Working For The Lord
Blog post by Jenni Ramsey
His Hands His Feet is honored to partner with Sus Hijos, a non-profit foundation serving children in El Salvador. The tag line for Sus Hijos is "Working for the Lord, working for His children!" We definitely had the opportunity to work for the Lord today. We worked hard and it was a very full day of ministry. We are tired but our hearts are full!
Monte Calvario Church
This morning we had the privilege of serving at Monte Calvario Church. It was "Family Day" at the church and we were so thrilled to encourage the congregation, serve in Sunday School and worship alongside our Salvadorian brothers and sisters. The pastor gave a powerful message on the power of the family and the importance of a firm foundation in Christ.
After church our group of forty North Americans and Salvadorians invaded Pollo Camperon, the popular fast-food chicken chain in Central America, and had an awesome time of food and fellowship!
A Catholic Home For Boys
It was such a joy to spend the afternoon with nineteen precious boys who live in a Catholic home. We got to play soccer, frisbee, make balloons, enjoy snacks and share the hope of the Gospel with these beautiful, young boys. Guido shared his testimony of a broken childhood and how Jesus dramatically changed his life. The kids listened intently and we pray that their hearts were stirred. We were deeply touched as we prepared to depart and many of the boys took the time to publicly express their gratitude for our time together. Please pray for these boys and pray for Sus Hijos, as they consider a long-term partnership with this orphanage.
Visiting the Hernandez Family
In 2013 The Village Church of Irvine built a concrete home for the Hernandez family. The family had used their entire savings to pay for cancer treatments for their son, Eric. They were living in squatter. We fell in love with their family that summer and were so thrilled when a family from The Village Church donated funds for a home addition in the summer of 2014. Sadly, Eric lost his life to cancer shortly after the home was completed. Although they continue to grieve, their joy, faith and eternal perspective is contagious.
Today we were honored to see the completed home. Oswaldo and Irma were beaming with joy and pride as they gave the team a tour of their home. My heart was touched as I saw pictures of our former team members displayed on the walls. Oswaldo has begun working as a builder for Sus Hijos and he will build alongside our team this week as we build a home for another family. We were overwhelmed as we prayed over their family and home and look forward to a continued friendship with their family for many years to come.
Feeding His Sheep
The team was honored to prepare meals and feed the homeless at the end of the eveing. It was an emotional and humbling experience for many of the teams members. Blog post coming soon.