1 week. 30 prostheses. 23 verbal professions of faith. Numerous lives changed.
It is amazing how God works to bring people together to open doors and to provide opportunity. A team of six traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador to partner with Rotary and FUNTER to provide prosthetic care and to share the light of Christ.
The first day involved evaluating and casting the patients. We were amazed by the ingenuity and resiliency as one of the first patients walked in on a leg he had made himself from a single piece of wood.
The next two days we were all immersed in modifying and fabricating to be ready to fit and deliver Thursday and Friday.
The people of El Salvador are full of generosity and gratefulness. For one of our patients with a left transtibial amputation, this was the first time she had walked in two years. As a thank you gift her and her husband gave a basket full of fresh fruit. She came in with her only pair of shoes. She does not work and has very little. This was a tremendous gift. She was so grateful for the chance to walk again and to work.
While in El Salvador we were also able to partner with the Fridenstine’s and the work their team is doing with Emmanuel Baptist Church and Emmanuel Baptist School in Cojutepeque, El Salvador. We had the privilege of sharing the gospel through colored bracelets and handed out over 180 backpacks to the students.
“and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32
“El Salvador is calling and we must go.”