This morning Brian and Merry gave us some updates from their son Trevor and Erika and their work with the orphans in El Salvador. Here is a post from Trevor that gives us a little more detail on their work!
I am Trevor and I am a missionary down in Central America, in a small country called El Salvador. I first came down here in Jan of 2010 for two months. I then went back to the States but was then asked to return in August of 2010. My 8th day here I was cutting with a grinder saw and the blade flung off and hit the tendon underneath my knee cap cleanly cutting it to the bone. I stayed in El Salvador and wondered why God had me cut my tendon my 8th day. But because of my leg being in a cast I was not able to work so it slowed me down and through this I had time to meet my wife (Erika). We married in Dec of 2010 and have been married now for 4 years. We have been blessed with two children, my first Theophilus (3 yrs) and my second Esther (1.5yrs). Both my children have dual citizenship of the USA and El Salvador because my wife is Salvadorian.
We are serving in an orphanage called La Casa de Mi Padre. My wife wife and I in the future (Lord willing) will be house parents to 6 or 8 orphaned children. The children will move into our home (which the foundation will build) and we will become a family. The foundation’s goal is to show the kids what a family looks like. The best way to do this is to become a family. In this country adoption is very difficult so this is why we are setting this up in an orphanage setting. The difference is, we aren’t just going to have a warehouse full of kids. The goal is to build many homes on a 28 acre property that they bought and in each home have parents and then bring in 6 to 8 orphans to be a part of those parents family. We want these kids to see what a Christ like family looks like, what the role of the father, mother and siblings is, and how they solve problems together. Giving them real life and a real family that loves them.