La Casa de Cristo and La Sagrada Familia teamed up in Mission for a summer 2017 trip to El Salvador! Enjoy these pictures from their mission.
Above: Group members share reflections from the mission trip.
Above: La Casa church member, Avery (11 years old), makes dresses for girls in El Salvador.
July 30, 2017 – we celebrated a wonderful worship service this morning at The Divino Redentor Lutheran Church in San Miguel, El Salvador, followed by a meal. Thanks be to God for our relationship with this church!
July 29, 2017 – Beautiful final touches were put on the church today; including planting some flowers in the front entrance way and painting the big cross on the roof of the church. The property looks beautiful and we are all ready to have a celebration worship service on Sunday morning!
July 28, 2017 – We finished the painting today. The church entrance and sanctuary are beautiful! And the congregation loves it! We also had an incredible fiesta with the church! It was a GREAT celebration!
Above: Roxanne shares crafts with the kids.
Above: The piñata at the party!
Above: Some of the children at the party.
Above: Gary and Michael brush fresh paint over the entrance to the church building.
July 27, 2017 – The mission group visited some monuments and a museum today that commemorates the events of the Revolution in El Salvador. It was very meaningful to honor the history of the people and to learn about these events.
The group has also been working hard at painting the church building in San Miguel. The church members that were there are very pleased.
Above: The group at the monument of peace.
Above: The group in Perquin, El Salvador.
July 26, 2017
Above: Pastor Matt, Pastor Kenneth, and Pastor Beto in El Salvador.
We made our way to San Miguel today to meet with the church that we are working with. We met the pastor and toured the grounds. Then we had a celebration dinner with the church members tonight. All the pictures below are from Our time at the church. You will see that the children and youth put on special presentations and then we shared a meal with the church members.
Above: Pastor Beto shares a greeting with the church on behalf of the group.
Above: The children of the church share special songs.
Above: The youth group shared a special presentation.
Above: The church prepared a special meal for us.
Above: Pastor Kenneth Davis, Keri, and Noe.
Above: Pastor Beto and Maria Elena.
Above: Kennadi, Maria, and Jennifer.
Above: Mike and Roxanne.
Above: The kids of the church!
July 25, 2017 – Today the group visited a hospital with significant historical importance to El Salvador. We were also blessed to visit the Lutheran Church (and the under-construction Lutheran Cathedral) in San Salvador.
Above: The group at the Divina Providencia Hospital.
Above: Touring the under-construction Lutheran Cathedral of El Salvador.
Above: Pastor Matt, Pastor Beto, and Maria Elena stand by the cross that will be placed at the top of the steeple of the new Lutheran Cathedral of El Salvador.
July 24, 2017 – The mission team has arrived for our first night in San Salvador, El Salvador. Thanks be to God!