As we are finishing up our trip to El Salvador, I wanted to give a quick update to let you know about some exciting things that have taken place here in San Miguel. First of all, I must say that parts of this trip have been very frustrating and in other ways it has been awesome. We are here because we were invited to be a part of a medical missions team by our good friends at Covenant Life Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana. When the team arrived in the airport last Saturday, all the plastic tubs of medicine that they brought to hold the medical outreaches were detained in the airport. There is an extensive procedure involved whenever large quantities of medicine are entered into any Central American country and the locals that were in charge of logistics were unaware. Therefore, we held four straight days of medical clinics based on a promise that the medicine would be released on Thursday. Yesterday, permission was not granted to release the medicine from customs due to one last letter that was missing and this morning at 10:00A EDT the medicine is scheduled to be released. In spite of the difficulties, the team has kept focused on being a blessing to the local Salvadorian people!
As a part of each day’s medical consultations, the people pass through several stations including evangelism, blood pressure and pharmacy. The whole week, our missionary Maribel Rice has been serving alongside Pastor Angel Bermeo who is a friend of ours from Costa Rica. They have been using an evangelistic cube that has pictures on it and helps the gospel message to be explained in a very simple way. They were able to lead fifty people in making decisions for Christ in the evangelism station, praise the Lord!! I think this has taught the whole team a very important lesson and one that I know I’ll never forget and that is to keep pressing on when God has called you to a specific task, no matter what the circumstances look like. HE will always find a way to turn a negative situation around so that HIS Word can be spread to non believers. Please pray this morning so that these medicines can be released and the promises that we made to people all week can be fulfilled!