Titus and Stephanie Folden
Titus and Stephanie Folden live in Ecuador and are serving victims of sexual abuse and exploitation in areas of restoration and justice. Working for full restoration and transformation through Christ.
“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8.
Often times in our journey we don’t know exactly where we’re headed, how we’re going to get there or how it’s going to work. What we do know is that God is faithful to lead when we are obedient to follow.
The Foldens live and work in Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, among the coastal people partnering with local churches, businesses and other missionaries focusing on issues with children-at-risk and their families.
Titus, the son of a pastor/church planter and a former missionary, was born and raised in Kent, Washington. He came to know Christ at age 5. From that early age, Titus developed a love for the Body of Christ and for the lost world. Alongside his father, he was encouraged to step forward, to organize outreaches and start youth ministries. His passion for the world was fueled by his first trip to the Philippines in 1997. This increased as he continued to travel and work among those of other cultures during his college years at Pacific University.
Stephanie came to know Christ at age nine through vacation Bible school. Though not raised in a Christian home, she had the opportunity to attend church with friends and neighbors all through her childhood. It was during her sophomore year of college that God began to draw Stephanie toward a life of ministry. After a trip to Mexico the following year, Stephanie decided to pursue missions and serve the children of the world.
They met at Pacific University and developed their friendship while studying for Spanish classes. We were married in 2003, united by our common desire to serve the Lord in Latin America.