I've always heard that international mission trips like this are life-changing, and I found that to be true in El Salvador. In addition to showing God's love to the people of this country through our service time each day, we learned so much.
Our leaders put great effort into not just bringing us here to work but also teaching us about the culture, history, and the issues people face. It has given us a better understanding of what is really happening here and the need. They have created an environment to develop personal relationships with the people here.
I have such a different perspective after being here and getting to know everyone. I have also met some of the most loving people who are committed to serving God and are desperately trying to share his love and hope for the future.
-Emily C., Particpant