Merry Christmas from El Salvador.
This December has been one of our busiest ever...and we're not finished yet!!! We stated the month by hosting the Hand of Hope medical team. We challenged the team by taking them for three days to Cabañas. They were such a blessing to so many in need there. Almost all of our Senior Citizen group made it to the clinic one of those days and we were able to treat many others with medicines, dental needs, and even vitamins for everyone. And the Team survived the day without water, as the government did not give water that day, and the cold showers on the days with water. But most importantly, lives were touched with the love of Jesus and many eternal decisions were made!!!
The other two days, the Team was in San Salvador and we overall almost 1700 people received medical or dental care in this week. And more than 200 eternal decisions were made!!!
We also this month have been taking the love of Jesus in the form of Santa Claus to all of our children's feeding programs. It is always such a wonderful blessing to see the kids faces when Santa arrives. And of course, Santa explains that all gifts come from the Lord, including the best gift of all, Jesus. We give them apples, juices, candies, and cookies. So far this year, we have given out almost 400 Christmas gift bags...and we are not done!!!
We will celebrate Christmas this weekend with the kids and their families of the Hope Center. We will celebrate with more than 150 children and also celebrating 7 years of having the Hope Center. God has been so good!!
Both of the clinics continue to help people in so many ways and we have plans to expand our services in 2018. We are always ready to give a medicine as well as a hug or word of encouragement or a special prayer. God always puts in our paths the people who need Him the most.
As we look toward 2018, I am already amazed at the opportunities the Lord is putting before us to reach even more. We already have events on the calendar for Oct 2018!!! So your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. I am always amazed, grateful, and overwhelmed at what He allows us to be a part of here in El Salvador. But there is NO WAY we could do all of this without YOU!!! Your daily prayers and support are priceless to what He is doing here. Sometimes I sit and imagine our arrival in heaven and for me to get to see YOUR faces when He shows you what all YOU have done!!!! It will be a great celebration day!!! But until then, we keep going and reaching more.
Merry Christmas to you and your families and may God bless you in the coming New Year.
Published: 19 December 2017