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El Salvador Partnership

posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:57 AM by Gethsemane Lutheran Church
El Salvador Partnership – A New Opportunity
Did you know that it costs $2 a day for one of our partnership children in El Salvador to get to school? And $10 a month for blood pressure medicine and $15 a month for a family to get necessary medicine and health screenings? These costs can be prohibitive in a country where the average daily wage is just $8. 

As a new way to engage in partnership with our sisters and brothers in El Salvador we have created a sponsorship program. You are encouraged to select one way that you can support the members of Iglesia Concordia – with a onetime gift or a monthly pledge. All donations can be made to Gethsemane with El Salvador in the memo line and put in the offering plate or by contributing on-line and are tax deductible. There are sponsorship pledge forms around the church. A gift of any size is appreciated and will be put to good use.  If you have additional questions please contact Pastor Sarah.

El Salvador Partnership Trip - July 6-13
This summer a group of Gethsemane members will travel out of our comfort zones into a unique adventure of faith, learning and self-discovery.  We will explore the treasures of El Salvador, learn from personal testimonies, and begin to understand the legacy of the civil war of the 1980s. We will spend time in worship and fellowship with our partners at Iglesia Concordia. Trip cost is $1,650 which covers airfare, lodging, food, ground transportation and trip insurance (limited scholarship money is available.)  A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due Sunday, March 4. If you have questions or are interested in participating please contact Pastor Sarah.