This summer, Nueva Jerusalen Church in San Jose el Naranjo welcomed SeaCoast Grace Church from Cypress, California for the 6th time. During these trips, this church partnership has collaborated on local church and community projects like a pastor's home and school retaining wall, a clean water tank, home gardens, an improved road, and this year, latrines. The opportunity to work together on projects that strengthen community, attract new members to the local church, and improve health, is a life-highlight for many. Health improvement projects like the ones completed by this church partnership, tackle key health determinants by providing strong homes, preventing flooding, and reducing water and food borne illness, ultimately reducing infectious diseases, infant mortality, and improving overall health and productivity. You will hear in this video that in addition to the positive health improvements these projects provide, is more importantly the transformation of community that takes place through the personal relationships with Jesus Christ and between these church partners.
True community transformation takes place through relationships between church partners, church and community, and a relationship with Christ.
El Salvador Trip July 2012 recap from SeaCoast Grace Church on Vimeo.