El Higueral is a poor farming village in the mountains of El Salvador with which Saint Andrew has had a sister relationship since 1992. Our twice yearly visits are intended primarily to let the Salvadorans know they are remembered in our prayers and that we care about them. When a work project is proposed, our team joins in as fellow workers.
We go primarily as learners, not teachers. We learn what it means to live in hope and faith and joy in the midst of poverty. We learn to get along with less of the material possessions we claim to be required for a good life. Team members inevitably report that the experience has changed the way they view the world.
Our next journey to El Higueral will be June 29 – July 6
led by Clayton Kennedy.
For more information contact Jeff Mildner.
News from El Higueral
Our correspondent Jorge Arnoldo (Coky) Arevalo Cabellero, a student at UCA (the Universityof Central America in San Salvador) has informed us that his grandfather, Jorge Caballero, passed away [April 29, 2013]. Please pray for his family. Jorge suffered a stroke last week.
From Jerry Daugherty:
Most people who have gone to El Higueral are familiar with Don Jorge. He is one of the original leaders of the village and is their best carpenter. He and his wife Hilda live at the edge of the "plaza". He is always my go-to person when I need a tool or advice on how to build something. During my last visit he worked with me on my Spanish, building our lessons around carpentry.