For the last couple years SonRise Church has partnered with Ecuador missionary Bill McDonald. We traveled to the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador to partner with Hosanna Chuch in Porta Ayora. We along with a team from Ocean City Worship Center went and helped to build an educational building for their church. While there we were taken on a tour of the island and traveled through the village of Santa Rosa. This village had no church. Hosanna Church had been sending someone weekly to do Bible study, and they had gathered a crowd of apporoximately twenty people weekly. Pastor Bill shared a vision to plant a church in that village and that vision required the purchase of land and building materials. Our Pastor and our MIssion Team felt the call to respond to that vision. In March 2010, Pastor Daryl shared with our church the need for $10,000 to be used to purchased a plot of land to build a church in Santa Rosa. That Sunday the people of SonRise Church gave what was needed.
In October of 2010, the two churches sent mission teams to Santa Rosa Village to build a church. In two weeks time, they built a church building in the town from the ground up, and participated in the first worship service. SonRise now sponsors the church as a new church plant.