Significant factors make Ecuador a key location for goers to take action, particularly in the area of modern day slavery. With its open borders, Ecuador is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking. Poverty, corruption, unemployment and lack of education are prevalent, increasing the high risk for sexual exploitation.
But Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives, to bind up the broken hearted, and to bring reconciliation and renewal! Through relational ministry, intentionally and respectfully demonstrating the love of Christ who loved us first, this team is helping youth and families at risk experience the transforming power of life in Jesus Christ as they respond to the issue of modern day slavery, poverty and oppression.
Casa Adalia is a home in Ecuador where women who have been rescued from modern day slavery - or are at risk of being trafficked - can experience emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. We are seeking a Christian female or couple who would live in the home with the women and their children, providing stability through a family-oriented atmosphere. Along with day-to-day upkeep of the home, you would plan devotions and prayer times with the women, accompany them to appointments as needed, and - with the support of the rest of the staff - seek opportunities to encourage the women in their God-given goals and dreams.
Proficient in Spanish, minimum intermediate advanced proficiency level.
Show unconditional love to the women and children while maintaining healthy house rules and personal boundaries.
Creates a welcoming home environment for the women and children
Enjoys being available for teaching moments with the women, from cooking and budgeting to marriage and parenting.
Able to provide stability for the residents: are punctual and show up when needed.
Understands the vulnerability of the women in our care and keeps strict confidence of their stories except for sharing with the Director and staff as needed.
(if a couple): Desire to set an example of Christian parenting and marriage.
Flexibility and adaptability when plans change
Effective organizational skills: best use of time and resources (in a developing country).
Is a good team player who works well with people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures.