Easter Visit to El Salvador


Spring 2018
Written by T. S. Ashley Milne - Venezuela
tsamhorizons@shaw.ca

At Easter this year, Brother Omar Lozada from Venezuela and I were invited to El Salvador to participate in an annual conference. This was a very encouraging experience! After being met at the airport by Brother Kevin Flett and his wife Patricia, we drove to a place called Al Arnatal,where a three day conference was coordinated by seven assemblies in the west of El Salvador.Adjacent to the gospel hall, was a unique shelter made out of bamboo and a thousand palm branches, where more than 350 believers came to hear God's Word being ministered. This was only one of several conferences held over the Easter season in this small country of more than twenty assemblies. The Lord has indeed blessed the labour of His servants.




Kevin Flett his wife Patricia, Hazel Brownie and I

Omar and I were scheduled to minister three times per day during the Conference, plus a Gospel message in the evening and we were very conscious of the Lord's help. On the Saturday afternoon, following the last meeting of the Conference, a lady told us that she had accepted the Lord as her Saviour during the Gospel meeting. Apparently, some months before,this same lady who was expecting a baby, had a terrible accident, and lost the baby. She was heartbroken, very sad, but thankfully, now the Lord has saved her. Below second on right.


Alan and Diana Clark, with Alba Aguilar a sister who works for the Red Cross in El Salvador.

At the conference, we had the privilege of meeting our brother and sister Alan and Diana Clark, and our sisters Hazel Brownie and Helen Griffin, who have lived and laboured in El Salvador for many years. Following the conference, Omar and I had the opportunity to visit some assemblies in the country and had some ministry meetings in different locations. We also visited an assembly four hours from the capital San Salvador, called Los Jiotes. En route, we stopped to visit brother Raul, a fulltime worker, living in San Miguel, which is the city where Brother and Sister Goatley lived and laboured for many years.




Craig Saword and sons Danny and Jeffery

We spent the last Lord's day of our visit with Craig Saword and his sons Jeffery and Danny in El Rosario. It was wonderful to meet up again with our dear friend and brother Jack Saword and his wife, Lilian.


Jack Saword and his wife, Lilian.

Prayer is valued for the progress and safety of the work and workers in El Salvador and it was indeed a joy to see what the Lord has done, and continues to do in this land.

Spring 2018
Written by T. S. Ashley Milne - Venezuela
tsamhorizons@shaw.ca