Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sound Man in El Salvador

Volume 6 Issue 3
Sound Man in El Salvador

As you may recall from our last newsletter, Mike went down to El Salvador to run sound for a Keynote outreach band named Stop On Green.  The team played four shows and got to build a house for a grandmother in a community called “Los Angeles Dos”.
Gangs are rampant and we had the opportunity to work alongside former gang members called “The Disciples”.  They used break dancing and hip hop music to share the gospel.

For most of our shows, we didn’t get to know how much impact our concert had, but at the final show about 30 students indicated that they placed their faith in Jesus!
The day we spent building  a home was a true high light.  One family we talked with shared that it takes them $7 a day to feed their family.  When asked how much the father had that day, he said $1.  The homes they lived in were sticks, plastic, and little more.  We built a 10 foot by 20 foot home that in com parison seemed like a mansion.

Following the completion of the build, we had the opportunity to present the new owner of the home with a gift basket of food and a Bible.  She was overwhelmed with the joy of receiving the blessing from the Lord.

Prayer Requests
  • Pray for the transition that approaches with the birth of our first child due June 21.

While Mike was on his trip/ out of the country Leslie attended a mission’s conference in Peoria, IL.  She was well taken care of by her in-laws while her hubby was away.  She was thankful  to have Skyped with him about every day.

Leslie being a Butler Grad…
listened to the semi-final game on the car radio going to pick up the team at the airport.  Mike and Leslie had the opportunity to watch the final championship game (via telecast) at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Check out the video of a performance of The Disciples in El Salvador.

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