Thousands of Quichua churches are scattered throughout the Andean highlands, the riverside Amazon villages, and the smoggy urban bustle of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. The Quichua are the indigenous people of Ecuador, possessing their own distinct culture and identity, and a language family comprised of eight distinct languages in Ecuador alone.

Based in Quito, the MTW Ecuador Team is dedicated to advancing the kingdom of God among the Quichua through church planting and Bible translation. In a context where many existing churches are biblically weak, MTW Ecuador has partnered closely with Quichua pastors to start a church plant aimed at modeling solid biblical teaching and preaching as well as active discipleship and evangelism. Additionally, the team works closely with native Quichua speakers on projects to translate the Bible into the heart languages of the Quichua. For this historically marginalized people group, this approach is key to transforming Quichua Christians’ understanding of the gospel message of hope and of themselves as children of God.


Aschmann, Richard & Betty

Rick and Betty work in church planting among the Quichua Indians in Ecuador.

Rick and Betty work in church planting among the Quichua Indians in Ecuador.

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The Heart Language of the Quichua

Teaching the Bible to the Quichua in their own unique language penetrates hearts and awakens a new understanding of truth.


Pray for the work on Quichua translations in Ecuador, and for the Quichua people hearing Scripture in their heart language for the first time.

Pray for the new church plant in Quito among the Quichuas. Pray for the church to be deeply rooted in the truth of God's grace and gain a vision for reaching their nation with the gospel.

Quichua Bible Translation

Support the Bible translation efforts for the Quichua-speaking people to get the Bible in their own language.