Friday, March 12, 2010

Beautiful Feet: El Salvador Highlights

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
Isaiah 52:7

Here are some of my favorite stories from Steve's trip to El Salvador:

The team's first stop was La Libertad, where they visited a community and rounded up people to come and hit a pinata and then gave a gospel presentation.

The team visited an orphanage one day, where Steve found beautiful gardens!!! A thirteen year old boy had the job of watering the plants, and Steve spent a lot of time with him talking about gardening and touring the grounds.

This is Nester, who Steve met up in the gardens and convinced to share his powerful testimony with the team before they departed from the orphanage.

Papusa night!

The team also served a mountainside community by carrying mattresses down the very steep mountainside for the people here. While some of the team made the trek down, others stayed up at the school and cooked a meal for the kids.

One of the households receiving mattresses and hearing the gospel.

The school at the top of the mountain.
This woman has 7 of her own children, plus cares for her 4 nieces/nephews since their mother passed away several years ago.

Here is "Ninja Grandma" with her machete, which she needs and uses down the mountain paths!

Some of the children playing a game with one of our students:

Cleaning up from lunch:
On Friday, the team helped put on a concert at the university. They invited students they had met throughout the week at their English classes and around the campus. This is a student Steve and Lisandro shared the gospel with and seemed very moved by it.

Our team put on Lifehouse's Everything drama during the concert:

The Great Commission
Multiplication before your eyes! This is Richard sharing the gospel with someone the night of the concert. Steve shared with Richard a few years ago! My husband lives by the great commission, and here is a picture of its fruit! How beautiful!

Matthew 28:18, 19 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Before having to re-enter American culture :) the team always has a day of rest at contemplation at a beach resort. They worked hard! There are so many great stories of God breaking through in people's lives, even people on the team who were not believers! There are a few people from the trip still deciding what to do about this whole "God thing"...please pray that they would take that step of faith and place their trust in Jesus Christ! Praise God for all He did on this trip. I am so proud that Steve is a part of something amazing like this. It really refreshes him! His heart will be yearning for El Salvador until next year, I know! (btw--that is not Steve in the guitar pic)

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