Friday, February 26, 2010

La Calzada 2010

El Salvador, February 26th, 2010.

Dear Friends,

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:2

During the month of February, I had the opportunity to travel to Antigua Guatemala and spend time at the YWAM Base. During this visit, I was able to get involved in their “Soup Run” Ministry. We went around the central park in Antigua Guatemala and gave hot soup to people who sleep in the street. Most of them were drunk people, but yet, they were very thankful to receive some food from us. We got to pray for some of them. After bringing food to street people in a rainy and cold evening, I have started to appreciate even more the warm meals that I get to have every day.

When I came back to El Salvador, I spent one week with a Mission Team that came down from Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. Their main focus was soccer. They had soccer clinics for kids and they also got to play soccer matches with unbelievers from different communities around San Salvador.

Children Getting Ready to Play!

They also got to do devotionals for the kids and to share some of their testimonies before and/or after the games. On last day of their trip, we got to visit a remote island off the coast of El Salvador.

One Hour Boat Ride to get to La Calzada Island

This island, La Calzada, is part of El Salvador, but apparently nobody is taking care of the people there. They do not have a clinic or hospital that they can visit when they get sick. And they do not have a “formal school” that they can attend. They basically only learn to read and write.

Giving away “What Would Jesus Do?” Bracelets

“Christ for the City” is the organization that found this community and they are willing to help them in any way they can. Next month, I will be helping a Medical Team from the United States that is coming to meet the physical needs of the community.

The Church in the Island

I would appreciate if you could pray for the protection and provision of the teams that are willing to come down to Central America to bless these countries!

Blessings to you all,

Susy Ayala