Monday, May 12, 2008

Coming to You, Live from El Salvador

Greetings from San Salvador. I can't wait to crawl into my bed tonight! We got into Houston late last night (around 12:00), and had to be back at the airport at 7:30 this morning. I never sleep good in hotel beds the first night, so I feel very tired today.

We arrived in El Salvador around noon. Unfortunately, my bags won't arrive until later tonight. They did not loose them, they just decided to leave them behind in Houston (along with 55 other bags).

So far, I am very impressed with Compassion. We visited their El Salvador headquarters today. We will be visiting the centers that work with the kids tomorrow.

There is so much to say already, but I have to meet the group for dinner in about 5 minutes so I will just list a few facts I learned:

- there are 33,000 children in Compassion's program in El Salvador.
- approx 800 letters are received from sponsors each week
- approx 1500 letters are sent to sponsors every week
- there are 25 people on this trip with me from all over the U.S., all with a platform of some kind, all here to learn about Compassion and spread the word back in the U.S.

This post feels very random and disjointed, but my brain is not really working at full capacity right now. So, I will post more when I can. Keep us in your prayers. I think this is going to be an interesting week. :)

7 comments:

Jami said...

Yay! I'm glad you can blog and give us an update! I can't wait to hear more!

Love you!!

Jessica Leman said...

Sooo good to hear from you Megan! I was just thinking about you this morning and wondered how your trip down there went. Praying for you while you are there!

keri plattner said...

Megan~ We're praying for your experience in El Salvador. Take lots of pictures!

Marla said...

Glad to hear you are there safe and sound. Grandma Bauer and I have been enjoying your kids so much. Right now, she is playing UNO with them. (with kids rules of course.) Sean is taking his first nap of the day. I will be taking Mom back to Cissna after Kory gets home. Hope your week goes well.

Love Mom

Sarah said...

Megan,
I'll keep you in my prayers...hope you have a wonderful week!

Jami said...

Megan...I want another update girl!!

megs said...

Thanks for your prayers everyone. I will blog as often as I can, if you have any questions or want to know something I'm not putting in my posts, leave me a comment! I love being able to stay "in touch" with you all!