Beautiful meeting place of the People of God on the Way
The original facility was destroyed by flooding and landslides in 1982. The community now meets in this open-air space.
Friendly conversation prior to formal meeting
"We are the messengers of this Reign of God here in your midst. This reign of justices against all injustice, of truth against all lies and corruption, of life against all threats against life, of caring love against all egotism, of liberty against all oppression and slavery."
- Father Pedro Declercq, People of God on the WayFather Pedro spent his life nurturing the Christian base communities in El Salvador.
Once each month this faith community commemorates birthdays.
The cake becomes the means by which they celebrate communion.
After worship we purchased artisan crafts in the shop behind this wall.
Recently Maryknoll sisters in the community held a workshop to teach
women struggling in poverty how to make paper flowers.
Birds nest in the leafy canopy overhead.
The poster below is titled "Vivid thoughts of men and women who strengthen our Christian Commitment:
A Community persuades and convinces when it is the Community of Jesus."
Following our time at El Pueblo de Dios en Camino, we traveled five hours to Morazón to visit another Christian base community, Colón. We arrived a dusk to a moving musical welcome. See video below.
"Welcome, brothers and sisters, to this place, this heroic land."
For the next two nights, members of the two communities visited provided food and lodging (paid for by our fees to Fundahmer).