Jim and Suzy Olsen - Ecuador

Jim and Suzy Olsen are International Teams' missionaries serving in Ecuador with an organization called Youth World at Hacienda El Refugio. Hacienda El Refugio is a training and retreat center which facilitates a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through nature and outdoor adventure. We are passionate about helping individuals experience God in His creation and work to see lives and communities transformed by the power of God. We provide customized retreat programs for schools, businesses, and churches as well as 10 week-1 year internships. Our vision is to create a safe environment in which participants can go through challenging, high-adventure, teambuilding situations and then to guide them through the processing of that experience so that they can learn more about who they are in Christ and who God wants them to be. As a result, participants are empowered and equipped to impact their families and communities for Christ. El Refugio is one of a very small handful of locations offering this type of outdoor adventure and discipleship ministry in South America, which gives us a unique opportunity to reach Ecuadorians and individuals throughout Latin America. To learn more about our ministry and current prayer requests, visit our website at: www.OlsensInEcuador.com  or watch this promotional video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqMpNC3UNeo