On this one-week mission trip you will get to interact with children who live in some of the poorest communities in San Salvador, sharing laughs and smiles and showing them there’s a bigger world out there that cares for and loves them.
WAGC began working with Esther’s Heart Ministry in 2018 and is looking forward to many more trips and relationship building opportunities as we support Beth Alegria and her husband Oscar in their vital and growing community.
On our previous trip to San Salvador, we worked alongside EHM’s staff and volunteers to create and lead children’s VBS-style Bible sessions and construct a cement block wall to strengthen one family’s hazardous living conditions.
The work was difficult, and the weather was hot, but the rewards of seeing the children having fun while learning about Jesus’ love for them was worth it! And knowing the family will be safe in their home during storms and floods made us thankful for the physical skills God has blessed us with.
As part of WAGC’s 2018 Christmas Holiday Projects, we were able to provide play equipment for the children including scooters, 3-wheelers, assorted sports balls, puppets, and jump ropes.
In 2019, we will be returning to San Salvador to conduct a children’s soccer camp, along with continuing last year’s Bible studies.
As with many Latin American countries, soccer is a staple of El Salvador’s history and having the opportunity to share Christ’s love through this game is sure to be effective, rewarding and fun!
We also hope to partner with a U.S. based youth soccer program to raise donations of used cleats, balls, goals and other equipment.
The children are surely looking forward to the return of our Bible study group because they had so much fun learning last year! From acting out their favorite Bible stories (who doesn’t love searching for that “lost sheep”?) to exciting craft activities and games, the children love when it’s Bible school time!
So, if you’re ready for a challenging week that’s sure to be as rewarding as it is effective in sharing God’s love to the children of San Salvador, please make plans to join us this August! Anyone interested should contact Mark Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-537-7183. You can also click here for Volunteer Applications and Trip Registration forms.