My wife and I serve together with ALTECO - the Amazon and Lowland Tribal Empowerment Coalition - www.alteco.org. Since 2004, God has been using ALTECO as a "hub" for many organizations to serve the 400+ Amazon tribes of South America in highly intentional and strategic ways. A huge challenge throughout this region is a lack of accurate information. Basic data such as where people live, what languages they speak, and their specific needs are far too often unknown. As the Research Coordinator for ALTECO, I develop practical ways to find out and share this information. With over 10 years of experience in research with a strong focus on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), I train and equip field missionaries, many of whom are indigenous to the Amazon, to conduct their own field investigations. I also provide other essential geographic/information support services such as mapping, GPS instruction, and field survey development, while ensuring information collected is made available to 180+ organizations working together through ALTECO.
By "equipping the saints for the work of ministry" In accordance with Ephesians 4:12, our family actively desires to glorify God through our work by equipping and preparing others for the work of service, thus building up the body of Christ.
To learn more about us and our ministry, visit www.drakeandmegan.com.