Elizabeth Engkjer first visited El Floron in 1997 and met Daniel Mesa Macias. Daniel, a 14 year old boy had been missing his left arm since birth. One Sunday while in church, Daniel got up in front of the congregation and asked if Jesus would heal his arm so that he could play the guitar. Daniel's humble request was just the beginning of a series of incredible events.
Elizabeth went back to the United States and worked to secure Daniel's visa so he could come to Colorado to be fitted with a prosthetic arm. In the spring of 1998, following the horrific El Nino flooding, the Ecuadorian Government requested the Engkjer's assistance to provide for the medical needs of El Floron. Elizabeth and Richard assembled a 19 member medical team and returned to Daniel's home and surrounding villages. Desperately needed medical attention was given to the isolated villages. Over 1,700 people were seen in the four days that followed. Ultimately, the culminated into what is now Fundación "Yo Te Amo" Colorado.
Our Commitment to Ecuador
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV) “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."