Photos from El Salvador! (a catchy title, right?)

Hello Everyone!

I am finally back online (in Guatemala!).

Thanks to Melissa for posting the previous two updates from my satellite messenger messages (which is usually truncated messages and can be a bit of a pain to put together).

I know it is not much fun reading a post without photos so now that I am using a computer, I will start with photos from La Cumbre, El Salvador.  La Cumbre is the community I worked in earlier this year (the one with the two water tanks capturing spring water from the mountaintop). My long-time friend, Jen, came with me to see the project and work with some of the kids in the community (she is a PE teacher in the States). I brought some parts to improve the water filtration at the outlet pipes in the tanks. We only spent 4 days in La Cumbre, but it was plenty of time to go over imporvements for the water tank and spend time with the families (and play soccer TWICE!).

the second tank (the large storage tank) functioning well
The second tank (the large storage tank) functioning well

As it was mentioned in my previous post, there was a little drought before we arrive and the tanks were empty. We talked about conserving water and the community understood and agreed to use the tank water soley for drinking water during dry periods. We prayed at the tanks for God to provide rain – rainwater that would fill the tanks, feed the crops and sustain the families.

It poured the next day!
It poured the next day!

About 30 hours later, it poured. A lot. We thanked God together that evening as the rain filled the tanks!

Jen teaching PE in La Cumbre
Jen teaching PE in La Cumbre

Before the rains came, Jen taught some games to the kids at the local school. They had so much fun! She taught the younger kids in the morning and the older kids in the afternoon. By the afternoon class, it has already started to rain, so we played in the rain and then after her games, I played soccer in the mud with the older kids.

The mud caked my shoes so much that my feet weighed a few extra pounds!
The mud caked my shoes so much that my feet weighed a few extra pounds!
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Jen quickly made friends with my little buddies
Silly Faces!
Silly Faces!
So nice to spend a few days with my La Cumbre family
So nice to spend a few days with my La Cumbre family

The night before we left, we had a little fiesta (gotta love the “music by flashlight” fiestas!)

Getting to Guatemala was not that hard. We took one truck from La Cumbre to Tacuba and then switched to a different truck to go to the border. We made good time so we stopped by the coast for about an hour and a half (and Jen got to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time!). Our truck driver and the men from La Cumbre bought fresh and dried fish (a treat) to bring back to their families for dinner that evening.

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean

We had to physically cross the border on foot, but it was just all part of the adventure. It was probably just about a mile.

Vroom Vrooom
Vroom Vrooom
We made it!
We made it!

Now we are in Guatemala and will be writing again shortly,

Cait & Jen

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6 thoughts on “Photos from El Salvador! (a catchy title, right?)

  1. God is so wonderful! You pray and HE gives abundantly! Miss you and look forward to seeing you soon…where are all those trucks going??? blessings and love, Linda

  2. Seek and ye shall find, ask and ye shall receive. You are trluy blessed Cait. Miss you and our conversations.

  3. Hi Caitlin, Your work is amazing! What a blessing that the Lord answered your prayer for rain so profoundly to encourage you andand bring much needed water to these dear people.

    The pictures of the smiling children are always so much fun to see, Love you,

    Kathy

  4. Hi Caitlin,
    Thanks for all the updates with photos. Nice job! I share your journey with the boys and girls in Kids Worship on Sunday morning.Take good care of our Jen. We miss her and can’t wait to hear all about her adventures. May God continue to keep you both safe and healthy and give you many opportunities to share Jesus.
    Kathy Orr, SCMB Church

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