El Salvador day 7 and reflections

“For as the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 56:10-11

As we prepare to leave El Salvador and return home, we leave with mixed emotions. Each one on our team has seen the Lord work in great ways this week. We have formed wonderful friend relationships with the WOL team – when you partner together in ministry there is a strong bond that is built. Last night we were able to spend a couple hours with the WOL team at the office celebrating what the Lord has done this week. Marcelo grilled a la argentine tradition (it was incredible), and we were able to share and spend time together.

I have asked a few of our team members to share briefly one take-away from our time here:
“I have been humbled this week, and become more thankful for the Lord’s provision in my life. The Salvadorian people have less and yet are more thankful. They are willing to give. They invited us in and welcomed us. We have so much and yet can learn so much from them.” – Cameron
“I am impressed with how well the WOL team works together. It’s amazing how much they are able to accomplish with each other.” – Ed
“I appreciate the receptivity of the people here. They may not receive the gospel message, but the are glad to have a conversation with you about it.” – David
“It is the Lord who saves. No one comes to the Lord unless he draws them. We can speak the gospel clearly and passionately, but we need him to work in hearts.” – Carter 
“I have been reminded what the church really is. Worshipping in a place without walls and a bamboo roof, we see that the church is more than a building, it is the people gathered together to worship God.” – Ellee
“Sharing the gospel is our responsibility, whether we are in El Salvador or at home. God gives us opportunity to share, we need to respond to those opportunities.” -Teresa 

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