Portoviejo, Ecuador

Application Deadline:


Trip Dates:


Estimated Cost:

*airfare not included

Trip Overview

On this team trip we will be focusing on one of our Hope Zones in Ecuador. This will be a complete Generation Hope trip where volunteers will experience the full Kids Around the World mission of food, play, and story. We will be building our 4th GenHope playground at our Hope Zone where kids and communities can play, gather, and experience the love of Jesus. Join in and let’s build a Generation of Hope together!

Ministry Site Info

We will be serving with Steve and Jacky Nine, Steve is our GenHope International Director, and he and Jacky are Directors of our GenHope Ecuador Team as well. They will choose a local site for the playground to help bless kids in one of our strategic GenHope Communities, to help lift the Name of Jesus to people in need of Play, Food and Stories from God’s Word.

Meet the Team Leader – Mike Young

Mike loves to serve others and enjoys leading teams to see their lives impacted through serving.  “It’s such a joy to see the Lord work in the hearts of those who are willing to serve others.  They return home changed in a really good way, and gain insight into how big and loving our God really is.”  The extra blessing of seeing children gain hope, while being allowed to play and laugh, is something our team volunteers get to experience first-hand.

Some fun trivia about Mike:

What is your favorite part of leading trips?
Developing relationships with the team volunteers and the playground recipients.

What five countries have you enjoyed visiting most?
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Poland, Grenada

What one piece of advice would you give a first time volunteer?
As you prepare and learn a little bit about the community/organization we’ll be serving, remember to go with a servant’s heart.

If you could only have one food item for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Details & Logistics

Application Deadline


Estimated Trip Cost

$970 *not including airfare

Trip Dates



$250 *due at time of application

Flight Information

To be determined….

Have questions about this trip or are you ready to go?

If you are interested and still have questions about a specific trip or Impact Teams in general, let us know and someone from our staff will be in touch with you shortly!