The Fighting Against Child Employment Services Ministry, FACES, (known in Ecuador as Niños con Destino en las Manos de Dios) was founded in 2003 by Church of God Missionaries Dan and Teresa Susong. Their goal is the progressive eradication of child labor. Hope is offered to the children and their families through a personal relationship with Christ and the opportunity to participate in programs that target basic needs such as nutrition, health, and education.
FACES Ministry began in 2003 with a group of 12 shoeshine boys. The Susongs wanted to meet immediate needs and share the gospel in practical ways. But beyond that, FACES writes and distributes materials citing child protection laws and the evils of child labor. Each year events have been sponsored to bring media attention to the problem.
Project #: 102-4038