With our time in the beautiful El Salvador coming to an end, we are all taking time to reflect on the blessings the Lord has shown us in our time here.
“I am so thankful to have brought my daughter on this trip to see what life is like outside of the states. Even though the people live here in what we would consider poverty, you would never know that in the smiles of the children. I truly enjoyed meeting the people in their homes and hearing their stories. While I was hesitant about making this trip, it truly has been a blessing.” -Dave Kirchhoff, Maples Memorial United Methodist
“What an amazing week! Once again my heart is filled with love for this country and the amazing people we have encountered. The love and joy radiates from their faces- their faith is stronger than I. They have so little, as we measure, but so much! As a group we have bonded in ways that warm our hearts- open and honest.” -Nancy Hall, Minor Memorial United Methodist
“The country of El Salvador radiates beauty-the landscapes, the hospitality, and especially the hearts of the people. What an honor to join the work of the Lord in this place, and experience His blessings abundantly flow in so many beautiful moments. We have seen the Lord at work as we worked to construct a church for people to worship our God in, we’ve seen the love and joy of Jesus in the smiles and laughs of the children at Vacation Bible School, and the Lord has lead us to houses for food and evangelism ministry opportunities that have shown the faithfulness of the people in this country. Thanks be to God for these days of blessings and the mission team that has made this trip an unforgettable journey.” -Madii Sowell, Maples Memorial United Methodist
“One of my favorite things about this week is seeing team members step out of their comfort zones. We have had people pray in public and lead devotions for the first time and multiple times people have said, “I’ll go wherever you need me.” Once again it was a joy to spend time with the Pastor Angel, the people of La Providencia, and the staff of Salvadorian Mission Projects; they serve Jesus year round in their community and I was blessed to serve alongside them!” -Amanda Gordon, Minor Memorial United Methodist