Hello, Everyone and welcome to my new and improved blog!!!
A special thank you to Scott Cheatwood and associates for helping me to get all my eggs in one basket. On this new website, you can read the blog, see photos, read the current news and link to other websites. All under one roof and very easy for me to manage and maintain as well. We are still under construction, but check back here frequently to see what is happening!!!
From El Sal, I bring nothing but good news!!!! Every single day is filled with blessings!!! I am so very pleased with how our Crisis Center is functioning. Let me just list what all is happening:
- The doctor is now regularly seeing patients. She has seen teenagers to older women. Many of the teenage girls have suffered physical abuse but have never been able to see a doctor. The visit to the doctor is free. If any lab work is needed, the cost is $5.00. Abigail pays $2.50 and the ladies pay the other $2.50. The ladies are thrilled to have this service available to them. We are considering adding another day to the doctor's schedule. The ladies make appointments and right now, we are booked for two weeks!!! PTL!!! And several of the ladies have come to know the Lord as a result of the doctor's visit. Yesterday, we had two!!! Wonderful!!!!!
- We have started a weekly Bible study every Tuesday afternoon. In our first session, we had 33 people attend and 4 of those were men!!! They asked if they could attend and we never want to deny anyone a chance to hear about Him. If the number of men increases, we will start a Bible study for men only. This is not something I had thought of but would love to see it happen for the men!!! I want to purchase a little notebook and pencil for each person who attends the Bible study for them to be able to take notes and remember what is taught.
Another Bible study is scheduled to start the first part of July with another group of ladies. We can reach many ladies through these studies. Remember, many of them do not have a church or do not attend church. One lady shared with us there is not a church in her area and to take the bus, it is just too much on a Sunday when they are not running the regular schedule. So she is very excited about these studies.
- We now have couselors who are assisting the women with problems. These are scheduled visits, just like the doctor. We deal with abuse, drug issues, family issues...anything they may be dealing with we address from a Biblical perspective.
- Our little store is a constant source of blessing and ministry. The ladies absolutely love shopping for themselves, their children, and their homes. We have had wonderful donations of used items from American community here in El Salvador.