SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Savut
Thank you so much for giving me the funds to go on a mission trip to El Salvador. The Bruce Gilley Memorial Foundation is a big reason why I was able to go. Words will not be able to describe my life changing experience in El Salvador.
I became a believer in 2011 because people loved me and listened to me. Ever since then, I loved and listened to the people I was surround by. However when I decided to go on this trip, I immediately started to get frustrated. I didn’t understand what was going on. A week before I was scheduled to leave I told my mentor Scott about it. He responded and said “satan just wants you to believe that because you are going on a mission trip to do what God’s wants… and satan hates that.
March 7, 2015
My mentor, Scott took me to the airport and prayed over me before I left. He prayed that God would help me focus, that God would soften my heart, and that I would leave everything in the states and experience God in a beautiful way! That’s exactly what God did and now I will share some of my experiences from my trip.
God is going to surprise you
When I went to El Salvador it finally became real to me that I was going to be away from Tennessee for eight days. We walked out of the airport in El Salvador and our team of nine people was immediately loved on by the National Staff. This team of 10 people loved on us all week. The pastor said “God is going to surprise you… we are here to love on you and service you… we are here to make it the best week of your life… keep your eyes open because God is going to surprise you”
I was so grateful that a team of ten people who lived in a third world country with not a lot of stuff would give their lives away to nine people who were spoiled with materialistic things from the United States. I immediately connected with the National Staff regardless of the language barrier. I fell in love with them!
– Savut – Experience Church