Worship and War

Today we worshiped at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in San Salvador, where Bishop Medardo Gomez presides.  In addition to worship, we witnessed a rite of confirmation for four people – three adults and one youth, and also a quinceanero – a rite of blessing for a young woman on her fifteenth birthday.  It was aContinue reading “Worship and War”

Three Forces: Military, Poverty, and Faith

We came to El Salvador to learn about the people, the country, the culture, and to witness what God is doing in and through the Lutheran Church in El Salvador.  As part of our learning, today we witnessed three defining forces in the lives of many Salvadorans: Military, Poverty, and Faith.  Military: Our day gotContinue reading “Three Forces: Military, Poverty, and Faith”

Hemos Llegado – We´ve Arrived

This evening we arrived in El Salvador, slightly late, but safe and sound.  The trip from the airport to the hotel took about 45 minutes, and except for some street lights sprikled along mountainsides, we really couldn´t see much because it was already dark.  Ironically, a few of us got a little sick from theContinue reading “Hemos Llegado – We´ve Arrived”