Monday, January 27, 2020

El Salvador Pt 2

The next two days in El Salvador were busy as well! This was the view that greeted us outside our window every morning.

This time we headed out of town to a small village! We brought some supplies and Bibles for their church.

 They had just recently put in the cement floor and were so excited about how God was providing for their church.

The picture on the left is what their buildings used to look like,  tree limb walls with local clay plaster. When Pastor Norm first started making trips down to El Salvador the people were meeting under a papaya tree for church.  Slowly but surely they've been working towards what they have today which is the building on the right.  The pastor and men made the concrete blocks themselves which they used to build the church.

Then we split up into a couple groups and went to visit some homes and invite the people out for the service.

There was a family that came with a three month old baby that made Charissa's day!

We started with a service for the children! A puppet show explaining the Gospel...

And Bible story about the precious gift of the Bible, God's message to us!

The service had a grand finale as we got out a piƱata,  and the children loved it!

Later that day we had another church service. A lady that came to the children's service earlier in the day came back and asked for a Bible to take home with her. She said couldn't read, but that her husband did, and she wanted to be able to hear those stories as a family and learn more about God. After the service a gentleman said that there was sin in his life that he wanted to repent of and recommit his life to serve God.

The next day we headed out to do some door to door witnessing.

I didn't take pictures of that part, but we did get to talk to several people and it was such a blessing to be able to lead one young lady to the Lord!!

One of the places we walked past was a gorgeous farm! They said we could walk around and enjoy it for a bit, so we did!

It was like walking in a tropical storybook!!

I was having a lot of fun capturing pictures of it all, and I think I will let them speak for themselves.

                           We enjoyed another tradition: backflips....this time on the mountain top!

"Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."
Psalms 29:2

1 comment:

Amy said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures.