This post is being submitted by team member Susan Burrer.
As our teams end the Build, visually, we can see the progress of house No. 1, rising from the earthened footers to the rows of chespa-filled block and rebar walls, and house No. 2 with all the cement walls sanded and painted with sealer/primer.
Yet, it is what we cannot see that really matters. We cannot possibly know the long-term impact we have on these families…and they on us. We hear their genuine thanks and feel their gratitude in their hugs for a seemingly humble little place they can now call home…so physically life changing for them…but it is so much more. There are no words, really…we each go away with ‘something’ unexplainable in our hearts that was not there when we came to El Salvador.
May we each find a way to continue to pass on our blessings in whatever or wherever it is that God is calling us, and may we respond with “Here I Am Lord,” like the song says…
2014 El Salvador Mission Team