Life in Santa Rosa, El Salvador
Unlike the high flood waters of Belen, Santa Rosa is a dry, subtropical climate. The population in El Salvador has over farmed, over fished and stripped many of the forests due to lack of education of ecological preservation and impoverished conditions. The cost of living is extremely high due to the limited availability of resources so any budding vegetation is immediately consumed. Food costs, however, are not the only challenge. Oppression from long rooted practices in the area has left many souls spiritually bankrupt. The new church in Santa Rosa has brought hope and encouragement to this dry and desolate town. They are meeting in a home but materials and plans for a new church building are currently in development. This new building will provide worship and children’s ministry space and missionary housing.
Jesus says, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.
Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”