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Dates: Feb 17 – 24, 2018

Approx trip cost: $2,800

Download the Application Form by clicking the link below, and scan to serveglobal@wkc.org

Global Trip Application

In February 2018 you are invited to visit our global partners at YWAM San Salvador, as we help build a home alongside and for a vulnerable family, and serve our partners as they impact a community one child at a time. See more information on YWAM San Salvador below.

For more information email serveglobal@wkc.org

The Need: A Snapshot

In El Salvador, poor communities are led by rivalling gangs, largely comprising young men. Often the average age of an active gang member is 11-15. Due to the gang hostilities, El Salvador has become known as the homicide capital of the world, with more killings per day, almost all gang-related, than there were during the brutal civil war of the 1980s.

The Response

The YWAM team, led by local El Salvadorians, are the only organization licensed by the gangs to operate in one such community. There they seek to impact the culture at its root: through the lives of the children. Through a holistic approach – physical, spiritual, social – they reach into the lives of the community’s children, bringing the hope of a future and the freedom to aspire toward a life beyond the seemingly inescapable clutch of gang-involvement.

Every year our young adult community travels to El Salvador to support the local ministry and to build a home for one vulnerable family in the community.