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Alex, Daynella, and Noah Rivas; Kevin, Yurubi, and Nathaniel Canelón

Salinas, Ecuador

The Quito School of Biblical Studies in Ecuador trains Christian men and women to work in ministry. Their two top graduates in 2021 formed a mission team along with their wives (also QSOBS grads) and young sons and moved to Salinas, Ecuador, in June 2022. There, they have planted a church known as the Iglesia de Cristo Salinas Beach and are spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Students at QSOBS are trained to be bi-vocational, so these couples are spending half their time in ministry and the other half earning half of their income in various types of secular work. By 2032, they hope to be self-supporting.

It’s likely that these families won’t travel to the US on furloughs to spend time with us in Wichita, as our other missionaries do, so Northside plans to send a couple of representatives for a site visit to Salinas annually.