Cuenca lies in the Sierra region of Southern Ecuador. The full name of the city, Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rios de Cuenca, hints at the location of the city. It lies at the confluence of four rivers—the Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Tarqui, and Manchangara Rivers. By driving time, Cuenca lies four hours east of Guayaquil and nine hours south of Quito. Cuenca is a modern city that has a distinctive Ecuadoran culture, but also attracts a significant expat population. Reaching & Teaching also has a team of missionaries that calls Cuenca home.
This training project in Cuenca offers an opportunity to train Ecuadoran women to equip them in leadership roles among women and children in their local churches. While a number of evangelical churches are in the area, many women lack basic biblical literacy and are eager to receive this training. Teams will be working with Reaching & Teaching women’s ministry staff and/or missionaries at this strategic site.