Blog post written by Jenni Ramsey
I have flown through the Dallas airport (the hub for American Airlines) for many years as I've served in Latin America, but this month I exited the airport terminal for the first time. We've recently developed some wonderful relationships with churches and ministries in North Dallas that are considering partnering with our work in El Salvador. My brother and his family moved to Dallas in 2013 and I had an incredible week staying with their family and doing ministry as well.
Here are a few trip highlights:
It was such a pleasure to meet Ginnie and Sarah Johnson, authors, speakers, artists and founders of King's Daughters. Ginne and Sarah were referred to me through Young Women of Vision, Orange County, and they are interested in partnering with our quinceanera outreaches in the future. Ginnie has generously donated her book, "Trading Up For a King's Daughter" to many of our missionary partners serving in El Salvador. We spent four hours sharing, laughing and marveling at the amazing things the Lord was doing in our midst. We had two unexpected guests from El Salvador who joined our meeting and are anxiously watching as future ministry partnerships unfold from our time together.
Mike traveled to Dallas this past fall on a business trip and connected with Mercy Church, Frisco, during his trip. He developed a significant connection with Mercy Church lead pastor, Jason Brewer, and Mercy Church hopes to send a team to El Salvador in the future. I really enjoyed my time with Jason, Lindsey and their church family and was honored to speak at Mercy Church about missions and the orphan crisis in El Salvador.
We are continually talking and praying with King's Daughters and Mercy Church about future ministry partnerships in Central America and sense that His Hands His Feet has great potential to grow in the Dallas. I deeply enjoyed everyone I met during my week in Texas and appreciated the Southern hospitality, conservative values and slower pace of life. I am definitely looking forward to returning to Dallas again soon to see my incredible family (the picture below shows my brother, niece and nephew) as well as our new friends and family members in Christ.