Before leaving for his second trip to El Salvador with Habitat for Humanity, Chris shares what the experience of serving with others means to him.
It’s been a year and half since I was in El Salvador for the first time with Global Village, and now that I’m ready to embark on my second trip this month, I can honestly say I’m just as excited if not more this time!
I’ve been blessed to be a part of another Global Village mission trip with our incredible international Habitat partners in El Salvador. The fact that we get the opportunity to work alongside (sometime in the ditches), a family to raise the walls of their home is an amazing feeling, and regardless of the language barrier, there’s always something special about the bond we have with these families.
I would also add that our interactions with the local Habitat team, including the construction team, has been inspiring. They welcome us with open arms, as if we were family and treat us like royalty! They take care of our every need, and always keep our safety a top priority. And when we’re not on the build site, we’re taking in the local culture and enjoying the hospitality of the wonderful people of El Salvador.
Overall, the trip is nothing short of a life-changing experience that I would encourage everyone to consider in their lifetime!