Shalom - El Salvador
In 1984, the Shalom children’s home was established in the location where it is today, in the town of Santiago Texacuangos in what used to be the home of an ex-president of El Salvador. The house is used as the kitchen and dining area, as well as for several missionary and team apartments. All of the other buildings and facilities were built over the course of the years with the help of many church missions teams from North America. Today, each age group and gender have their own house, each with its own dorm parents who live in with the children as substitute parents.
Shalom also has a Christian School that serves approximately 275 students. The Shalom Home students attend with many children from the surrounding community and all the children pay a nominal tuition. The school has pre-school through high school and includes all of the customary programs of study such as math, reading, science and social studies, as well as English, computer & the internet, physical education, art, music and Christian education.
Shalom Family Medical Center opened in 2015 and is staffed by fully licensed medical doctors. There are hundreds of unattended sick, diseased, and injured people within a several mile radius of the clinic site. They provide low-cost and no-cost care to approximately 170,000 people within its service radius.
Shalom also has a feeding program that which is a ministry of the youth of the Shalom Children’s Home to this community. The Shalom youth serves the meal and a Bible program to anywhere from 50 to 100 children per visit. Occasionally the home will distribute groceries, shoes, books, or other needed items to the families.
Living Stones Church primarily serves the children and staff of the Shalom Children’s Home, although on Sundays families from the feeding program also attend. The church facility is also used by school for weekly chapel services, monthly meetings, and annual graduation ceremonies.
Any amount donated to Shalom will pay for education for the children at the home, funds to keep the medical center open, the church going and for teams to travel to and from El Salvador several times a year.
Donations by check can be sent to:
503 FM 359 #130-116
Richmond, TX 77406
memo: Shalom El Salvador