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Motivated by Death

On June 14 Ruben was invited to preach at a district youth event in San Martin.  San Martin is a city and what we would call in Louisiana a parish but for everyone else a county.  San Martin is a very dangerous city and plagued with gang violence.  Of all my years of working in El Salvador and in really "dangerous" areas I have never once felt fear.  NEVER.  Always confident that the Lord was with me and that I could go wherever He leads with confidence.  Well, that confidence was all shattered when my husband was assaulted last year.  We are not bogged down with fear but there is more fear than ever was before.  God has brought us a long way since the attack.  However, for me, there is still an uneasiness every time I leave the house or Ruben goes somewhere by himself.  It has definitely caused me to trust in the Lord much more and cover ourselves in prayer constantly.

The night before the youth event I had a disturbing dream that we were in a church, at a youth event, and…

The American Dream

Is it worth risking your life for the American dream? Many people seem to think so; many children seem to think so.  According to NPR the U.S. Immigration officials say the expect some 60,000 young, unaccompanied migrants to enter the US illegally this year- mostly from Central America.  It's something I hear all the time.  The desire to want to go to the United States.  There is an unrealistic idea of what the United States is however in comparison to El Salvador in the area of gangs and violence the United States can appear to be an euphoria.  A place where you can leave your house or walk down the streets and not fear for your life.  Don't get me wrong I know there are very dangerous parts all over the U.S. but in comparison it is still safer.  Economically we are talking minimum wage here is $1.00 an hour.  Cost of living is just as high if not higher here and the majority of people don't get paid enough to even come close to cover the costs.  Rent may be cheaper bu…