Monday, June 20, 2011

Snapshots of El Salvador

There are many scenes that are noteworthy for today´s blog from the 36 hours we have been here. We have experienced so much already. I will share just a few that caught my attention...  1.  A young man jumped off the La Libertad pier to physically catch a fish that was on his line but was too heavy to pull in. His pay off was $6, more than a day´s wage. The crowd on the pier seemed as enthralled as if they were watching the Gold cup soccer game.  2.  A young boy who comes to the church for English and computer lessons writes down in English what his mind knows so well in Spanish as Greg from our team leaned over with a delighted grin knowing he understood how to use the word ¨twentieth to describe the date of his birthday for the first time in his life.  I am not sure who had more satisfaction.  3.  Kati´s face pressed to the window in the airplane as she looked out over an airplane she has never flown in before, gazing at the ocean, which she has also never seen.  4.  Kevin, who received an unexpected gift to help him send pictures to his Facebook friend from Open Door, a former teammate from last year. He was overwhelmed with joy. Though he at 16 now works many hours at the bakery, he shared he still has a relationship with God. Kevin knows God is what life is all about.  5.  Caylie and Nick are sharing and leading a Bible study for 13 to 15 year olds. The look on her face when she found out she had to come up with the whole lesson was priceless, but she and Nick did just that!  6. A couple teammates praying for an El Salvadorian friend, Eddie, who had lost his spiritual focus...and the twinkle that returned to his eye as he regained what he thought was lost.  God is so faithful in all of these pictures of life!  We look forward to sharing a few more snapshots soon...Until then, Dios te bendigo.

1 comment:

  1. As I read your posting, memories from last years trip floods my mind. I am reliving each and every interaction I had with the people of El Salvador. The kindness, the smiles, and the love they gave to us will linger in my memory for a long time to come. I was so blessed to have been a part of last years team and hope to return to see those beautiful people who I often think about.