Quininde, Ecuador


Ministry profile

Dr. Yeni Agila’s life is built around a framework of hope. Her ministry in Quininde, Ecuador, is a perfect example.

Agila began Misión San Lucas in 2002 as an outreach to women. Several groups were formed and before long the Luke Society was helping to microfinance loans for small projects. Another ministry focus involves feeding area children with physical and spiritual food through Bible studies and tutoring. Agila also has been invited into area schools to deliver a Biblical perspective on sexuality to young people.

Her outreach to two slums, and new work in a third, is transforming the lives of children and parents to provide more hope in impoverished areas. Each of Agila’s ministry areas reflects her optimism for the future of Misión San Lucas: Sowing with Hope, Growing with Hope, Teaching with Hope, Leading with Hope.

Agila’s goal is to establish a medical clinic in Quininde on the campus of House of Hope in the next three to five years.

The Misión San Lucas ministry website may be found at http://www.misionsanlucasecuador.org/en.


Dr. Yeny Agila

Director profile

Dr. Yeny Agila is a gifted visionary who has inspired many to follow Christ through her ministry. She has a passion to serve and be a witness to those in poverty. Agila has special gifts for ministering to children and is helping to rebuild broken communities from the ground up. She lives a life of hope that can only be experienced through a deep faith in Jesus Christ. The Partnership Ministry Team for Quininde is Drew and Jean Vogel and Jim and Sharla Clemens.

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Ecuador Facts


Population: 15.9 million

Size: 283,561 sq. km, or slightly smaller than Nevada.

Capital: Quito

Borders: Pacific Ocean to the west; Colombia to the north; Peru to the south and east.

Religious groups: Roman Catholic, 74%; Evangelical, 10.4%

Primary language: Spanish

Literacy (age 15+): 94.5%

Physician density: 1.72 doctors per 1,000 people.

Population below international poverty line: 25.6%

Life expectancy: 76.6 years

Infant mortality rate: 17.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Major exports: Petroleum, bananas, cut flowers, shrimp, cacao, coffee, wood, fish.

Climate: Tropical along the coast; cooler at higher elevations inland.

Terrain: Coastal plain; central highlands from the Andes Mountains; jungle in the eastern half.