Sunday, December 8, 2013


Well, we're boarding in under 5 minutes to go back to Canada…so I guess I should complete a blog post while we're still in El Salvador!

Feeling sad to leave, but happy to return to my family.  (Miss you)  I don't have any amazing parting thoughts, perhaps that's why I left my blog post till the last minute.  I just know that we got to see the power of God's love shine into both my life (and the team) as well as the El Salvadorians here.

I think the most emotional moment for me was leaving Basilio's house the other day.  The relationship that our team has built with him over the years has really translated into a love for one another, and God's plan for houses to be built and the sharing of Jesus to El Salvador.

Talk to me about the trip when I get home…too many words to try and put in a blog.  I promise to talk more than usual!


It's just one week

It has been just one week. That's all. 7 days out of a calendar year. A small measure. Some might even say insignificant in comparison to the passing of time.

Our team might have another view of what a difference 7 days can be.
Tonight we had our last team debrief, sharing answers to the question: "What is one thing you are hoping to take home from your experience here?"

There were some excellent responses to that question. Ask us sometime.

We ended where we began, by reading Philippians 2. It's a reminder of our attitude - to think like Jesus Christ, and our actions - to humbly serve others like Jesus Christ, because God's ultimate desire is that every person would worship Him.

Over these last seven days, we had the privilege of understanding those truths in new ways and in deeper ways.

Thanks to the many who have shown interest in our trip, supported it through prayer, donations, encouragement and finances.

Thanks especially to our church family, the SEMC, you're partnership and passion for engaging the world-wide mission of God, continues to be a significant strength to us.

These have been 7 extraordinary days!

Lord willing, we'll see you soon.