My last day in El Salvador was bittersweet. I did not know what to expect when I came to this country seven days ago. I had no clue what kind of impact my time here would have on my life. I knew that it would be different from home. I knew that I would be
Today has been a good day. It is El Salvador’s independence day. In fact, as I am writing there are fireworks going off outside. Mrs. Martha made pancakes, bacon, and eggs for breakfast this morning. I felt right at home… That is until Rosmery started saying the Salvadoran pledge and the Salvadoran national anthem. Their
Today has been the most challenging day so far. The fatigue is certainly setting in and every day that I am away from my family gets more and more difficult. I think it is also difficult to start over with a new group of pastors. I was just starting to get to know the other
Today has been a very special day. We had to leave very early again because of the traffic. I am amazed that anyone survives the traffic here. Driving in this country is a true art form. This morning Mrs. Martha made the biggest ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches I have ever seen in my life.
Finally… Papusas! Last night for dinner I was finally introduced to El Salvador’s signature dish. Papusas are fried tortillas stuffed with all sorts of delicious things. Mrs. Martha made Papusas with beans and cheese and some with chicken and cheese. They were out of this world good. I hear they have bacon and chorizo Papusas.
Today has been truly wonderful. This morning Mrs. Martha cooked pancakes and eggs. We dropped Martha and Veronica, their daughter off at the Market on our way to church. They will be preparing all the food for the pastors this week. Pastor Ed, Rosmery, Stephanie, and myself went across town to Trinity Baptist Church. I
Saturday was a blast. Thank you all for your prayers. I arrived in El Salvador around 11:30 local time. On the way to San Salvador we ate fried chicken at Pollo Campero, affirming that some Baptist customs transverse cultural barriers. Pastor Ed, Rosmery, and Stephanie picked me up at the airport. Rosmery is Pastor Ed’s
As many of you know, I will be leaving this Saturday to teach a seminary class in San Salvador, El Salvador. I am so excited for this opportunity. Over seven days I will be teaching New Testament Survey to 60 Salvadoran pastors, preaching in four churches, teaching a marriage seminar, and speaking to the National
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:1,26,27 For the next year I will be
“All of this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors of Christ, God making his appeal