Mensajeros de Jesus Student Center

Mensajeros de Jesus Student Center is active in the rural area of San Matias. The center provides needed guidance and teaching on Bible reading, praying and worship. Children have access to health checkups, nutritious meals, homework help, singing, dramas, and teaching of values. Child/parent relationship activities, child abuse seminars, and vocational training are available for the parents.
El Salvador
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San Matias, El Salvador

290 children

Pastor Juan Antonio Lopez is changing San Matias as he serves the children in Jesus' name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.


  • The Center provides needed guidance and teaching on Bible reading, praying and worship.
  • Children have access to health checkups, nutritious meals, homework help, singing, dramas, and teaching of values.
  • Child/parent relationship activities, child abuse seminars, and vocational training are available for the parents.

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The community of San Matias is home to nearly 3,000 people. Many adults work as day laborers and the monthly family income is $80. Homes are typically made of clay with tile roofs and dirt floors. This community is in need of improved education opportunities and nutrition. Current struggles include: unemployment, lack of basic food, the fight against delinquency, and growing a safe environment.

Apostoles y Profetas Church of San Matias began with a few people leading small groups in the community and has grown to 247 members. The Country is inspired by Eph. 2:20 "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone." Their goal is to reach communities for Christ through small groups and missions work in surrounding areas.

  • This church has partnered with Compassion for over six years.
  • 290 children participate in the Child Sponsorship Program.
  • Literacy campaigns and school supplies are provided.
  • Goals include increased illness prevention and environment safety.
  • Abundant spiritual growth through knowledge of truth in Christ.
  • 64 children are enrolled in computer workshops, 56 in sewing workshops, and 50 will soon begin to learn about chicken farming.
  • The first graduates of the computer program were in 2008, the next will be this year.
  • Improved reading and writing due to scholastic materials and workshops.
*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.