Our team is back from serving in El Salvador! Here is Ali Woodward’s personal impression of the trip.“El Salvador has shown me a certain type of love like nothing else – a love that is not burdened by a different language or different circumstances but instead a love that is strengthened in God and the community of his people. Getting to spend a week in El Salvador was the best reminder of just how loving our God really is. One of the most important messages that our team received stems from the verse 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”.
Our team was welcomed into a community in the town of Cara Sucia and we were given the opportunity to serve with the local church and community to help build a home. The people did not need our help, in fact, we were not the strongest or fastest people for the job, but they willingly and graciously let us be a part of a community engagement project that was so much beyond physical labor. The organization ENLACE, which our church is partnered with, has built a sustainable model that focuses on empowering the local churches and community in El Salvador by walking alongside its people to transform them through the power of God.My experience in El Salvador made a lasting impression and it taught me most importantly the power of prayer, the strength of community, the joy of being present and the abundance of God’s love. I feel so blessed to have experienced a week in El Salvador and I will continue supporting Cara Sucia and ENLACE through continued prayer and encouragement.”