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El Salvador Day 3: Can You Say Sombrero & Oxen ride!

This is on the light side.  We went to Compassion Project 866 at Springs of Eternal Life Church in San Miguel, El Salvador.  We had the most warm incredible welcome I have ever been a part of.  I will post in more detail later when we come home to the states.  All that to say here are some big American boys whose Sombrero’s just don’t fit, and Selah riding in a cart pulled by oxen!

Neil, David, Brian, me, Jason, Allan, & Nick. The American Big Heads

Amy, a Compassion boy, Allan, & Brian. Watching our welcome ceremony

Videographer Mark & our manager Nick sporting Selah's new "look"

Neil & David of Run Kid Run & Jason

We’ve had a great time getting to know Neil and David of Run Kid Run.

Amy, Allan and Brian having fun

It wasn't all Sombrero's. This little cutie sang us a song

I have never seen so many beautiful children

Nick getting the star treatment

After we visited the Compassion school and church we went to homes for lunch.  Our home was a mother in the Child Survival Program.  An amazing program for pregnant mothers all the way to when the child is three.  We were dropped off by bus at a creek and picked up in style by these guys.

We are about to ride behind these boys

When I say behind I mean behind!!

Our wonderful photographer Keely and the amazing Rocio (Compassion staff)

The young man taking us for a ride

We leave tomorrow afternoon.  I’m full of emotion and I’m still processing.  As I get pictures from Keely and I’m able to sit down and wright I will share the incredible life changing stories I have witnessed.  Until that time I  hope you have a good laugh at this post.



March 17, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Todd,
    Thank you for posting the details of your trip…I gather it was an incredible experience for you! You are an awesome steward of the gifts the Lord has given you. Blessings to you, Angie and your beautiful family!


    Comment by Rosemary | March 26, 2010 | Reply

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