In Quechua, one of the indigenous languages of Ecuador, “minga” means “the coming together as a community for the betterment of all.” Community members can call a “minga” if they are in need of assistance and people will come from miles around to help. For example, if the building of a school is behind schedule, a “minga” might be called to summon community members to help finish building the school. They may or may not be able to take advantage of the school–the community ties are important regardless. (Taken from Answers.com)
Our ministry has the privilege of benefiting from the historical tradition of a minga starting tomorrow when the good folks from Iglesia Emanuel, our partner church (church building pictured below), will be coming out to work on the construction. Tomorrow’s minga will be followed by two more mingas in the coming weeks by the wider Ecuadorian Covenant Community. What a privilege it is to be a part of the Covenant!!!