You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:1-2
As we start our last day of ministry here in El Salvador, I have been encouraged by the gospel message over and over. When you share about the grace of God in Jesus and the new life we have in Christ, and then see people of all ages respond in faith, it is such an encouragement to the soul! In sharing, I have been reminded of the vastness and the depth of my sin, the necessary punishment of a righteous and holy God, the sacrificial death of the Son of God in my place, the gracious gift of forgiveness and righteousness, new life in Christ, and eternal life in fellowship with our Creator. And getting back into our van, I hear our students sharing stories of grace, methods for sharing the gospel with clarity, and anticipation for sharing again. Wow! We never move past the gospel!
Yesterday, we had the privilege of sharing the gospel with 3 more schools (approx. 700-800 students) – presenting the “Empty Heart” drama and breaking into small groups to teach.
A few other highlights from the day:
- Seeing a group of students huddled around Ed because they liked to hear him talk.
- Eating lunch at McDonald’s – let’s just say the Big Mac knows no cultural boundaries!
- Eating pupusas for the first time overlooking San Salvador.
- Seeing Carter rocking out his role in the skit – moon walk, electric slide, macarena, and much more. (Usually those participating in the drama stand with their backs to the crowd, but we changed it up due to the heat and then we could see the other parts.)
- Showing little Salvadorian kids pictures of the snow – Rachel Delaney, there are some kids here who think you are a professional snowboarder because I still had that pic on my phone of you sledding. #translationprobs