The Ecuador branch in Guayaquil serves 10 languages. According to the 2015 yearbook, the peak publishers was 85,344 in 951 congregations. The Memorial attendance was over 271,000! That’s over 3 times the number of publishers! Last year, they experienced a 4% increase. So, you can see why Ecuador is a popular location for need-greaters.
Here’s a beautiful video about the preaching work in Ecuador and how the fields are certainly white for harvesting. Below that is a cute little video of an actual experience in Ecuador from 1958. Both of these were shown at our social gathering night.
Below is a history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ecuador and an overview of Bethel. This was taken from an information brochure the Branch gave us on our arrival.