First-Timer in El Salvador

First-Timer in El Salvador

When I first signed up to go on a mission trip with Santa Cruz al Salvador, I basically knew little about ESalvador other than it had had a horrible civil war in the 1980s, was poor and had major gang violence. I was expecting to find malnourished, dirty, sad, withdrawn children.

Sister Peggy

Sister Peggy

Sister Peggy O’Neill By Elizabeth Bunch In the small charming city of Suchitoto, Sister Peggy (Margaret Ann) O’Neill can often be found laughing and visiting with friends or guests in the Museo Cafe of the Centro Arte para la Paz (Center of Art for...
Greenhouses in El Salvador

Greenhouses in El Salvador

Greenhouses in El Salvador by Gwen May This was my third trip to El Salvador and when I was asked to write something about my experience I laughingly said I was going to write about food. Little did I know how that topic would touch me. Pupusas are a traditional meal,...
Pedrina Rivera

Pedrina Rivera

Pedrina Rivera by Kent Madsen Pedrina Rivera has been a long time friend and co-worker in our community of Guillermo Ungo. We first met Pedrina as a young woman in the village of Los Henriquez.  The next time we visited it seemed that Los Henriquez was struggling as a...