In San Salvador, our work is focused in 2 locations: Guayabo and Soyapango. Rock City works alongside the local church, Great Commission Latin America (GCLA), to share the good news of Christ. Guayabo is a community overlooking this vast city where the local church has been doing outreach since 2010. The average income of the families living here is $100 per month and a majority of these families have no running water, which contributes to multiple medical issues. Knowing this, Rock City helped build a Children’s Development Center which also houses a medical and dental clinic. This Center ministers to more than 170 children.
Soyapango is the third most populated area in the country. With the support of Rock City in 2015, a Children’s Development Center was built expanding the reach of the local church in this area. Over 70 children from the community come before-and-after school for a meal, Bible lesson, help with their homework and spiritual care.
Through our partnership with GCLA, Rock City is able to serve the needs of hundreds and have seen these poverty-stricken communities transformed with the Gospel. As short-term missionaries, teams will be assisting the church and these Development Centers with their ongoing outreach efforts. This includes teaching Bible lessons to the kids, visiting families in their homes, helping children learn English, and evangelizing in the community. The medical clinic, which is funded each month by Rock City, also provides an excellent opportunity for those with medical experience to make a unique impact.
“I had every intention of going to El Salvador to tell a bunch of people about Jesus and change their lives. It turns out the people that I had the pleasure of meeting on my trip blessed me immensely more than I could have ever blessed them – their faith is huge, their love is genuine and their joy is contagious. God is undeniably doing incredible work through the Great Commission Church and the Children’s Development Centers. It was a honor to serve alongside the local team and be a witness to it all!” – Jess, traveled to San Salvador March 2017