Showing posts from July, 2013

Bread for the Broken

Ruben and I, along with our Pastor, don't want to keep our students constantly inside the four walls of the church.  We meet on Friday nights and once a month on a Friday night we are going to hit the streets.  This past Friday we went to a homeless shelter in the neighborhood.  I had never been to an homeless shelter in the States much less in Central America so I had no idea what to expect.  I also didn't know that most homeless shelters in El Salvador are filled with elderly people.  There is no social security for the elderly so if you don't have family to take of you. you have nothing.  That's why you see so many elderly begging on the streets.  Also, if you were wounded in the war there is no help from the government so that was another reason some are homeless.  There were around 80-90 at the shelter when we got there, the majority being men and maybe eight women.  If I understood correctly the women live there.  I'm not sure if the shelter was ran by an NG…

Leadership Training Camp

My lack of blogging isn't because there hasn't been anything to blog about it is about not having enough time to blog.  We just recently finished a leadership training camp for youth leaders and we had about 400 leaders from all over El Salvador show up.

Since Ruben and I are the National Leaders of camps and retreats everyone who was interested in that came to our workshops all weekend long.  It was a great start in the training we will be doing all over El Salvador.  Our job is to go where the churches are and train their youth leaders in the correct way to run a camp or a retreat.

World Warriors 2013

For anyone who has followed my blog they know that during my time as a Missionary Associate for King's Castle, in El Salvador, I worked with the World Warriors for those six years. World Warriors is a six week intense program for students from the States ages 16-23 to come and do extreme missions; in various countries in Central America.  Oscar and Sulma are leading it this year as I am not a missionary with King's Castle any longer and as much as I loved what I did that was for a season and now I am in a whole different season; married, youth pastor, English Teacher, National Camp Director (All of this except the English teaching part alongside my husband).  While I was a missionary associate I worked alongside of Oscar and Sulma in the children's discipleship program called Club Castillo.  They asked me if I would be able to come out to the lake and lead a session of team building exercises.  Not just anyone can do these activities unless you have been trained specifica…