An Invitation To El Salvador!
For the last few years I have been praying for our family to have the opportunity and provision to travel to Africa to visit our sponsored kids who live in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. I have also prayed for the same thing to visit Laura in Bolivia and Johana in El Salvador. The prayers increased when I noticed that Johana’s graduation date had been moved up, to April of 2016.
So, when an email arrived from Compassion International, inviting me to prayerfully consider joining a particular trip to El Salvador, I immediately felt that this was an answer to my prayers. As soon as I shared the email with my husband, he said the very same thing. For this particular trip, a Women’s Vision Retreat to El Salvador, we were encouraged to invite another woman to travel with us. I immediately knew that I would take one of my teen daughters, but I wasn’t sure which one. As time passed and fall schedules were settled, it was my 14 year old Janet that we asked to accompany me on this adventure.
A Mother Daughter Adventure
Being scheduled for September 12-17 meant the kiddo would miss school and Janet’s schedule was the only one that looked like it would work. And this is the daughter I had been praying for time and place for a mother daughter retreat! Over the past 2 years opportunities have arisen for my other 2 teens to get away alone with me and those times were very special. This was Petal Rose’s turn, and my turn with her.
The funds to pay for the trip were pulled from my “back to school” account with no hesitation. God has provided over and over and He had provided this opportunity. I have no doubt He will continue to provide for what He wills.
Over the next 2 weeks I plan to share with you what we saw, heard and learned during our time with the people of El Salvador. I hope you will follow along, and please ask questions and share your own stories in the comments. Many people want to know how to travel to meet sponsored children, or wonder if what Compassion International is doing really works. This is a wonderful chance for us to converse about both topics.