Marco and Francesca Barbee with their family will be launching into cross cultural ministry this summer in the southern region of Ecuador. They have been on this journey into mission since they first married in 2008, when they both sensed a calling into international ministry.
Francesca co- founded a fair trade organization called Illuminating Nations Through Offering an opportunity (INTO) with an Oberlin College classmate in 2003. INTO works with families in the three communities in northern Ecuador through the purchase of their handicrafts.
Through the relationships INTO has afforded Francesca with indigenous artisans, both Marco and Francesca have felt a strong calling to the people of Ecuador.