It was an early start to this years mission trip. We arrived at the Des Moines airport before 5:00 am for the first leg of our flight. I'm hopeful that this being our third year we can have an even greater impact helping the people of El Salvador. I think we have a good mix of people helping this year. Many of us have been here before but there are enough new people that it will be fun to see the experience through their fresh eyes. Our leaders Mike and Kathy Basset are such a blessing to have along. Their experience is priceless. Even though they won't admit it, we could not be successful without their guidance and knowledge.
One of your new concerns this year is how we will continue to fund this medical delegation in the years to come. Due to the recent budget cuts to one of our churches mission work, it is time to realize we must find a way to continue to fund this important trip. Our group will have to find some creative ways to help others to see the value in contributing to the cause.
It was 9:30 pm when we arrived in San Salvador. We will Stay the night here. Tomorrow we will visit many historical sites in the city. Learning to history of this country is so important to helping us understand the people so that we may better relate and offer our assistance.
- Written by Mark Hilliard
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