International Mission Trip to El Salvador
El Salvador is located in the beautiful mountains of Central America. With coffee plantations everywhere, the capital of San Salvador is located in a green valley that has so many amazing views. World-class beaches are less than an hour away, and the culture is full of people who love to interact with visitors to their country.
In spite of all its natural beauty, unfortunately, El Salvador is still suffering the effects of a 15-year civil war. After the conclusion of the war, many people emigrated to North America, and the economy in El Salvador weakened and became dependent on money being sent back to home by their family. Many young men who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children by their parents, have been deported back to El Salvador after becoming involved in gangs in the U.S. This has created a gang ridden culture in El Salvador.
This is where you come in! You will support efforts by local ministries as we come alongside them to work towards restoring hope in the lives of the young people who are the future of this beautiful country. During your week serving in El Salvador, you will have the opportunity to work with at-risk students who have grown up in poverty and who are being targeted as potential recruits by gangs. You may spend time at a local orphanage or at an urban ministry led by U.S. missionaries and locals, where you and your group might engage in Vacation Bible School projects or community service projects. Your group may also participate in small construction projects at the orphanage and surrounding churches.
When you serve in El Salvador with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are providing Salvadorians every opportunity to rise above the circumstances they were born into. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty.