In the summer of 2014, Riverside began a long term partnership with Buen Pastor de Cangahua Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico (Good Pastor of Cangahua Evangelical Covenant Church) and Covenant Merge Ministries in Cangahua, Ecuador.
We now return to Ecuador every summer to work on construction projects, to teach at local schools, to help with Vacation Bible School, and to do anything else that the local church or community needs.
Our goal is to learn from our friends in Ecuador, to partner with the work God is already doing there, to experience God in new ways, to build lasting friendships, and to be an encouragement in all ways possible.
Sitting on the equator, Ecuador is located on the northern Pacific coast of South America. Ecuador shares a border with Colombia to the north and Peru to the south and east. Ecuador is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. 61% of Ecuadorian children live in poverty.
If you are interested in learning more about our next trip, sign up via the form at the bottom of this page.
You can find highlights of our past trips below:
June 8-15, 2019
June 16-23, 2018
January 13-22, 2018
June 11-17, 2017
June 12-18, 2016
June 7-13, 2015
June 1-8, 2014
Lots and lots of photos from the 2014 Ecuador trip can be found here.
June 3-9, 2012 (Guatemala)