Ecuador Immersion

Ecuador Immersion Experience

Justice Immersion Ecuador

The Archdiocese of Detroit Encounter Ecuador Experience is for young people who are willing to have their lives touched and forever changed. This experience is more than a trip, it is a journey of conversion that will lead young people to a closer relationship with God and the entire human family.

Registration Packet

Youth will spend time in the South American nation of Ecuador where you will have the opportunity to meet with Ecuadorians, hear their stories, and accompany them for a short time in their daily lives. The program allows young Detroit Catholics to participate in a first-hand immersion experience or to donate money to purchase a llama for an Ecuardorian family, impacting them directly.

Serving one another 
Ojos y orjas y corazon
Living your life in someone else’s footsteps
Inspiring others 
Andes Mountains and the beautiful people who live there 
Responding to any cry for help
Inviting the uninvited into communities 
Yay! To God’s call in my life

Sharing God’s love
Out of your comfort zone
Learning from others
Removing Division
Making time
Your presence in people’s lives

Standing together, sharing all, sows equality, simplicity
Open to others, offering help to create new opportunities
Love surrounds all & lights up our world
Inspired & interconnected
Dare to do wat is right
All are accepted – others before self
Respectfully receiving in giving
Thankful, especially for teamwork
Yes! Lose your pity & put yourself in someone else’s’ shoes.

Open ears, hearts and minds
Lives with different pats, same destination
Intentions for peace
Dependent on one another’s diversity
Achievements as one
Responsibility to respect others, really
Independent yet interconnected
Together as family
You are the change you wish to see in the world.

GIFT A LLAMA! When purchasing a llama, you are improving the lives of a family from Riobamba, Ecuador. 

  • Gift a Llama - $120
  • Share of a Llama - $20

It is only through your generous support that these teens can put their faith into action. The yearlong preparation and the Ecuador experience challenges the youth to find ways to live out their faith back home in Metro Detroit.

With your help, we can allow more of our youth to participate in this life-changing experience:

  • Pledge $1,850 to underwrite an Ecuador Immersion Experience for one (inner city) teen.
  • Pledge $840 to underwrite 50% of an Ecuador Immersion Experience for one (inner city) teen.
  • Sponsor a Minga (work project) with a donation of $5,000.00 – $8,000.00 (or a portion of the cost)

A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.