El Salvador 2009

November 9-13, 2009 four bloggers witnessed firsthand the ministry of Compassion International to the poor of El Salvador. Travel with them through their stories, pictures and videos archived here.

Our Trips: El Salvador 2009

About This Trip November 5–15, 2009

November 9-13, 2009 four bloggers witnessed firsthand the ministry of Compassion International to the poor of El Salvador. Travel with them through their stories, pictures and videos archived here.

Featured Posts

Praying For My Family

In the first year of our relationship Yanci asked me in a letter to pray for her Dad because he needed help. What kind of help? I thought. Is he OK? Is there something more I can do than pray?

On the bus last week I asked Yanci’s mom what that prayer request was all about. “I’ve been praying for him for four years now and I don’t why. I don’t know if God’s already answered my prayers.”

Her face broke into a huge grin as she told me the story through a translator.

Continue reading at ShaunGroves.com »

Recap

I will be doing a few more posts on El Salvador, but I need some processing time. I don’t know if you have followed the trip and read the other bloggers posts, but I thought I’d share my favorites.

Continue reading at Whittaker Woman »

I'm A Blubberer

Hello, my name is Patricia and I am a blubberer.

I don’t know why I even bothered to put on any eye make-up today, because I certainly cried it all away. The mascara smearing down my cheeks is far less attractive then just going without makeup at all. Oh well, I will live and learn.

I think this trip is my 10th trip with Compassion, and I still blubber like a baby. The first thing I do when I start to cry at a Compassion project is look around to see if any other Americans are joining me in my emotional state. It was a relief to see that Kelly was joining me. It’s a pride thing I guess, but God made me soft. In other words, I cry at sad movies, I cry when I see someone else crying and I cry at Compassion projects.

Continue reading at Jones Bones 5 »

The Fishermen's Field

The fishermen and their children planted. But they didn’t plant in well-spaced rows. They didn’t plant deeply enough either. Some expert corn farmers inspected their work and told them they’d have to start over. “We can’t afford to start over. We’ll pray instead.”

Continue reading at ShaunGroves.com »

Reentry Sickness

No matter how much I wanted to, I didn’t wake up in El Salvador today. My week with Compassion International is over, and I’m grieving that.

I got home Friday night around 11pm and woke Orison (our then-4-year-old) and he greeted me very drowsily. In the morning he didn’t even remember it! But when he woke up Saturday morning, he was FIVE! That’s right, I got home just in time for his birthday.

Continue reading at The Pipers »

Older Posts

Compassion And Giving »

Yanci Is Famous »

Mom To Mom »

You’ve Been Cordially Invited To Break Your Heart »

Babies, Moms and Compassion »

Mothers Becoming Moms »

Parenting Advice Gone Wrong »

Child Survival Program »

The Picture On The Fridge Becomes Human »

A Hero’s Welcome Given by Heroes »

XVIII »

I Am A Blubberer »

El Salvador Day 2 »

More than just beautiful faces…but beautiful faces nonetheless. »

The Proper Execution Of A Child Takedown »

El Salvador Day 1 »

We Are Here »

This Child Deserves To Know Jesus »

Remembering The View From Here »

Power In A Toothbrush »

El Salvador »

What Do You Not Know About Child Sponsorship? »

Hurricane In El Salvador »

Before El Salvador »

Compassion Countdown: 4 days til El Salvador! »

What Did I Get Myself Into? »

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