Fiesta in El Recreo

By Connie Hefner My Spanish dictionary defines the word FIESTA as: Fiesta – feast, entertainment, party; public rejoicing. 2 holiday. 3 endearment The fiesta in El Recreo is always held the last day we are there, and it embodies everything listed in the definition and then some! There are over

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Making the Rounds with Beatrice

Kamy Sullivan When our delegation visited the canton of El Recreo this past January we provided and delivered care packages to some of the sickest villagers. Beatrice, our village health-care provider, accompanied us and explained the situations of some of the people we visited. Here are a few of those

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Elementary School in El Recreo

by Connie Hefner “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats In the canton (village) of El Recreo is an elementary school consisting of two small buildings. These buildings together house four classrooms and a principal’s office. Adjacent to the

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El Salvador Clean Water Project

Parishioners Dennis Henderson and his wife Joanne have traveled to El Salvador five times in the past 3 years. A concern Dennis identified was the lack of clean, drinkable water in El Recreo. In addition to the current drought, the water system was further compromised the summer of 2015. In

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The Road Less Traveled

By Kamy Sullivan If you’re not familiar with itinerary of our delegations to El Salvador, some of the logistics can get a bit confusing. Delegations leave the Des Moines airport early in the morning, arrive in Houston a few hours later, and then fly directly to San Salvador, the capital

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Our Clinic in El Recreo

By Kamy Sullivan In 2012 a few St. Boniface parishioners, using private funds, had a clinic built in El Recreo. The 10’x30’ cement block building consists of three rooms: one for reception, another for exams, and a third for storage. The clinic was constructed by the people of El Recreo

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