Wow! It seems that our past few days at El Buen Pastor have just flown by! Today was our last full day here in the community.
The day started with a breakfast of eggs, ham, plantains, and fruit. After fueling up, we embarked on a hike to the Cihuatan ruins about 20 minutes outside of the community, where we were able to climb a thousands-year-old pyramid and explore the ruins of an ancient ball court. After our return to the community, we met with high school and college scholarship recipients, and had the opportunity to ask each other about our experiences as students. Lunch was a meal of marinated chicken with rice and a strawberry pineapple juice. After lunch, we distributed bags of over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and our 30th anniversary t-shirts to the families. We also enjoyed a cultural exchange, in which we were treated to traditional Salvadoran dance from a local dance troupe. Following the cultural exchange was some free time in which to play with the kids, and then another amazing dinner of cheese quesadillas, fried potatoes, hot chocolate, and casamiento, a mixture of beans and rice. After dinner, we played bingo with the entire El Buen Pastor community, and the families were able to win prizes we brought from home.
Thank you so much for reading again, we ask for your blessings and prayers as we continue our journey.
-The El Salvador Delegation Blog Team
PS, we are still unable to get good enough service to send pictures, but we will send all of the pictures from El Buen Pastor upon our return to San Salvador tomorrow.