South Ridge holds a partnership with Compassion & Iglesia de Dios Manantiales de Vida Eterna in El Salvador! In 2013, South Ridge helped launch the Oasis de Esparanza Child Development Center to help release children from spiritual, economic, and physical poverty. The project provides children with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutrition, medical checkups, and academic help. This partnership revolves around child sponsorship. South Ridge has facilitated sponsorship of over 300 children at or near the project.
In 2016, we raised $30,000 for the Compassion & Care Project! Part of this amount allowed our friends in El Salvador to expand their Child Development Center (see below). It's been a year & a half since then, and it's been amazing to see the way God has worked through it.
Each year, South Ridge sends a team to visit this Center for a week. A typical trip includes a visit to the El Salvador national Compassion office, 2-day Vacation Bible School, work project in the community, sponsored child home visits, Fun Day with sponsored children/sponsors, church service, visit to a colonial town, as well as a visit to a different Center to learn about other Compassion initiatives. We had a team visit in October 2017, who had the chance to see this building completed!
If you are interested in a future trip to El Salvador, please apply here!