El Salvador 2008: T minus 2.5 weeks
Our mission trip to El Salvador departs in just a few weeks. Our team includes six people from St. Mary’s – Reverend Peter Chase, Ariel Acuna, Tim Green, Paul Pyzowski, Tom Riley, Ann Wessel – and five from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Natick – Reverend Mark McKone-Sweet, Mary Erickson, Ron Burns, Sandy Hall, and Joan Hellmuth.
The support from our parish has been tremendous – thank you to everyone who donated money, participated in the Cabaret fundraiser with St. Paul’s, donated used computers, and/or kept this trip and this team in their prayers. We are still finalizing the totals from the fundraising, but it looks like we will be able to cover all the expenses associated with the trip (including travel and the cost of construction supplies), make a direct donation to our sister parish Santa Maria Virgen, and also make an additional donation to the Diocese of El Salvador.
Over the next few weeks we will share additional information on the trip here on our website. In addition, we may be able to provide live updates from our trip on St. Mary’s website so that you can all share the experience in El Salvador with us.