grew it changed locations due to needed space. Finally, it began to rent a large warehouse for $2000 monthly with the option to buy. The church uses the Master's Plan strategy which is a cell group based ministry that has an excellent process for discipleship of new converts and training for church leadership. Now the property owners are requesting that the purchase of the property be completed. This is a unique opportunity for the church to continue to invest in the community and grow together as a church. Your gift will help provide the funds to establish the permanent presence of this church in the city of Guayaquil.