2016 August El Salvador Trip


We just returned from our August mission trip and we had a great experience!  A team of 12 from three churches left to minister in two locations in El Salvador.  If you would like a quick video of the trip click here:

2016 Aug El Salvador Trip

Here’s just a brief summary of what we did and lots of pictures!

Day #1, Saturday, July 30, was a travel day.  After a flight to Miami and then to San Salvador, we had our first meal in El Salvador and then a 2 1/2 hour bus ride.  We then attended the 36th anniversary celebration of the El Salvadorian Youth Association.  Of course, we went to our hotel to rest!

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Day #2, Sunday, July 31, we worshiped at the church at El Triunfo in the morning.  I had the privilege of preaching and our group sang a couple of songs in Spanish.

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And then we did ministry in the park Sunday afternoon.

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Then we went to get pupusas!

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Day #3, Monday, August 1

Today we went visiting in three different areas of the community in the morning.  In the afternoon, we held two different one day kid’s Bible activities.

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In the evening, we led a youth service.

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Day #4, Tuesday, August 2

Today, we did a medical/dental/optical clinic at Jicarito.  We saw 218 people in the morning until about 2 pm, sharing the Gospel with each family.

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We set up a spontaneous clinic for the church at El Triunfo in the afternoon that ran well into the evening.

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Day #5, Wednesday, August 3

We traveled to a new area to do a third medical/optical clinic.  It’s at this location that Pastor Jimmy has a Bible study and the start of a new church!

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Saying goodbye at El Triunfo was more difficult than we anticipated:

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We traveled to San Salvador to prepare to shift our ministry to Ciudad Obrera.

Day #6, Thursday, August 4

Today we were at our Ciudad Obrera mission.  We did medical/optical clinic in the morning and VBS in the afternoon.  Here are some pictures from both!

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We led worship at Ciudad Obrera later that afternoon.  Kevin Rodriguez translated a sermon for the first time and did great!

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Day #7, Friday, August 6

Friday, we returned to Ciudad Obrera for a continuation of our medical/optical clinic and a brief VBS closing out with a pinata party!

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Day #8, Saturday, August 7

This was our day to return home!

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Although it’s difficult to quantify this trip, we saw 597 people in our medical/optical clinics and gave away 150 glasses.  The gospel was shared with everyone who came to the clinic.  We saw over 300 children in 3 different one-day VBS’s and a ministry in the park.  Our group led 3 worship services in two different churches.  The gospel has been shared and we believe that 11 people gave their hearts to Christ .  Our team will never be the same!

For the Kingdom!

Pastor Mike