This fall a team of five men from TAC are going to to Loja, Ecuador to partner with Galcom International to distribute 800 solar-powered, fixed-tuned radios to the people in that region. These fixed-tuned radios are programmed to receive only the frequencies of Christian radio stations. The Team will be joined by Brad Blackborrow from Ontario and hosted in Loja by Lower Mainlanders Wayne and Duanna Borthwick of SIM.
With an average of seven people per family, one radio per family will expose 5600 people in rural, mountain villages of Ecuador to the Word of God and biblical teaching, with great potential for eternal impacts in those lives.
The team is leaving on October 25th and will return on November 4th. They will be staying at a SIM mission in Loja and distributing radios within a 2-hour driving radius of Loja. Additionally, they will be conducting church services and encouraging Christian workers in the area. It means so much to the people in these impoverished regions that people from Canada care enough about them to travel all this way to meet them and minister to them.
There is still a ways to go to reach the Team's fund-raising total needed to finance the trip.
To give on-line, go to https://tac.sunergo.net/qry/sr_donate.taf and be sure to select "Ecuador Missions Trip" from the Fund drop-down menu. If you don't have a Sunergo account, you can fll in the donation and billing information manually (credit card fees apply).
Send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "Ecuador Missions Trip" in the Comments field.
To give in-person, insert cash or a cheque into an offering envelope and fill it out, writing "Ecuador Missions Trip" on the "Other" line. Drop the offering envelope into one of the black boxes near the doors in the Sanctuary.
Passive Bottle Drive: Bring your bottles and cans and beverage containers to the Return-It Depot and use the church's phone number (604-943-6148). We will apply those refunds to the missions trip!
More important than finances is prayer. Please pray for: