In the summer of 2015, I spent nearly two months in El Salvador serving with the local church during their busy missions season. During my time there, I helped serve the short-term missionary teams that we were hosting from the States, as well as working to update sponsors that help to finance our CDI and Total Health (Salud Total) clinic. This trip was full of God’s glory each and every day as I learned not only from the local church and its members, but also from the dozens of missionaries we were hosting throughout the summer. Apart from that, I loved being a daily presence at the CDI with the children and strengthening my relationships with the locals of El Salvador!
At dinner with Krista (a missionary from Michigan) and our host family, the Turcios. Victor is the lead pastor at the church and his wife Silvia is the director of the CDIs.
Working on some roof construction in Soyapango
After a day of work at the CDI with the local helpers and a team from Bay Area Community Church in Maryland.
With Andrea, one of the local translators and an amazing friend!
Eating lunch at the CDI one day with the team of local translators and volunteers.
With Rosita, one of our girls in the CDI program. She was learning a memory verse that day, and decided to put it on her forehead!
Exploring Mayan ruins on our day off!
Adriana and I with Tim and Christine Woda, great friends and leaders of a mission team we hosted from Bay Area Community Church in Maryland.
With Dr. Inri, Pastor Victor, and Adriana at the Total Health clinic in Guayabo.
Yulexia playing Jenga in between clases at the CDI.
Patients in the waiting area outside of the Total Health clinic.
Crafts the kids worked on when a missions team was teaching them about being good helpers!
Some of the girls playing with some bubbles donated to the CDI by a missions team!
Some of the children from the youngest class working on a craft about when God created the earth.
At a party for the children at the CDI.
Me and Karlita, one of the local translators, and an amazing friend to me!
Our farewell dinner with a mission team we hosted from Bay Area Community Church in Maryland.
Marjori, Marielos, and Allison, three little girls in the CDI program in Guayabo.
My last day with the children from the CDI, and these ones were some of the hardest to say goodbye to. I love them so much!