Intergenerational Mission Trip
Rosario de Mora, El Salvador
July 3 – 10
* Open to Middle School youth
- To build relationships with the Presbyterian Church partner, the Reformed Church of Rosario de Mora, El Salvador; to know Christ amongst the people of El Salvador.
- To gain a greater understanding of cross cultural mission engagement.
- To spend time with and help refurbish a water system in the Rosario de Mora community.
- To learn about PCUSA mission efforts through the work of mission worker Kristi Van Nostran.
Cost is approximately: $1,195
This includes airfare, food, transportation & lodging
(3 night home stay &
4 nights in guest houses)
We do mission in Partnership
- Our shared grace in Christ and thanksgiving to God
- Our mutuality and interdependence
- Recognition and respect of our identities
- Open dialogue and transparency of action
- Two-way sharing of resources, human and financial
For more information and to sign-up
July 3 – 10, 2015
Why El Salvador?
* There is much to be learned from the Salvadoran church's faith commitment and focus on the forgotten in society.
* PCUSA World Mission has had a partnership relationship with the Reformed Calvinist Church of El Salvador since 1979
* PCUSA missionary Kristi Van Nostran has served in El Salvador since 2010
* The Reformed Calvinist Church of El Salvador is eager and able to foster
long-term mission partnerships.
Who is the Reformed Calvinist Church of El Salvador
The Reformed Calvinist Church of El Salvador (Spanish: Iglesia Reformada Calvinista de El Salvador) is a Reformed
denomination in El Salvador, that adheres to the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Second Helvetic confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed and the Athanasius Creed. It was organized in 1979, and maintains a Reformed Biblical Centers for lay training. In 2004 the denomination had 3,212 members and 6 congregations and 10 house fellowships. It is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
The Reformed Calvinist Church is affiliated with a number of Reformed Churches from around the world including the PCUSA.
Activities during the visit:
* spend time in worship & fellowship
* art and craft activities with children in the Rosario de Mora community
* with people from the community visit nearby historic colonial town
* help refurbish community water system
* learn about and experience rural life in El Salvador
* examine faith communities involvement in El Salvador’s 12 year civil war
* visit sites of Salvadoran church leaders who gave their lives for the faith
* explore one of El Salvador’s national parks: Cerro Verde (Green Mountain)
* walk through coffee cooperative farm
Feb 28: Deposit due to hold your spot $100
March 5: Group meets for orientation
April 5: Group meets to learn about El Salvador + receive ½ payment
April 20: Groups meets for study
May 5: Groups meets for social
May 20: Groups meets Salvadorans living in Louisville
June 5: Groups meets for study/reflection
+ final payment.
June 20: Final prep gathering.
Please call or email me if you have any that we can borrow.
WPC Planning Team
The Chancel Choir & Instrumental Ensemble
Sing Me to Heaven
March 22, 2015
Arts on the Corner
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