- POPULATION: 15 Million
- RELIGION: <5% Protestant
- KNOWN FOR: Chimborazo, pan de yuca, Galapagos, cuy
- LAM PRESENCE SINCE: 1931
Latin America Mission's ministry partners in Ecuador engage in church planting, leadership development and radio ministries, as well as outreach to children at risk. LAM first began holding evangelism campaigns in Ecaudor in 1931 and has maintained a presence there off and on since then. Ecuador has produced many of LAM's missionaries and staff over the years.
Located in northwest South America, Ecuador is bordered by the Amazon rain forest in the east, the Andes mountains in the center, and fertile plains on the Pacific coast. The nation is ethnically diverse, with roughly 40 percent of the population of Quechua origin. More than 22 languages are spoken in Ecuador, primarily Spanish. The vast majority of Ecuadorians are Roman Catholic.
Ecuador's economy is largely built on oil exports, but it does have a significant tourism industry build around its cultural and natural diversity. The Galápagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin's observations there, belong to Ecuador — as does the volcano Chimborazo, a popular alpinist destination which is the farthest point from the Earth's center because of equatorial bulge in that region.
Interested in serving with us in Ecuador?