This is the team formerly known as El Salvador. In these past four weeks, we have gone through many major changes. Team El Salvador had a destination change in which lead us to the country of Guatemala. This became the second summer team that was sent to Guatemala thereby calling us, Guatemala 2. The covenant we proposed as a team was one that called for unity and servant-hood within ourselves, as a team, with our contacts and to the people of that country. So far our week has been a blessing.
The past week has gone by so fast! We have absolutely loved working with Michael and ASELSI. On Monday our team was able to build a chicken coop for a family in one of the communities. On Tuesday our team went with Michael to a home visit where we were able to provide a basket of food for the family. We also had the opportunity to pray over the family and bless them. On Wednesday we did a lot of preparation for our youth leadership conference which begins tonight! The youth leadership conference is Mon, Wed, and Fri every week. Michael has given us a lot of independence to plan the conference. Originally we were only expecting around 30 youth leaders, but Michael informed us tonight there are over 140 people planning on attending! Our goal is to equip and empower local leaders in the churches to reach out to their community. The conference is focusing on the value of unity and the importance of the body of Christ. On Thursday our team was able to speak at ASELSI'S milk program. We were able to give the women basic hygiene tips, perform a drama, and teach them about healing. Many of the women came forward for prayer for their babies to receive healing. Friday our team was able to work on another work project here at ASELSI building a house so a guard is able to be with his family while on duty. That evening we did children's ministry at a feeding program at a local church. Saturday we were given the opportunity to preach at a church as well as put on a children's service. Yesterday we rested. Today we began teaching English at a school where we will be 3x a week for the next two weeks. We are so excited to put on the youth leadership conference tonight called CORDS We appreciate your prayers as our team is already growing so much especially in the area of team unity.
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