El Higueral

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.

Travel to El Higueral
December 31-January 7

Join Pastor Erin and other Saint Andrew members in a mission trip to our sister community, El Higueral this winter. The trip is scheduled to leave December 31st and return January 7th. Estimated cost of the trip is $1,000 between airfare and food. Please contact Dan Myers by email or 816-878-1646 if you are interested in joining our delegation or have any questions."

El Higueral Health Clinic Collection Drive
In preparation for the upcoming trip to El Higueral we will be collecting the following items for the health care clinic:

Gauze, bandages, bandaids
Boxed gloves
Women's feminine hygiene products such as: Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat,  Vagistat,  Vagisil
Analgesics for pain relief such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin both adult and pediatric doses
Tooth paste, tooth brushes (individually packaged please) and floss
triple antibiotic ointment
Bisacodyl Laxative
Ben-Gay or muscle rub cream
antacid tablets
multi-vitamins for adults & children
prenatal vitamins
Ranitidine, Prilosec, Prevacid 

Please leave your items in the basket marked El Higueral Clinic Collection in the Hearth Room.  Please contact Michelle Myers at 913-645-4628 for questions. If you would prefer to make a cash donation, checks can be placed in the offering with "medical supplies" in the memo line.