A family business based in Ecuador, South America, Ministry Ideaz provides handcrafted ministry supplies and products to Jehovah’s Witness ministries located domestically and internationally. Ministry Ideaz originally opened in 2003 through an online storefront with assistance from fellow Witnesses, and the business has recently undergone its newest venture: the opening of its first physical retail outlet.
For its first physical store, Ministry Ideaz selected Pine Bush, New York, located just minutes away from the US Branch of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Farms) in Wallkill, New York and half an hour from the World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Warwick, New York. The physical storefront is located at 2412 Route 52.
Featuring hardwood floors and classical décor, the storefront celebrated its grand opening on July 3, 2017, and offered free post cards to customers who checked-in on Facebook prior to their arrival. Stocked products focus on the business’ handcrafted items, including shirts, bags, hats, cards, and other wares. For more information, visit www.ministryideaz.com.
Ministry Ideaz provides high-quality ministry supplies to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Based in Quito, Ecuador, the family-owned company ships its products around the world, having proven itself as a major, high-volume customer to international shipping company DHL and the Ecuadorian postal service. Ministry Ideaz began by offering handcrafted, locally sourced leather goods, including Bible covers and ministry bags. Today, it also offers greeting cards, calendars, planners, and a wide array of other products.
The company’s multiple sets of theocratic greeting cards include themes for a variety of occasions. With messages based on the scriptures, the cards can bring words of caring and thoughtfulness to loved ones in need of encouragement and good cheer.
Value packs make these beautiful cards even more of a value. For example, the “Every Occasion” bulk pack includes a total of 30 cards. An extremely handy set to have on hand, this bulk pack gives customers the chance to respond quickly to events in the lives of friends, family, and fellow Witnesses.
Other packages that focus on particular themes – blessings, comfort, and “get well” – can be of particular use to those in the ministry.
Since 2003, Ministry Ideaz has served as an online source for Jehovah’s Witnesses to purchase beautifully crafted leather and paper goods to assist them in their ministry and missionary efforts. Based in Quito, Ecuador, the company has established a global reach that even extends to its staff, which consists of support and administrative workers based in three additional countries. Ministry Ideaz continues as it began, as a family-run business centered on helping to bring people closer to God.
The company began with a dream.
Its founders, a couple hailing from Canada, followed their desire to serve as kingdom proclaimers by relocating to Ecuador. Money became tight, so commuting to and from Canada to earn a living became a frequent activity. They decided to try to sell some of the well-made leather goods available in Ecuador online, initially on eBay and later via their own website. Their earliest efforts were truly the product of hands-on labor, as they packed their products for shipping on their kitchen table.
Realizing the benefits of e-commerce, they opened what is now a leading online merchant focusing on the distinct needs of their own Witness community a decade after their move to Ecuador.