Erick G. Soledispa Pinto
Serving in the Amazon region of Ecuador
In 1926 the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Ecuador sent the first national missionary couple to the Amazon: Manuel Mejia and Pepita Castillo. Since then many other Ecuadorians have felt the calling of God to go to this region and establish His Church there. Erick is originally from Guayaquil on the coastal region of Ecuador. He is a graduate of one of the historic evangelical Seminaries of the nation (Alliance Bible Seminary). In the last two years he assisted in the preparation of emerging indigenous church leaders of the Amazon. He joined MVI this year and is currently giving full attention and effort to developing leaders with the knowledge, values and skills needed to minister effectively in their communities.
- Preparing, proofreading and teaching part of the course materials used at CEMIM (Mangayacu Center for Missionary training), a school of Christian ministry in the Amazon Basin.
- Visiting different Amazonian communities and giving ministerial support to church leaders.
- Maintaining a mentoring relationship with CEMIM students.
- Developing new course materials in the areas of New Testament and Hermeneutics.
- Developing a partnership with CEMIA. (CEMIM extension school in Ankuash -a Shuar village).
- Erick also occasionally collaborates with different churches and ministries in areas such as youth ministry, seminars, retreats and English/Spanish translation.
- “God will grant that my life reflects the values that I teach so that they will be absorbed by the students more effectively.”
- “Wisdom and insight as I work alongside Amazonian church leaders.”
- “God will meet the needs of the ministry.”