Mission Teams

Mission teams have been an important part of FHC’s ministry since the first team visited us in 1994. Teams can experience FHC’s mission and vision by helping to care for the children, working on maintenance and construction projects at our homes, and participating in other special activities. Mission trips help members connect with each other on a deeper level – and as they spend time with the children and caregivers, they reflect God’s love, and honor Him. We’ll plan an itinerary that fits your team’s objectives, combining local sightseeing and lots of ministry time.

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Aug 2013

FHC has partnered with Quito-based international ministry Extreme Response (ER) (www.extremeresponse.org) to help us plan and organize your mission trip.

As you plan your trip… ER will:
• stay in touch with team leaders
• plan a customized itinerary
• handle the finances
• collect project fees
• reserve lodging at FHC
• arrange in country transportation and sightseeing
• organize other ministry outreach opportunities…

…and all those important details that make a ministry trip to FHC-Ecuador a memorable experience!

ER’s partnership with FHC is a huge benefit to teams as well as to FHC. Teams receive the advantage of professional and attentive assistance throughout the pre-trip planning process. ER provides services and benefits that improve your team’s safety, security and enjoyment during your visit to Ecuador.

To reserve a date for your 2014 team visit, please contact:
Paul Fernane

To contact FHC:
Jen Schneider
Team Coordinator

Melinda Vaughn

Click here for the Travel Guide to FHC and Ecuador

2014 Mission Team Calendar To Date

Fairlawn Church, OH January 30 – February 10
Northeastern University Physical Therapy Program, MA March 1 – March 9
Cragmor Christian Reformed Church, CO March 20 – March 28
St. Paul Lutheran Church, MO May 29 – June 7
Momentum Church, FL June 8 – June 14
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, SD June 22 – July 2
Stanwood Team, OH July 9 – July 19
University Lutheran Church, ND July 20 – July 29
Applewood Community Church, CO September 28 – October 8


Mission team members from Fairlawn Church in Ohio constructed a special table for our kids in wheelchairs, along with other projects. June 2013