After traveling most of Saturday, the team departed for the community of El Cocalito early Sunday morning. We visited the church of Pastor Jose Israel Pineda, which served as our base for the week. We met the Pastor’s family, heard his testimony and shared our appreciation for his partnership in living out the Gospel in his community.
Team members visited past ENLACE projects and saw completed latrines and many familiar faces along the way. A sense of reunion and joy filled the meetings as team members and local Salvadorans reconnected after months or years apart. After touring the community, the team returned to the church for lunch and an afternoon worship service. After a warm welcome by our new church family, the team returned to the hotel for some rest and to prepare for the coming work day.