On our Plan B trip to El Salvador, our first place of ministry was a small village about 30 minutes from San Salvador. There, we worked with a local pastor who was preparing to start a church at our place of ministry. The church started Easter Sunday.
They’ve been working in the area, but without our Plan B, they wouldn’t have been there that day.
While there, we shared food, shoes with those who needed them, and toys for the kids. Jorel and Bethany also shared about hope and life and a future with Jesus. After we shared with the people, a woman came to Bethany with the news that when she arrived, she had planned to kill herself in the very near future. She decided not to that day. Bethany prayed with her. Hope.
I don’t know the woman’s struggles…I know there’s extreme poverty, violence, drug use, gangs, and more where she lives. I know that many men have abandoned their families and woman are left with little or nothing. I don’t know her struggles, but I know they must have been big. Now? Hope.
We made sure she met people from the soon to start church. She said she’d go…and it’s in her village. I’ll be back soon and will check to see if she made it. The woman in the photo isn’t the one of whom I write…it didn’t seem right to take her photo. However, this woman’s life changed that day too.
Here’s Bethany sharing the story from her perspective…