Post written by Jenni Ramsey
Tonight we were blessed to participate in a group wedding celebration for 14 couples at Calvary Chapel, San Salvador. Many of these couples have lived together for decades. Some have children and grandchildren, and a few of these adorable kids held the trains of their dresses. These couples have never been able to afford the costs of a wedding, or have never understood the importance of marriage. It was so precious to see women in their 50's and 60's dressed in beautifully flowing wedding gowns. I was blessed to be one of the greeters at the door and hugged and congratulated each bride. It was overwhelming to play such a special role in their big event. Many of these couples requested photos with me and our team, knowing that we were missionaries from the United States.
Before the ceremony, we were invited to speak on the Calvary Chapel radio program ("Radio VEA"). I did an impromptu interview in Spanish and it got my heartbeat going (speaking "live" on the air in Spanish)! I was honored to speak about our week of ministry, the vision for the quinceanera, the homeless feeding ministry and also shared a bit of my personal calling to El Salvador. Tonight was an unforgettable evening and our hearts are filled with much anticipation as we prepare for the quinceanera tomorrow.
Buenas noches de El Salvador!