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Day 3

Posted Jan 5, 2018

This morning we bid San Salvador and our hostel goodbye for the next five days because… CAMP HAS BEGUN!

We met all the counselors and campers at the church in San Salvador, loaded the buses and we were off on the hour ride to the beautiful Lago De Coatepeque. Our campsite rests about 100 yards above the crater-lake and we have a beautiful view of the lake from every spot around camp!

The morning was filled with cabin games and introductions. After lunch was siesta (much needed), bible study and POOL TIME. We spent lunch time and siesta time telling campers that if they didn’t eat their food or take their nap they couldn’t swim this afternoon. Safe to say they love the pool! Our counselors can all agree it’s one of the coldest pools we’ve been in, but we decided to treat it like a polar plunge and went in anyways!

This evening we are having dinner, club and time with the cabins. Every night our Pine Cove team meets up to talk about our days and debrief the things we’re learning (and read blog comments- leave us a shout out below!)

It’s only our first day but it’s been filled to the brim with laughter and lessons for each of our staffers. We all have talked about how abundantly grateful we are to serve a God who is bigger than language barriers. Please continue to pray for unity between our staff and the El Salvadorian staff and that we will “endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace” like Paul talks about in Ephesians 4.


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  1. Ohhhh you guys!!!! What a day!! There is seriously nothing like the first time you plunge into that freezing water – but seeing the joy on those kiddos’ faces takes away the pain 🙂

    I’m praying everyday for you guys – that you remember to see His abundant love, grace, and sovereignty through these kids and the beauty around you and that our God MADE that but it is nothing compared to what’s to come (how crazy is that??) and I’m praying for these kiddos, these incredibly loving and joyful kiddos, that they see Jesus through you guys.

    I know it’s exhausting, but press on y’all!! You can do it and enjoy every second. I’m eagerly awaiting some language blunders 🙂

    Love all of you!!!

  2. CLASSIC having horses run wildly through the middle of camp. Hahaha!

    And nothing quite takes your breath away like jumping into that pool!

    Guys, keep giving it all you’ve got and know that in the blink of an eye it will be over. So proud of you all and praying daily. Love you guys and wish I was polar plunging with you!

  3. Love seeing these updates!
    Praying for the team and the hearts of the campers. Praying God will work in every life and that each of the campers would come to know Him!

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