The week is winding down here in El Salvador but it’s been a very fruitful time. We began this week clearing an area to install a retaining wall at the lower part of one of the neighborhoods in New Hope Community. We hauled bags of sand weighing about 70 pounds and then carried blocks to their locations. Mixing the mortar by hand reminded me much of my Nigeria times.
The area we are in is the same as the NC WAVE Team worked in last year. We are happy to be back building a relationship with the community and assessing their needs.
The work has continued all week with us progressing up the hill to an area outside of Mirrim’s house. The community agreed that they needed a retaining wall built in this section. The work has been tiring but rewarding. Each day we are carrying blocks, bags of sand or cement and doing a lot of digging and clearing. The project should be complete tomorrow and we will have a small celebration at the end of the day for those in that section.
We got to spend some time with the kids in the houses around where we are building. We played several games and hung out with them for a couple hours.
We also got to celebrate Myra’s birthday and see Papi, which is Jorge’s Campos’ grandfather. Through the years, several have stayed with Papi and enjoyed his hospitality.
One other great thing for this week has been sharing with the deaf WAVE team. They came over for a couple hours and we caught up with each other. They were very excited when we presented them with 8 Amazon Fires donated by various people from Vision 2 Hear. After they got them all set up, we took some time to run through several songs, which they remembered well!
I’ll post again once I get back to the USA about the last few events. Thanks for your prayers and support of V2H and the effort in El Salvador! God is moving and blessing in awesome ways.
This was a very busy weekend for V2H WAVE Teams. In fact, it was a busy week.
Last Wednesday, the TN WAVE Team performed at their Fields Of Faith Event at Hixson High School. #Fieldsoffaith is an event sponsored by Fellowship Of Christian Athletes across many school campuses each fall. The TN WAVE Team did several songs ranging from WAKE to OPEN SKIES. The response to the worship was wonderful and the team did exceptionally well. God moved on the scene and there were many moved closer to God through the powerful message given that evening! V2H and the TN WAVE are very grateful to have been part of this wonderful event in reaching students for the glory of God! Watch clips here courtesy of Dustee and Roderick and Jamie Jenkins :
Vision 2 Hear El Salvador hosted the first GLOW SKATE PARTY at the G-SPOT SKATE PARK on Saturday. From a graffiti competition to skate competition, V2H and V2H ES are committed to creatively communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The night started with new graffiti being painted on the walls. Local artists joined in to give the skate park a facelift and we used it as an opportunity to engage believers and non-believers for the glory of God.
The evening continued with black lights and fluorescent paints being activated and then skaters hitting the ramps doing tricks of all kinds. There was also a competition and new skateboard decks were given away to winners.
Here are a few pics of the night. A very special shout out to Vision 2 Hear ES and all those who volunteer there to serve. You guys are awesome and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
NC WAVE TEAM
On Saturday, the NC WAVE TEAM had the chance to serve alongs side New Covenant Church at Fox Chase Village, a local mobile home park and serve over 300 people (with more than half of them being children, many being of asian and Spanish descent)! We helped operate game areas for the children and then we shared several songs, with a couple of them in Spanish. This was a great follow-up for several from the team who had served in El Salvador this summer. The team did a great jumping in to serve and performing. Here are a few pics from the event.
So thanks for all your prayers for things that are happening with Vision 2 Hear. We couldn’t do what we do without your prayers and support. If you’d like to support us in these efforts and others like it, please donate through paypal here:
This has been an exciting month for a couple of our sister ministries. In India, Pastor Rajendra and the community near the orphanage was able to get the long-awaited playground installed. This is a project we have been anticipating since the children’s ministry at New Vision Church generated the funds to donate this to the orphans.
As you can see from the pictures, the playground has several ways for the children to play and no doubt the children will be very excited to have this area to enjoy. The orphanage currently has 16 children residing (to my knowledge) and Vision 2 Hear along with a couple of other churches are helping to support them. If you are interested in sponsoring an orphan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We hope to update you soon from Pastor Rajendra with more pics of the WAVE Team and churches there. Until, continue to pray for Sion Assembly Church.
Vision 2 Hear El Salvador is moving into their 8th year of ministry. They will celebrate the “official” birthday in October. Recently, Jorge and many of the V2H members have continued their weekly visits to Suchitoto to work with the rural farming community and share Christ’s love. V2H ES has been instrumental over the last several years in providing physical assistance along with spiritual discipleship.
Jorge Campos, President of V2H ES continues to work at the state congress as an interpreter for the deaf, as well as serve V2H and organize the ministry efforts. We are very excited about all that God is doing through him and the members of V2H ES. He will be updating us soon with what projects they hope to accomplish in 2016. Continue to pray for them and all the work with the skater outreach, Suchitoto, and mission house ministry. If you would like to donate to V2H ES, you can do so through paypal.
This slideshow highlights seniors Casey Palicki of the New Vision Team, Holly Roberts of the Summit Team and Carl Gallo of the Wayside Team. Congrats to them for their accomplishments and a special thanks for all of their service with V2H over the years!