Colombia – Inca Link Team TripsCompassion Ministries, Small Companies
EXPERIENCE TYPE: Short-Term Trip - Taste & See
ANTICIPATED STARTJune 12-21
June 26- July 5
July 24- August 2
Participants4 (min) to 10 (max)
COST PER PERSON$1200 CAD
// OASIS: This is our sponsorship program that enables children from the local community of Santa Cecilia to attend the children’s program at the church five days a week. Children receive lunch, academic help, and most importantly receive daily Biblical teaching and a beautiful glimpse of Christ’s love for them. Teams will have the opportunity to partner with the nationals in leading these programs. You may even meet a child you want to sponsor!
// CHURCH PARTNERSHIP: Teams will fellowship with the church of Santa Cecilia, helping with the services (preaching, worship, and prayer) and entering into the lives of the nationals.
// SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOPS: Weekly workshops generate space to identify, develop and utilize the abilities and talents of youth and women. Many of whom are struggling with delinquency, these ministries offer precious time to form relationships and share the Gospel, while learning of their immeasurable worth as children of God.
// SOUP KITCHEN: Holistic formation is the goal of these kitchens, aiming to meet the nutritional, academic, and social needs all routed through meeting the core, foundational spiritual need. Children come and receive their daily bread not only in the food provided but in homework help, mentoring, and discipling.
// YOUTH AND ADULT EDUCATION: Alongside of professionals of diverse specializations, the Inca Link team offers a year-long academic program for youth and adults in Bogota desiring to obtain their primary degree. This program also aids the students in finding stable employment.
About Inca Link
Inca Link helps facilitate teams to travel in different countries in Latin America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Honduras giving groups exposure and a better understanding to God's work there.
Link year, the 9-month program, travels from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru giving interns and Linkers the ability to get exposed to a number of ministries.
Inca Link supports and encourages ministries that build up and equip the National Church to minister in it’s own context. That's why each location is partnered with local ministries where you will get experience in compassion ministries, youth workshops, recovery programs, urban church planting, a missionary-training institute in the jungle, day-care centres, sport ministries, and many others.
You'll get to experience three different countries which has its own unique and rich culture. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru all boast of diverse cultures from its various ethnicities and history.
Meet your HostsGet to know the team on the ground
RICH & ELISA BROWN
Inca Link Founders & IW's in the Sun Region
Born and raised as missionary kids, Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a Master’s degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School.
They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah, and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with Short-Term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.
Before you head off
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