March El Salvador Newsletter

El Salvador - Pastor Oswaldo In the last newsletter, I described the ambitious Smiling School Kids program developed by Pastor Oswaldo and his team of volunteers. In this newsletter, I want to continue by describing the centerpiece of the pastor’s vision for the future. The Christian Formation...

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February El Salvador Newsletter

El Salvador - Pastor Oswaldo Beautiful San Salvador, El Salvador is one of 516NOW’s newest target communities. Our partner in this community is Pastor Oswaldo Aristides. Upon first meeting Pastor Oswaldo, one immediately senses his energy, faithfulness in service to the Lord, and ease with which...

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God Things

God Things When I was first planning my trip to Nicaragua I had hoped to include a visit to El Salvador. After investigation, however, I realize that a trip by bus or car from Palacagüina would take too long. So I abandoned the idea and continued to find my flight to Nicaragua. One of my very few...

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Our students are excelling!

Life is always difficult in Nicaragua, in ways that most of us in the U.S. cannnot understand or imagine. Since April, however, life has been especially difficult due to political unrest which has caused a significant downturn in an already poor economy. Every day I find myself worrying about this...

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Meet Jose

If you meet him as he is returning home from work, as I have, he will not give a hug or even a shake of the hand. With an extended forearm, you’ll just get an elbow bump. José works in the city dump, located just across the ravine from his home in Barrio Roberto Clemente in the city of Diriamba,...

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