Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Greetings from El Salvador!

So Sunday early in the morning we left San Andres, Guatemala, and arrived in the city in time to attend one of the several services at Casa de Dios--the largest church in the country.  From there we headed over to Antigua, Guatemala where we celebrated a successful medical mission with some touristy activities.

Yesterday afternoon I left the medical team to head to Guatemala and purchase my bus tickets to El Salvador. After spending the night there, I caught my 6am departing bus this morning, and traveled via Ticabus to Santa Ana where I was dropped off along the road with hardly a clue as to where I needed to go. Thankfully, my Spanish proved sufficient to ask directions to a place I could catch a chicken bus towards Texistepeque where I was to meet a friend of mine named Benjamin Zink, who is interning with a BIC pastor locally.

An hour or so and two chicken bus-rides later, I stepped off into the market in Texistepeque, where I was quickly spotted by Benjamin.  We spent some time catching up, and then I listened to him talk about the local culture, etc.

Tonight I'll be going with Benjamin to the local BIC for the church event of the day--music practice! I'll be staying here through to Thursday morning, when I'll be heading over to Tegucigalpa to meet the Horsts and the awesome STEP team.

Continued prayer for health and safety would be phenomenal!  Thank you all so very much for your prayers and support thus far!  Can't wait to share with you all in more depth how this trip has gone!!  Blessings in Christ!


  1. Hello Benjamin,
    So glad to hear you made it to El Salvador safely.
    Sounds like quite an adventure...I wonder what a "chicken bus" looks like. I can only imagine...
    We miss you lots.


  2. Hey Ben :)
    i really miss you! i cannot wait till you get home:) i hope you are having a blast!!

    have a great time!!



  3. Glad to hear the trip is going well! And thanks for keeping us updated :-)

  4. Glad your having an awesome time! Safe travels tomorrow!