GOEcuador Info

This page provides a quick reference for helpful info. Packing list, other info, and anticipated schedule. Plus a video from a recent team.

Packing list

Ecuador Packing List

Pack in one large suitcase (less than 50lbs) plus your carry on and personal item. You will need to be able to carry/move your own luggage into and out of the airport. If you have extra space, great! We have some items to transport to the Orellanas.

You should pack a few items in carry-on luggage, just in case. Follow these guidelines for all packing. www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips/travel-checklist. Feel free to ask questions if you have them!

Clothing: 10 days (Plan for daily temperatures of 60-85)

  • Plenty of extra socks. It’s going to rain regularly.
  • Jacket
  • “Tennis” shoes
  • Jeans/pants (School and church) Orellanas also said we’d mostly just wear pants because of bugs.  
  • T-shirts – including your GOEcuador shirt!
  • Active clothes for sports
  • Clothes for painting buildings in (possibly multiple days)
  • Sleeping clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Shower shoes

Remember: shorts and skirts should be mid-thigh at least, no leggings as pants, or spaghetti strap. Your clothes should be modest, conservative and glorifying to God. Adults will tell people to change if necessary. 


Bedding
(sleeping on camp bunks)

  • Pillow
  • Sheets and blankets will be provided. You don’t need to bring these.

Personal (put liquids in a plastic bag, to prevent leaks)

  • Shampoo and soap (for shower)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle (labeled)
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Medications, etc. (if you typically take something, take it). Tell your GOE group adult and/or a leader in your cabin know about your medicine.
  • Towel
  • Optional: Deck of cards or some similar small game. Put this in your carry-on.
  • NO KNIVES
  • Passport
  • Spending money as desired (~$50—small bills are best). Just for souvenirs, etc.

Phones/Electronics?

  • -          Optional and discouraged. This is a good opportunity to take a break from these! Leaders will have phones and Jonathan will post some for those back home. Cameras are fine!

Other helpful info

Details about the schools

  • More regulations than ever before. A good thing for the students but makes it more involved for us to be there.
  • School days:
  • 7:00am-12:30pm – Session 1
  • 1:15-5:45pm – Session 2 (totally different group of students)
  • 1 high school (7th-12th?), 3 elementary schools.
  • Students are divided by age and grade rather than ability in a language. So we’ll have some that know basically no English and one in the class who’s decent at it.
  • We will likely teach 2 classes in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Not all 6 of our GOE groups will likely teach 4 each day. We’re going to be FLEXIBLE.
  • Lots is still up in the air and will be. We’re discovering what it’s like to be a missionary!
  • So keep praying, just like they do. God will work in awesome ways we can’t imagine.


Details about the camp

  • Nice camp
  • Showers (with individual stalls
  • Cabins, like what we’re used to with retreats
  • Fields for playing sports
  • Gym for playing inside
  • Incredible views!

 

Weather

  • -          It’s been sunny more in the mornings, then cloudy and some rain in the afternoons. More light showers, not downpours.  

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Anticipated Schedule

Anticipated Scheduled & Helpful Info GOE 2019

 

Pallatanga is in Central Time/1 hour behind us. So if it’s 10am for us, it’s 9am for them.

 

Saturday

  • Travel day. Sleep when possible. Don’t worry about, but don’t think you don’t need rest.

 

Sunday

  • Church at La Viña Pallatanga

 

Monday & Tuesday

  • Breakfast around 7:00am. At the schools around 8:00am
  • English lessons in the morning and/or afternoon
  • Lunch back at the camp, then back to schools
  • Painting/working at the camp if not in schools
  • Possibly soccer/Basketball in town in the evening

 

Wednesday

  • Breakfast around 7:00am. At the schools around 8:00am
  • English lessons in the morning and/or afternoon
  • Lunch back at the camp, then back to schools
  • Painting/working at the camp if not in schools
  • Possibly soccer/Basketball in town in the evening
  • NIGHT: 2 GOE Groups will go to church in the evening. 

 

Thursday & Friday

  • Possibly in the schools again: if so, similar to other days.
  • Breakfast around 7:00am. At the schools around 8:00am
  • English lessons in the morning and/or afternoon
  • Lunch back at the camp, then back to schools
  • Painting/working at the camp if not in schools
  • Possibly soccer/Basketball in town in the evening
  • Sports Day at the Camp
  • Those not in English classes will be setting up the camp
  • NIGHT: 2 GOE Groups will go to church in the evening. 
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Saturday

  • Sports day at the camp
  • Organized game (hockey+?) and other sports set up for people to play as desired.
  • Evening: in town helping at the market in the evening

 

2nd Sunday

  • Church town or an outreach

 

2nd Monday

  • Guayaquil – tourist-ing
  • At the airport by 9:00pm

Video!


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