Dan and Teresa Susong began serving as missionaries to Ecuador in 2003. Dan has been involved in ministry since he was 20 years old. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University and his master’s in communications from Regent University. He has been producer/director for a national cable news show. Before coming to Ecuador, he worked as video producer for Church of God World Missions, helping raise funds for mission work around the world.
Teresa felt the call to missions as a young girl. After obtaining her bachelor’s in social work and master’s in pastoral psychology, she worked in the field of family and children’s counseling and social work for 25 years before bringing her skills to the mission field.
Dan and Teresa founded a ministry called FACES (Fighting Against Child Employment Services.) It is a Church of God social project and a legal non-profit organization recognized by the government of Ecuador. The goal is the progressive eradication of child labor. The ministry offers the children and their families hope through a personal relationship with Christ and the opportunity to participate in programs that target basic needs such as nutrition, health and education. In addition to a ministry center in the capitol city of Quito, FACES operates a total of fourteen child labor prevention projects in indigenous Indian communities, ministering to a total of 1,800 children and youth and their families. They also founded and operate a night school, New World Christian School, approved by the Ecuadorian Department of Education, where working adolescents who have dropped out can finish elementary school and earn their high school degree.
Dan started Media Ministry 4 Latin America dedicated to training young leaders at the South American Seminary, SEMISUD, to use video production as a ministry tool. He also produces videos that promote and further mission work in Latin America.