18 Years –First Ordination. Rev. Juan de Dios and Rev. Marta Landaverde
Evangelical Methodist Church of El Salvador 12 CHURCHES and 10 PASTORS 667 Members-- 259 are under the age of 30 TOTAL BUDGET FOR 2012: $140,751 For all churches, office, clergy support, all ministries Pastors earn $2,400 a year No health plan, no vacation, no medical, no pension
37% of the population live below international poverty standard ($12.5 a day) • Average income is approximately $2,100 to $2,200 a month; however, this is skewed by the wages of the wealthy. • Most earn between $1000 to $2000 a month. Many earn even less—uneducated, illiterate, unskilled earn approximately $35 to $60 a week. • Prices of foods: • Chicken $1.55 a pound • Milk $5-$6 a gallon • Estimated monthly cost of groceries for family of four: $4.96 per day/ $148.80 a month in rural areas; higher in urban areas. This factors in very little meat as well.
Home repair/new build • Church repair/new build • Parsonage repair/new build • Bible Study for Children • Medical Clinics • Disaster relief
Ways to help Financiallydirect contribution to Methodist Church in El Salvador for ministries, pastoral support, church supportGIFT program
Average cost per person for mission trip to El Salvador is approximately $1,200 to $1,300Teams are housed in a hotel or the newly built Mission House.