Vision Trip – El Salvador


Our daily morning devotion on the first day was themed, “How Did I Get Here?” While everyone knew the specific situation/circumstance that got them to El Salvador, most of us were trying to figure out why we were there and were asking, “What does God have planned for me on this trip?” Throughout our amazing journey we heard moving testimonies from our fellow travelers, pastors, congregation members, and children. Some testimonies told of hardships and struggles which ultimately brought them to Christ, while others told of a lifetime committed to Christ. While the individual details differed, the underlying theme was the same; God has a plan for each of us. The 24 of us who traveled together made lasting relationships with each other, the churches, the children, and interpreters. We understood it was not by chance, but rather God’s divine appointment, that we had the opportunity to take this journey together. So why were we there…for strength, for understanding, for relationships, for intervention, for healing, for leadership, and most of all, for LOVE. Each one of us has a better understanding of what it means to love one another the way Christ loves us and our lives will forever be changed.

Testimony’s from GWI Team Members 

“On this trip, God softened my heart in a way that I didn’t believe was possible. I was able to have some alone time in prayer with the Lord in the evenings at which time, my heart broke as He revealed things only He could; about my past, about healing and moving on, about trusting Him completely, about His plan for me and not my own. In this time, the Lord revealed to me the spirit of a servants heart through many of my co-worker’s on the trip.” – Amy Ferguson

“I want to live and work in a way that they would see Christ in me; it is then that we will truly begin to live out the mission of the company – when we all can agree on our differences, get past them, and focus on serving Jesus Christ every day of our lives.” – Amy Ferguson

“I Came back with a new commitment to build more and meaningful relationships.” – Gabriel Allen

“I am encouraged more than ever to not only tell people about ICM and the great work they are doing, but to share the good news of Jesus Christ as we are commanded to do.” – Candace Harris

“Sharing personal experiences with God is something worth sharing with others and is not to be kept to oneself.” – Jeff Aplin

“I understood our mission before the trip. But now I look at it in a different light. Especially the Glorify God “through continual investment in our people, clients, community, & the world we live in. Gulf Winds actually LIVE’s our mission statement, whereas to so many others they are just words.” – Jeff Aplin

“Having a “relationship” with God means more than a brief daily understanding. Making him first in all things is what is required for his work to be done in our lives.” – Ben Baxley

“God has called us all here to allow us an opportunity to be closer to him in many ways. I believe the relationships we are building through all aspects in logistics that we are impacting the world in ways we cannot comprehend or explain.” – Ben Baxley

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