We made it home safely. It was so fun to be welcomed home by my kiddos at the airport. I am so glad I went. I hope I do not get so caught up in the busyness of life that I forget what I saw. Thank you so much for your prayers, they meant so much to me!
One of my take aways from this trip is a desire to create an awareness in my children of what life is like for kids around the world. I want my kids to do great things for God's kingdom, but in order for them to do that, they need to be aware of the needs. But I will share more about that later. For now, here are a few pictures from the trip!
At one of the projects we visited, the moms drop off their children and wait for them at the project. They make these bags while they wait and sell them. It has become a "moms group" as well as an extra source of income.
The view when we stepped off the bus at one of the projects. This is the one where the marching band played and we were all given crowns!
Me and Rocia. Rocia works with Compassion in El Salvador and was our tour guide for the week. She is amazing at her job and has such a love for Christ, the children of El Salvador and her country. It was an honor spending time with her this week. She is also very ornery! At one of the projects she told us to make a noise like our favorite animal. What she told the children is that we were making the sound of the animal we look like!
Visiting one of the classrooms in a Compassion project.
The home of one of the children in the Compassion program. There was a full bed and twin beds in this home (and room for nothing else). 5 people live here.
Me, Yesenia and her mom
One of our group members getting his hair done! Compassion tries to teach the children job skills. They teach them to sew (Yesenia made me place mats as a gift to take home!), type, and use the computer. One project started a chicken farm which teaches the children to work and makes money for them to help their families. At the project where this picture was taken, they teach the girls hair salon skills!