This weekend has been a bit of a whirlwind! It started last night when the kids celebrated many cultures around the world at their school’s annual “A Taste of the World” cultural festival. They attend an international school so there are students from all over the world in their classes. I love the fact that they are getting an education in such a culturally rich environment. As part of the festival, the students could view cultural exhibits presented by the parents, taste international food at food booths sponsored by the high school students, and participate in performing traditional dances. Ian’s class dressed as African animals and danced to music from the movie “Madagascar” while Tori’s class dressed in traditional Indian dress and performed to Indian music.
This afternoon, we attended an event celebrating 10 years of YWAM El Salvador! Ten years ago a pioneer team came from Colombia to start the work in El Salvador. The ministry has had many ups and downs but God has been good over the years. Local church pastors, former staff members, ministry partners, and donors attended, as well as the YWAM Central American director and some of the leadership team. We have been so blessed to have been part of YWAM’s story in El Salvador for the past 2 1/2 years and we are looking forward to seeing how God will impact El Salvador through this ministry over the next decade!
Here’s a few photos from our weekend:
The kids all dressed up and ready to dance!
The U.S.A. cultural exhibit ready to go with everything “American.”
Yours truly got to help organize it this year
Jon was the M.C. for the 10th Anniversary celebration
YWAM El Salvador staff…ready for the next ten years!!
So… do I keep the goatee or not???
Hmm…I’m thinking no 🙂
Yes, the beard is gone!