Purchase Area Baptist Association
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El Salvador Mission Trip - April 2-8, 2017

PURCHASE AREA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION VISION / MISSION TRIP TO EL SALVADOR

April 1-8, 2017
 
THE MISSION

To look to see where God is at work in the churches and missions of the Salvadorian churches and join Him in  His work in El Salvador.

NOTE:  Not to do it for them, but come alongside them.

THE MISSION TEAM

DOM Dennis Manley, leader, Zion’s Cause Baptist Church, Draffenville

Pastor Jaime Masso, 1st Hispanic Baptist Church, Mayfield

Pastor Chris and Kara Young, Impact Church, Hardin

Pastor Dr. Jim Ewing, 1st Baptist Church Calvert City

Angela and Adam Norwood, Impact Church, Hardin

Associate Pastor Kevin Penick, Impact Church, Hardin

Erin McClure, Elm Grove Baptist, Murray

EL SALVADOR TEAM

Luis and Gloria, El Triunfo

Pastor Otoniel, Chachuapa

Yuanita, El Triunfo, Translator

Oscar, Berlin, Translator

Manuel, Jiquilisco

President Gloria, San Salvador

CLIMATE AND CONDITIONS

Hot and no rain (95-100 degrees) The dry season or summer

Minimal air conditioning

Meetings at churches, restaurants, and street evangelism

When we crossed over a mountain or volcano, we would take advantage of the cooler weather.

Couldn’t drink the water and what to eat and not to eat was a challenge!

Some areas were gang controlled.  We were safe because of location and leaders.

The country is extremely poor, average wage is $5-10 dollars a day.

Visited the Orphanage REMAR with 30 children.  Helped with a much needed monetary situation, gave out evangelistic material and soccer balls to the children.  The children were removed from horrible situations in their homes.

Visited a retired senior center for retired Christians.  Two Salvadorian missionaries and a pastor were there.  A woman taken in off the streets who had been there for most of her life.  A bed, maybe a chair or small table in a room the size of your small bathroom.  They had a $4000 a year budget that was given by the churches and food once a year.  We were able to help in monetary way.  We Cried together!!!

THE CHURCHES VISITED AND NEEDS

Jaime and I preached in El Triunfo and Jiguilisco on Sunday morning and evening.

We visited 9 churches in two parts of the country east and west.

At three of the churches, we did street evangelism.  We also prayer walked.  The people from the churches would join with us in teams to use our multicolored bracelets (bolseras) and tracks to present the gospel to persons at random and the parks, markets, and streets.  Four persons came to know Christ.

NEEDS OF THE CHURCHES

You would think that the that the #l need for the churches was money!  Not so.

They wanted to learn how to evangelize their communities and grow as a church.

They needed Bibles in Spanish and  wanted to learn how to teach the Bible. We gave New Testaments given by the Gideon’s and provided funds for two churches to by Bibles for their churches.

They wanted to reach children and provide space for them.

They wanted to reach young people.

They were in great need for transportation because children would walk 2 miles to church.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Pray for them!

Not one church asked for money but it takes funds to meet even basic needs!

Send more teams to help them.

Send money to help in areas with items that are more expensive to ship to them.  (Bibles, evangelistic materials, uniforms and basic school necessities for school, blankets, hats, diapers and basic toiletries for the senior saints.

Construction team

Medical team

Continue to build relationships with the churches.

Most of all…don’t forget them!

 

God did a great work with our team in El Salvador!   Thank you PABA churches for your prayerful and financial support of our El Salvador Vision Team. 

God Bless You!

(Dios le Bendigo)

 
 Dennis Manley, DOM

Purchase Area Baptist Association